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Maritzburg Brought Back To Ground

Maritzburg United were promptly brought back down to earth this week after their Telkom Knockout heroics, with SuperSport United punishing them in their own backyard.

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The Team of Choice put on a stellar showing over the weekend as they booted Kaizer Chiefs out of the TKO to reach the final of the tournament for the first time ever, but their lengthy unbeaten run was brought to an end on Wednesday evening as they were beaten 2-0 by Matsatsantsa.

Head coach, Eric Tinkler, says that he hopes the loss brings his side back down to earth after they lost at Harry Gwala Stadium for the first time since August, and he admits that they were ‘simply not good enough’ to get a result against his former club.

As quoted by Maritzburg’s official website, Tinkler said, “We were poor to be brutally honest and didn’t deserve to collect the points. Over the 90 minutes we didn’t create enough in the final third, I don’t think we played at the right intensity. Three massive points lost at home unfortunately.

“We need to win our home games, we can’t allow teams to come here and dictate play like that. Especially in that first half. We reacted better in the second half, but our first half performance was simply not good enough.

“When they scored the goal, then they became defensive, before that they weren’t. Eventually they left the one up and everyone was behind the ball, but you’ve got to find the solutions, find the pockets, you’ve got to keep moving the defenders in order to create the spaces.

“We’ve got to roll up our sleeves and keep going. This one we’ve got to take on the chin, hopefully it brings everybody back to the ground.”

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There’s no time for Maritzburg to dwell on the defeat though, and they’re straight back into action against AmaZulu on Sunday - where they will welcome back Keagan Buchanan from suspension - in a KwaZulu-Natala derby that could see them return to the top eight.

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