Thanda spoil it for Bucks
10 May 2016
Mthatha Bucks looked headed for maximum points in Richards Bay on Tuesday, only for Thanda to spoil the party with two late goals.
Petrus Ngebo had fired in his third and fourth goal in just three games for Amathol’amnyama, but it was not to be enough to earn maximum points as two goals in the final 12 minutes from the KZN side turned three points into one for Bucks.
The visiting side struck first, scoring in the 14th minute when Philani Dlamini's short corner was flicked on by Samkelo Ndletyana, allowing Ngebo to head home.
Ngebo was to make it four goals in three games for Amaythol’amnyama when he scored in the third minute of first half added time, again with a header, this time from Sihle Mbhele’s cross.
The KZN pulled their first goal back in the 78th minute when Siduduzo Dlamini headed in, the equaliser coming right at the death, via a Christopher Komane.
The result leaves Thanda three points above the relegation zone, while Bucks are four points clear.
Mthatha Bucks Starting XI vs Thanda Royal Zulu: Maranti, Hlubi, Kama, Khumalo, Ndletyana, Mokoena, P Dlamini, B Dlamini, Mbhele, Maso, Ngebo
Subs v Thanda: Jonasi, Mshumpela, Fukutwa, Spandeel, Rantanbane, Mampompo, Njokweni