Highlands Park win sees Bucks safe!
15 May 2016
A 1-0 win on Sunday over promotion chasing Highlands Park secured Mthatha Bucks' status in the National First Division for another season.
A solitary goal by Sihle Mbhele in the 35th minute, following a Petrius Ngebo assist, earned Amathol’amnyama maximum points and ensured another season in the NFD for the Eastern Cape club.
That's NFD football guaranteed for next season!!! Swallows and Warriors can no longer catch us. Massive congrats to everyone, a huge effort!
FULL TIME in Mthatha as we hang on for the win: Mthatha Bucks (Mbhele 35') 1-0 Highlands Park
TEN, yes 10 minutes added time to come.... Mthatha Bucks (Mbhele 35') 1-0 Highlands Park.
85' - Futukwa on for Maso. Mthatha Bucks (Mbhele 35') 1-0 Highlands Park.
76' - Nkala on for the injured Maranti. Mthatha Bucks (Mbhele 35') 1-0 Highlands Park.
Kapini tips Njokweni's shot over the bar and saves Ngebo's header from the resultant corner, Bucks pressing for a second...
Tshabalala on for Khambule, second half is underway at a packed Mthatha Stadium. Mthatha Bucks (Mbhele 35') 1-0 Highlands Park.
HALF TIME: Mthatha Bucks (Mbhele 35') 1-0 Highlands Park.
40' - Mahlobo & Rantabane have both been booked. Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Highlands Park.
35' - GOAL!!! Mbhele scores, Ngebo with the assist! Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Highlands Park.
25' - So close as Maso heads goal-wards, only for Kapini to make a brilliant save. Mthatha Bucks 0-0 Highlands Park.
25' - Bucks have weathered the storm from Highlands Park, an even, open game now...
Wonderful atmosphere in Mthatha, great turnout, thanx to all those who came down in their numbers!
10' - Ndletyana heads wide from a a well taken Mahlobo free-kick.
6' - Dlamini with a shot, Kapini saves.
We are underway in Mthatha: Mthatha Bucks 0-0 Highlands Park. #NFD
Bucks Starting XI v Highlands Park: Maranti, Ndletyana, Hlubi, Rantanbane, Maqokolo, Mokoena, Dlamini B, Mbhele, Mahlobo, Maso, Ngebo
Subs: Nkala, Spandeel, Futukwas, Kama, Madikane, Dlamini P, Njokweni