Weather: Rainy Stadium: Harry Gwala Stadium Pitch: Good Round: 1
|Maritzburg Utd||Orlando Pirates|
The Bucs are at Harry Gwala Stadium #OnceAlways https://t.co/8IV8RMWdfJ
Minutes away from kick off here at the Harry Gwala Stadium in what is a lovely evening for soccer #TeamOfChoice #AbsaPrem
And we're off!
And we are underway here at the Harry Gwala Stadium #AbsaPrem
Ndoro strays offside & gets onto a through pass, beating his man & firing wide. Good early signs from the PSL's leading marksman
MBU getting forward on the left & right. Leintjies is stopped by Manyisa on the near side touchline but recovers to fire across goal
End to end action here in the opening 10 minutes at the Harry Gwala Stadium. #AbsaPrem
Mngonyama takes a shot after clearing the attentions of the Bucs defence. He finds Mhlongo well positioned for the save.
Kutumela is in space, chasing down a Ndoro pass, but the keeper is quickly off the line to cover the danger
16' SCORE UPDATE: Maritzburg United 0-0 Orlando Pirates
Great timing in the challenge by Gyimah, as he slides in at the nearpost to cut the MBU attack
Positive opening 20 minutes here for the #TeamOfChoice who are matching the visitors pound for pound. Score still 0-0 #AbsaPrem
Kutumela wins a free kick. Makola & Manyisa stand over it...
...it's tipped sideways to Makola who fires into the wall. The rebound is fired by Memela & the keeper tips for a corner
The #TeamOfChoice find the back of the net but is ruled offside
Memela's build-up finds Ndoro on the right, who looks up & clips an excellent ball to Sarr who heads it over the bar from close range
Mhlongo is at full stretch as Maboe fires at goal from long range. It fizzes past the far post.
Opening half hour has flown by in this exciting clash with both teams in attacking mode here at the Harry Gwala Stadium
JELE......! His towering header off Makola's corner clatters the crossbar, with the keeper & last man well beaten.
35th Min Update- Still goalless here at the Harry Gwala Stadium between the #TeamOfChoice and @Orlando_Pirates
35' SCORE UPDATE: Maritzburg United 0-0 Orlando Pirates
HALF TIME: Maritzburg United 0-0 Orlando Pirates
Half time here at the Harry Gwala Stadium where it's @MaritzburgUtd 0 @Orlando_Pirates 0 #AbsaPrem
2nd half underway here at the Harry Gwala Stadium
The 2nd half is underway
47' GOAL! Bucs caught napping by a quickly taken freekick. Fransman is unmarked in the small box & he taps home for 1-0.
Goal Update- The #TeamOfChoice take the lead early in the 2nd half as Fransman finishes a Mekoa cross. Score now 1-0
50' SUBSTITUTION: Thabiso Kutumela makes way for Mahlatse Makudubela
Makudubela is on a run down the left but Makola plays to Ndoro upfront instead. The Bucs striker is smothered, with 'Skudu' open on the left
Approaching the hour mark here at the Harry Gwala Stadium where it's still @MaritzburgUtd 1 @Orlando_Pirates 0
58' DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION: Memela & Makola make way for Nkosi & Mokondolela
1st change for the #TeamOfChoice as Moyo replaces Rusike. 65 minutes have passed here at the Harry Gwala Stadium
Goal Update- Onyango doubles the lead here for the #TeamOfChoice with a clinical header from a Mekoa cross. Score now 2-0
68' GOAL! Onyango heads home a free header from a corner and makes it 2-0 to Maritzburg United
Mekoa with a cracking shot that is kept out by the woodwork as Mokate makes way for Saal
80' SCORE UPDATE: Maritzburg United 2-0 Orlando Pirates
10 minutes to play here at the Harry Gwala Stadium where it's still @MaritzburgUtd 2 @Orlando_Pirates 0
@Orlando_Pirates pull a goal back to make it 2-1 now here at the Harry Gwala Stadium
82' GOAL! Nkosi fires home for the Bucs with a powerful drive from the edge of the box. It's 2-1 now. Bucs need to up the tempo again.
Nkosi's strike against his former team opens his account in Bucs colours
Final change for the #TeamOfChoice as Shabalala is set to come on for the final 5 minutes
Great opportunity for Maboe to make it 3 for the #TeamOfChoice but his chip is over hit
4 minutes of additional time here at the Harry Gwala Stadium
90' ADDED TIME: 4 minutes
Final Score here at the Harry Gwala Stadium where the #TeamOfChoice have defeated @Orlando_Pirates by 2-1 #AbsaPrem
FULL TIME: Maritzburg United 2-1 Orlando Pirates