It was a fast paced game this afternoon at Sugar Ray Xulu stadium where we walked away victorious against Maritzburg United.

Neither team took their foot off the gas in a very competitive game that saw the scoreline change between the halves.

In the first half of the game, Maritzburg played the better attacking game and were unlucky not to take an early lead with Claasen missing an opportunity in the 8th minute.

They set some dominance and had us on the back foot with Moseamedi proving to be a danger man with two attempts at goal.

Their break through came in the 35th minute as Moseamedi squared the ball in front of the goal, allowing Kutumela a clear shot and securing the lead going into the break.

In the second stanza we returned to the field fighting. We looked to put pressure on the visitors from the kick off and carried this game plan out well.

Mtshali equalised for us off some persistent pressure in the 55th minute and then we took the lead with similar play in the 68th as Mutizwa found the back of the net.

The remainder of the game was a full out battle. Both teams created opportunities, Maritzburg were once again unlucky not to equalise as a header hit the cross bar and we could have extended the lead from a number of plays created.

A deserved win at home for the team and a positive one as we prepare for Orlando Pirates at home on Tuesday, 2nd February.

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