United end losing streak

2019-02-13 06:01

IN an epic display from a side that have shown little fight throughout the season, Maritzburg United stunned Polokwane City in a thrilling encounter which saw them end their 14-game winless streak, with a score of 3-1 at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday.

Playing in front of a packed home stadium seemed to spur the side on early in the game when United’s Thabiso Kutumela nodded in early on with just four minutes being played to put his side ahead, 1-0. United played with a fluency that has been missing for the most part of the season and were rewarded once again for their efforts when in the 26th minute, Mohau Mokate found a low cross from Fortune Makaringe and tapped it in to make it 2-0.

The “Team of Choice”, having controlled most of the first half, found themselves in danger towards the end of the half as City were almost back in the game with a goal but not for a terrific tackled from United skipper, Brian Onyango.

The host came out the tunnel firing in the second half and extended their lead to three goals after Kutumela scored with a first-time effort to double his tally and give his side a 3-goal cushion. United went on to concede at the other end of the pitch due to a lack of focus in the 59th minute but managed to recuperate and went on to register several more chances, going inches away from scoring towards the end.

United now find themselves two points away from Chippa United who have a game in hand over the boys in blue.

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