Brave Maritzburg Utd earn first point of the new season after draw with Sundowns

Maritzburg United fought back bravely after going behind against league champions Mamelodi Sundowns and earned their first point of the new season in a top-versus-bottom clash in the KZN Midlands.

2020-12-06 12:00:00 AM

In a top-versus-bottom fixture, MaritzburgUtd left it all out on the field as they earned their first point of the new season against reigning champions and league leaders Masandawana. | IOLsport

Maritzburg United fought back bravely after going behind against league champions Mamelodi Sundowns and earned their first point of the new season in a top-versus-bottom clash in the KZN Midlands.

Downs who were looking for their fifth game in six games starting attacking early on as Themba Zwane forced a save from Sebastian Mwange in the sixth minute. After an evenly poised opening 30 minutes, Zwane eventually bagged his sixth goal of the season and put Downs ahead in the 31st minute.

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Peter Shalulile started the attacking passage of play to setup Zwane for the goal which helped Kermit Erasmus to play the ball to the 31-year-old Zwane.Shalulile went from hero to villain in the 48th minute as he missed a sitter which he would have scored nine times out of ten.

Downs captain Hlompho Kekana tried to get on the scoresheet by launching a few trademark long-range shots. Mwange injured himself in the 52nd minute after midjudging the flight of a Kekana shot. He subsequently had to be replaced in goal by Jethren Barr. headtopics.com

Maritzburg’s Keagan Buchanan earned a yellow card in the 73rd minute, which means that he will miss his side’s next game against Swallows.🗣 Coach Ernst Middendorp Read more: IOL News »

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