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Maritzburg Down Chippa To Move Three Points Clear Of Bucs

Absa Premiership 

Result: Chippa United 2-3 Maritzburg United 

Date: 25 April 2017

Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Kurt Lentjies bagged a goal and an assist to inspire Maritzburg United to a 3-2 win over Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

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The visitors broke the deadlock after eight minutes Mohau Mokate was on hand to head home Kurt Lentjies' corner, 0-1.
 
The Team of Choice carved out another chance midway through the first half as Lentjies laid the ball off to Mokate, however failed he failed to connect.
 
Dan Malesela's charges struggled to carve out a lot openings throughout the first half, although they did go close with a header on 30 minutes.
 
Nonetheless, the score remained 1-0 to Maritzburg as the sides entered the halftime break.
 
Fadlu Davids opted for change five minutes into the second half as attacking midfielder, Devon Saal replaced Dlamini.
 
Maritzburg were then awarded a penalty after 60 minutes when Fillecia was brought down in the box. Lentjies stepped up and made no mistake from the spot, 0-2.
 
Chippa had the ball in the back of the net a few just before 70 minutes, but the referee disallowed the goal due to an infringement with Virgil Vries.
 
The Chilli Boys did pull a goal back through Sekome in the 77th minute to set up a nervy final 15 minutes.
 
However, Maritzburg hit back straight away as Fileccia slotted home to restore the hosts' two-goal lead, 3-1. 
 
Sekoma did pull another goal back for the home side in the closing stages, but the Team of Choice managed to hold on for a victory.

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Here's how they lined up:

Chippa: 1. Akpeyi, 7. Mako, 13. Chabalala, Mvelase, 35. Bergman, 15. Zuke, 21. Sangweni, 20. Mbenyane, 19. L.Manzini, 23. Bereng, 26. Mbokoma.

Maritzburg: 30. Vries, 16. Fransman, 45. Mngonyama, 5. Weidlich, 13. Makaringe, 22. Mokate, 37. Ndlovu, 26. Shandu, 15. Maboe, 29. Lentjies, 38. Dlamini.

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