4 minute read
12 Dec 2014
8:01 pm

Blow by blow: Maritzburg Utd vs Amazulu

Maritzburg United goes up against AmaZulu at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

Khumbulani Banda of Maritzburg United and Bornwell Mwape of Amazulu during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and AmaZulu at Harry Gwala Stadium on December 12, 2014 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Starting XI

Maritzburg United: Virgil Vries, Abel Mabaso, Kumbulani Banda, John Pantsil, Ashley Hartog, Thokozani Sekotlong, Mondli Cele, Nhlanhla Vilakazi, Mahommed Awal, Terrance Mandaza , Kwanda Mngonyama
AmaZulu: Siya Mngoma, Willem Mwedihanga, Ouro-Akoriko, Nyadombo,  Hlanti, Robyn Johannes, Nhlanhla Shabalala, Goodman Dlamini, Bornwell Mwape, Ooko, Bongani Ndulula
– The referee blows his whistle for full time. Maritzburg United 1-1 Amazulu
90+’ Hartog strikes the cross bar with a header. Mngoma puts him off
90′  4 minutes of added time will be played
89′ the free kick shot deflects off the human wall and goes out for a corner
88′ Johannes is booked, his foul earns United a free kick
87′ Amazulu fail to score again following a superb build up
85′ Mondli Cele is replaced by Kurt Lentjies. Substitution by United
84′ Mngoma with a double save to deny United
82′ Bongani Ndulula is replaced by Khulekani Madondo. Substitution by Amazulu
80′ the ball is punched out for a corner by Mngoma at the near post
78′ Banda’s shot is pushed away from goal by Mngoma. Mngoma gets up quickly to clear the ball
76′ Bongani Ndulula finds the equaliser from the penalty spot. Maritzburg United 1-0 Amazulu
75′ penalty awarded to Amazulu as Ndulula is fouled in the box
74′ Hartog will continue with the game
73′ Mohau Mokate replaces Terrance Mandaza. Substitution by United
71′ Mwape is send off for a reckless challenge on Hartog
70′  Shange is booked
68′ Philane Shange comes on for Sadate Ouro-Akoriko. Substitution by Amazulu
67′ Nhlanhla Vilakazi is replaced by Thamsanqa Mkhize. Substitution by United
Nhlanhla Vilakazi of Maritzburg United and Paul Ooko of Amazulu during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and AmaZulu at Harry Gwala Stadium on December 12, 2014 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Nhlanhla Vilakazi of Maritzburg United and Paul Ooko of Amazulu during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and AmaZulu at Harry Gwala Stadium on December 12, 2014 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

65′ Vilakazi is booked for tackling Mwedihanga
64′ Amazulu with their best opportunity of the game, the ball goes cross the face of goal
58′ Ndulula fails to keep the ball in play
56′ throw in for United
53′ Amazulu can’t get the final touch right, beautiful build up by Amazulu
52′ corner kick to United
50′ offside call goes against Ndulula
48′ one two many touches by Amazulu in the box, the ball eventually goes out for a corner
46′ throw in for United
– The second half in underway
– the referee blows the whistle for half time. Maritzburg United 1-0 Amazulu 
45′ 2 minutes of added time will be played
44′ Dlamini’s shot is deflected out for a corner to Amazulu. United defend successfully
Virgil Vries of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and AmaZulu at Harry Gwala Stadium on December 12, 2014 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Virgil Vries of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and AmaZulu at Harry Gwala Stadium on December 12, 2014 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

43′ free kick to Amazulu. The ball is played straight at Vries
40′ the is making life difficult for the players
39′ offside call goes against United
36′ Mondli Cele scores the first goal in the KZN derby. Maritzburg United 1-0 Amazulu
32′ Hartog does well to shake off a defender before his shot goes out for a goal kick
31′ the ball goes out for a second corner
30′ corner kick to United
29′ a disappointing free kick from United, Amazulu clear the ball
28′ free kick to United outside the penalty box
26′ free kick to United
24′ Pantsil is fouled by Ndulula near the linesman
23′ Mngonyama over cooks his cross into the box as it goes out for a goal kick
21′ fantastic run by Ooko to get into the box,  he fails to cross the ball in time. Goal kick to United
19′ Ndulula is fouled as he was in a promising position to get forward for Amazulu
16′ Vilakazi’s hand ball gives AmaZulu a free kick
15′ the ball is played back to Mngoma
14′ a great ball is cross into the box by United and one gets to the end of it
12′ superb build up by United. Vilakazi fails to keep his header down in the box
11′ Awal will continue with the game
10′ Ndulula turns beautifully in the box and misses the target by inches
7′ corner kick to Amazulu. The ball cleared away and United initiate a counter
6′ Ooko fails to keep the ball in play
5′ Mwape’s shot is wide at goal
Mohammed Awal of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and AmaZulu at Harry Gwala Stadium on December 12, 2014 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Mohammed Awal of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and AmaZulu at Harry Gwala Stadium on December 12, 2014 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

3′ Awal goes down in the middle of the field, he is carried off
2′ United scramble to clear the ball
1′ throw in for Amazulu
–  Amazulu get the ball rolling. United Playing from left to right, Amazulu playing from right to left