As expected this was a very tense match for both sides. After making a tactical switch and going into a 3-5-2 formation to counter theirs in the first 10 mins,we grew in confidence and started to dominate in midfield.
There were not many goal scoring chances from either side in the first half and we went into the dressing room at 0-0. We started the 2nd half poorly giving possession away too easily in midfield, poor decision making and erratic passing resulted in most of our attacks breaking down in the final 3rd. We could have defended a lot better when conceding the two goals they scored.
Credit must go to Maritzburg for showing the hunger and desire to get the result they so badly needed.