Khaya Ndubane

By Khaya Ndubane

Digital Manager Phakaaathi

SuperSport end winless run with a Maritzburg win

SuperSport United ended a nightmare run of eight league matches without a win when they edged out Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday night.

The only goal of a tight game was scored 12 minutes from time by Aubrey Modiba.

The first half was characterised by some outstanding disciplined defending from the visiting side which meant that Maritzburg struggled to create openings on goal.

Their only chance of the first stanza came on the half-hour mark when after a neat move, Deolin Mekoa cut in from the left-hand side and fired narrowly over the bar from 16-yards out.

Eric Tinkler’s team though looked the more threatening side, but they also didn’t have too many chances apart from a Thabo Mnyamane cross which was tipped over the bar in the sixth minute by home keeper Richard Ofori, who also did well to recover a miscued clearance from Siyanda Xulu.

In the end Modiba’s goal was enough to hand SuperSport a much-needed win that moved them one place to number 11 on the log standings.

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