Free entrance again for United’s last game

2008-04-08 00:00

MARITZBURG United will allow free entrance to the ground again for their final match of the National First Division Coastal Stream against Durban Stars at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday.

United annexed the leadership of the stream with an impressive 1-0 victory over Bay United at Harry Gwala this weekend, where the scoreline could have been much greater.

And the crowd of some 5 000 people at the game, thanks to free entrance, played a big role in lifting the players for that polished performance.

Now United need a victory against fifth-placed Stars to be sure of winning the Coastal Stream and progressing to the NFD final against FC AK, to play for one promotion place to the Premier Soccer League.

“The free entrance against Bay worked very well, and I think it came at the right time,” United chairman Farouk Kadodia said.

Tickets for the grand stand will be R20 again.

Kadodia said the team will go into camp again on Friday night as United seek to cover all their bases.

“We don’t want to change the mindset we established last week so close to the final and we want to treat the last game of the season as the most important. With our big performance having come against Bay, we can’t afford complacency now.”

Stars last week surprisingly fired coach Sammy Troughton on return from a visit to Ireland to attend to his gravely ill father.

Troughton had won three games in succession after his arrival in January to steer the team clear of relegation danger, though the Durban team have lost their last four matches.

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