Friday evening was reserved for the game between Clever Boys against Maritzburg United in the Telkom Knockout. In this game, Maritzburg United won 3-1 after the penalty shoot-out.
After this win, Maritzburg United become the first side to advance to the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals. Wits didn’t make any change in the team since the last win over Chippa United. But in Maritzburg we can see some changes.
Goalkeeper Bongani Mpandle had his second chance, while Kwandakwensizwa Mngonyama returns in the team. Obviously, these changes were good for the team. Because they manage to win in this game. Soccer10 results show us that at the end of the game we can see a series of penalties. While the luckier team was Maritzburg United.
Clever Boys didn’t know how to score
United had one great chance right at the beginning of the match. Thabiso Kutumela finds Mxolisi Kunene, but his shot was brilliantly saved by Ricardo Goss.
Instantly after that, we can see a different style of playing. The Clever Boys had their chances, but United had one amazing defense. Besides, we need to mention Mpandle, he has his eye on every ball. He was very careful.
Gavin Hunt’s team had his five minutes of glory in the latter phase of the first stanza, but they didn’t find a way how to make the final touch. While the opponents barely tested Ricardo Goss at the end of the opening 45 minutes.
The second half starts in the same way as the first one. For one hour we didn’t see any goal. Finally two minutes before the hour-mark we can see a goal. Now Wits were in the lead.
In the second half of the game, Maritzburg was awarded a penalty. In the last five minutes of the match, Clever Boys had one great chance where they can secure the victory, but the ball didn’t want to go in the net. Because of the draw, the game was ultimately sent in the extra-time.
Neither side couldn’t score the winning goal in the last stages of the extra time. Because of that, we have the opportunity to watch penalties. Maritzburg United had more luck in penalties, they won in this match. With Supabets codes and fixtures we can see that they will play in the next competition round.