Open house for Maritzburg's last game

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United annexed the leadership of the stream with an impressive 1-0 victory over Bay United at Harry Gwala this weekend, where the scoreline could have been much greater.

And the crowd of some 5 000 people at the game, thanks to free entrance, played a big role in lifting the players for that polished performance.

Now United need a victory against fifth-placed Stars to be sure of winning the Coastal Stream and progressing to the NFD final against FC AK, to play for one promotion place to the Premier Soccer League.

“The free entrance against Bay worked very well, and I think it came at the right time,” United chairman Farouk Kadodia said.

Tickets for the grand stand will be R20 again.

Kadodia said the team will go into camp again on Friday night as United seek to cover all their bases.

“We don’t want to change the mindset we established last week so close to the final and we want to treat the last game of the season as the most important. With our big performance having come against Bay, we can’t afford complacency now.”