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It's an important match early in the season. Maritzburg find themselves 14th in the table while Marumo Gallants sit bottom of the table in 16th.
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Marumo Gallants subs: Ndlovu, Hlatswayo, Kgoapeng, Khiba, Timm, Thangwane, Madhananga, Mabotja, Mphambaniso.
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Marumo Gallants XI: Arubi, Otladisa, Ravhuhali, Nkili, Nonyane, Ngema, Ndlondlo, Dion, Mnyamane, Manaka, Mvelase.
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Maritzburg subs: Petersen, Allie, Zondi, L. Hlongwane, Skelem, Bhengu, Wyngaard.
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Maritzburg XI: Engelhardt, Ismail, Ndengane, Rae, Theron, Ntshangase, Kewuti, Claasen, Human, Zumah, Soukouna.
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Good afternoon and welcome to this DSTV Premiership clash between Maritzburg United and Marumo Gallants live from Harry Gwala Stadium!
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Kick-off! Marumo Gallants get us underway...
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Mvelase wins a free kick on the left-wing for Marumo. It's played short as they keep possesion.
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Mvelase goes down on the right-wing and Marumo win a free-kick. He's hurt and needs treatment from the medical team, but should be okay.
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Shot! Human fires an effort from outside the area, but it flies over the Marumo crossbar.
12'
Good play from Maritzburg. A ball is played for Zumah to run onto, but it's cut out by a defender.
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Marumo attack through Ngema on the right. He crosses into the area but it's cleared away.
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A long ball is played into the Maritzburg area, but Engelhardt comes out to collect excellently!
19'
Good tempo to the match so far. Marumo win a free-kick on the halfway line and take it quickly.
21'
Otladisa commits a foul in the Marumo attacking half which puts Maritzburg in possession.
23'
Ngema fouls Theron in the middle of the park. Maritzburg free-kick.
25'
Manaka is down hurt and the ball is put out of play.
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Manaka is fine to continue and Marumo play it back to Engelhardt in goal.
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Ngema on the attack for Marumo. He tries to wriggle his way free on the right-wing but gets dispossessed in the corner.
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Free-kick to Maritzburg. Theron delivers a cross into the area from deep, but it's collected by the keeper unchallenged.
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Mvelase crosses into the Maritzburg area but it's headed away at the near post.
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Big chance! Maritzburg break with Human played through inside the area, but takes too long to shoot and sees the effort blocked out for a corner!
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Maritzburg swing the corner into the area, but it's caught by the goalkeeper.
36'
Save! Marumo attack down the right with Ngema firing an effort from an angle inside the box which Engelhardt saves well with his feet!
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Maritzburg threaten with a series of long-throws into the Marumo area, but it's dealt with each time and cleared.
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Corner to Marumo. It's crossed in from the right and Nonyane heads over!
43'
Kewuti defends well against Mnyamane as Maritzburg win a goalkick.
44'
Claasen is booked for tugging on the shirt of his opponent on the halfway line.
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Half-time! Nothing to separate the sides in the first 45 minutes.
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There will be 2 minutes added time.
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Chance! It's crossed into the Marumo area and Claasen sees his volley from inside the area blocked and out for a corner!
46'
Kick-off: Gallants get us underway for the second half!
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Sub for Gallants: Timm comes on for Manaka.
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Sub for Maritzburg: Skelem comes on for Human.
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Sub for Maritzburg: Allie comes on for Zumah.
49'
Kewuti drives down the left for Maritzburg and crosses into the area, but it's cleared away.
52'
Kewuti dribbles on the edge of the Gallants area, but Skelem is there to clear it away!
54'
Close! The ball is cut back to Koapeng inside the Maritzburg area who scuffs the one-touch effort wide of the right post!
55'
Another chance for Koapeng! The striker is played through in the area but has his shot blocked out for a corner!
57'
Solid tackle from Timm! Maritzburg break on the counter, but Timm is there to slide tackle in the last moment!
58'
Save! Engelhardt does excellently to save a one-on-one from point blank range to keep Maritzburg in the match! It was Otladisa with the effort!
60'
Sub for Gallants: Dion comes on for Koapeng.
62'
Chance! A corner is played into the Gallants area which isn't dealt with properly, but no one can finish the loose ball and it's cleared.
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A long ball is played over the top for Zumah to chase, but Ravhuhali clears out for a throw-in to Maritzburg.
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Maritzburg come close! A dangerous ball is played into the area but Skelem can't touch it in! The keeper gets a vital touch out for a corner!
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Shot! A short free-kick is played quickly through to Mvelase in the area who shoots, but sees his effort deflected out for a Gallants corner!
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A cross comes into the Maritzburg area which Engelhardt does well to touch over his crossbar!
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Yellow! Timm is booked for bringing down Kewuti on the halfway line as Maritzburg were on the counter.
75'
Ntshangase looks to have pulled up injured for Maritzburg. He's receiving treatment on the field.
76'
Sub for Gallants: Madhananga comes on for Ndlondlo.
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Sub for Maritzburg: Hlongwane comes on for the injured Ntshangase.
78'
Miss! Ndengane loses the ball at the back allowing Dion to drive through one-on-one with the keeper, but he passes the effort wide of the right post! Gallants should be ahead!
80'
Mnyamane misses another golden chance for Gallants! He's played through on the left side of the area, but can only fire his shot into the side-netting at the near post!
82'
Hlongwane shows good feet on the left wing and wins a corner for the home side.
84'
Close! Skelem almost gets onto the end of a long-throw for Maritzburg, but it's out for a goalkick.
86'
Sub for Gallants: Khiba comes on for Otladisa.
89'
Hlatshwayo crosses into the Maritzburg area from the right, but Engelhardt does well to collect.
90'
Yellow! Theron is booked for a high foot.
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There will be 4 minutes of added time.
92'
GOAL! Soukouna gives Maritzburg the lead with a fabulous strike! Gallants fail to clear a corner, it comes out to Soukouna outside the area who curls an outstanding right-footed shot into the top right corner! Unstoppable!
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Sub for Maritzburg: Bhengu comes on for Claasen.
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Full-time! Drama at the Harry Gwala Stadium with Maritzburg securing all three points with a late winner by Soukouna! Final score: Maritzburg 1-0 Marumo Gallants.
Maritzburg United
Marumo Gallants FC
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Goal Scorers
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90' Soukouna A...
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Kewuti Zukile
Human Rowan
Soukouna Am...
R. Zumah
Ntshangase ...
Claasen Daylon
Theron Brandon
Ismail Riyaaz
Alfred Nden...
Engelhardt ...
Rae Ryan
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13
15
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22
25
27
31
42
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3
10
11
18
19
20
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24
33
36
Nkili Ayanda
Diala Manak...
Ngema Celim...
Otladisa Ka...
Nonyane Leh...
Ravhuhali N...
Ndlondlo Nd...
Mnyamane Thabo
Mvelase Mpho
S. Dion
Arubi Washi...
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Reserves
9
Skelem Leletu
A. Wyngaard
T. Zondi
Hlongwane Lifa
Allie Nazeer
Bhengu Lungelo
Petersen Br...
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38
43
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4
24
1
28
5
4
31
6
22
12
16
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L. Koapeng ...
Mabotja Leb...
Hlatshwayo ...
Madhanaga F...
Timm Miguel
Thangwane T...
T. Khiba
Ndlovu Kgos...
Mphambaniso...