Register Login Scores

PSL

Bacela Brace Sees AmaTuks Beat Maritzburg In Goal-Fest

Absa Premiership
 
Result: Maritzburg United 2-4 University of Pretoria
 
Date: 9 April 2016
 
Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium
 
University of Pretoria secured a crucial 4-2 victory at Maritzburg United on Saturday to move out of the relegation zone.
 
 
The hosts had the first chance of the clash in the third minute when Zulu had a go from the edge of the box, but his effort flew over the bar.
 
At the other end of the pitch Mnyamane's corner kick posed a real threat for the United defence but they managed to eventually scramble the ball clear.
 
A Mnyamane set-piece caused problems for Maritzburg again in the 22nd minute. He swung in a free kick that picked out Maruping, but his headed effort went wide of the target.
 
Only two minutes later it was the Team of Choice who drew first blood. Deolin Mekoa made a great run and produced an even better finish to give his side a 1-0 lead.
 
Both sides were looking to attack as half-time approached, with Zulu testing Coetsee at one end before Ntombayithethi fired wide at the other. 
 
Three minutes into the second stanza the scores were level again thanks to Mpho Maruping who won a header from Ngubane's cross which he directed home.
 
The equaliser seemed to give the visitors a boost as they took control of the tie with Luyanda Bacela drilling a low shot home for a 2-1 lead.
 
Four minutes later the travelers were two goals clear as Bacela found the back of the net to complete his brace and put his side firmly ahead.
 
The result was secured for the visitors on the hour mark as Atusaye Nyondo put the ball in the back of the net. 
 
Zulu pulled one back shortly thereafter from Sanoka's cross, but it wasn't enough to impact the result for Maritzburg. 
 
The hosts were awarded a penalty, giving them a chance to get within a single goal of Tuks, but Kurt Lentjies could not convert it.
 
 
Here's how they lined up: 
 
Maritzburg: 13 Verbauwhede, 6 Teyise, 45 Mngonyama, 2 Onyango, 19 Mogapi, 27 Mekoa D, 23 Zulu, 19 Rusike, 29 Lentjies, 14 Booysen, 3 Banda
 
AmaTuks: 26 Coetsee, 20 Ngubane, 2 Mwedihanga, 13 Mthethwa, 15 Jaure, 23 Nemukondeni, 7 Maruping, 8 Ntombayithethi, 10 Mnyamane, 14 Bacela, 17 Nyondo
 

Fernandez: Bucs Offer Came As A Shock

Letlotlo: We Regularly Hit The Back Of The Net

Mphahlele On Sundowns’ Hectic Schedule

160 comments

Top 5

Confirmed: CAF Make Qualification Request To Hunt & JZ

37 Nov 30, 2020 11:33 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

10 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Worker Fired After Taking Pic With Maradona's Dead Body

18 Nov 27, 2020 09:34 AM in World News

Chippa At Risk Of Losing Midfielder?

3 Nov 30, 2020 01:50 PM in Siyagobhoza

Breaking! Pitso Clinches Second Champions League Title

317 Nov 27, 2020 10:57 PM in Players Abroad

Worker Fired After Taking Pic With Maradona's Dead Body

18 Nov 27, 2020 09:34 AM in World News

In Pictures: Pitso & Al Ahly Celebrate Record CAF CL Title

35 Nov 28, 2020 10:54 AM in Players Abroad

Maradona's Last Words On Messi & Ronaldo

6 Nov 27, 2020 08:36 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

12 Images Of Chiefs CAF CL Preparations

17 Nov 29, 2020 12:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs/Sirino Impasse Escalates!

51 Nov 30, 2020 02:38 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

PSL Domestic Window To Close Shut!

12 Nov 30, 2020 09:45 AM in PSL

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

How Pitso Helped Ahly Shatter Real Madrid’s Record

10 Nov 30, 2020 10:38 AM in Players Abroad