Evans Rusike was the hero as Maritzburg United ended a 5 match winless streak to record a 2-1 victory over Free State Stars.

Rusike scored the equaliser in the second half after Mohammed Anas had put Stars ahead early in the opening half. He fired from close range in the 64th minute to restore parity.

The Zimbabwe International could have easily scored the second but his long range effort in the 80th minute crashed against the cross bar and Lebohang Maboe was there to tidy things to nod Maritzburg ahead.