The Derby game between Maritzburg United and us ended in a 1-all draw this afternoon at Harry Gwala Stadium. It delivered the excitement and tension of a true Derby game.
We came onto the pitch with determination and in the first minute of play showed our intentions of securing a win as Ndwandwe had a shot on goal that went over the bar. Not to be intimidated, Maritzburg United answered in true Derby style as they took the game to us when they had the ball.
This was to be the tempo of the game for the full 90 minutes as both sides counter played with strong attacking plays into the opponents last third.
We took the lead in the match in the 20th minute. Lerato Lamola was once again the goal scorer. A well played movement for the team saw him enjoy a well supplied cross by Nonyane,he connected it well in the air and guided it into the back of the net.
We held that lead until the 82nd minute. Solid defending today from Nonyane, Mzava, Mngwengwe and our skipper Mathiane denied the home side up until this point. But the persisitance from the Team of Choice paid off for them as Makaringe struck.
This set up a blistering last 10 minutes of play. No time was wasted by either sides and quick decisions were made in throw in and corners. Both sides looking for pockets to play into to secure a win.
It was not meant to be for either side, and after 4 minutes of additional time played, we had to settle with sharing the points.
Another good performance from the side today.
The management, coaching staff and players would like to thank you, our supporters, for another fantastic season of support. Your voices lift the players spirits from the stands.
We look forward to another season with you behind us!