After a goalless first half, it took just 30 seconds of the second half for Michael Gumede to open his scoring account for the team.
This was to be the only goal in a well contested match this afternoon at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium between the KZN rivals.
The first half of the game provided some entertaining football, with both sides working hard to secure possession and playing into attacking positions, but neither were able to capitalise on their chances.
Coming out after the break, Gumede connected a lob from the near side of the field well and found the back of the net.
The second half was high paced and entertaining. Maritzburg United seemed determined to equalise, but some solid defending from the team saw off their attack.
Both the players and the coaching staff will be happy with the 3 points earned today, but will proabably be looking at the game and deciding on whats needed to change to convert more chances as they prepare for next weekends game against Bloemfontein Celtic