Reagan van der Ross played a key role for Maritzburg United as they registered a 2-2 draw with Pretoria University in their first away game of the new National First Division season in the Jacaranda City on Sunday.
The Round 2 fixture featured three goals in the space of four minutes midway through the second half, and required coach Zipho Dlangalala’s visiting side to have strong heads.
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Their hosts took the lead from the penalty spot through Samuel Julies in first-half injury time, but Dlangalala’s men equalised in the 70th minute.
Tuks scored their second goal soon afterwards via Thabang Sibanyoni, but Maritzburg cancelled that out a minute later through Van der Ross again.
Elsewhere, there were mainly stalemates in a league that is otherwise known as the Motsepe Foundation Championship.
The early log table is led by Orbit College with a perfect six points.
Maritzburg sit in third position on goal difference, with four points from their two assignments to date.
But the other KwaZulu-Natal outfit in the division, Milford lie at the base of the 16-team standings with zero points after two straight losses.
The league now enters a two-week recess due to Fifa matches, after which Maritzburg will host Casric Stars.
Black Leopards 0-1 Casric Stars
Magesi 0-0 Pretoria Callies
Marumo Gallants 0-0 Hungry Lions
Milford 0-1 Orbit College
Upington City 2-1 Venda
JDR Stars 0-0 NB La Masia
Platinum City 2-2 Baroka
Pta University 2-2 Maritzburg Utd