Eagles beat Bucks in Maritzburg
22 May 2016
Mthatha Bucks went down 3-1 to Royal Eagles at the Harry Gwala Stadium in their last match NFD of the 2015/ 2016 season.
The defeat however did not put too much of a damper on proceedings for Amathol’amnyama, who secured their NFD status with a 1-0 win over Highlands Park the previous week.
Mthatha Bucks XI vs Royal Eagles: Nkala, Ndletyana, Hlubi, Kama, Maqokolo, Mokoena, Fukutwa, Mbhele, Mahlobo, Maso, Ngebo.
Mthatha Bucks Subs vs Royal Eagles: Mshumpela, Klaas, Sifunda, Jonasi, Mqandu, Madikane, Njokweni.
Sun 22 May, FT #NFD Result: Royal Eagles 3-1 Mthatha Bucks
Late drama as Ngebo sees red, with a minute remaining, 3-1. #NFD
4 minutes added as the score remains 3-1. #NFD
85' - a sucker-punch as the home side extend their lead, we trail by 3-1. #NFD
70' - Final substitute Bucks as Jonasi comes on for Maso, 2-1. #NFD
66' - Our equaliser is short lived as a poor first touch by Nkala from a back pass results into an own goal, 2-1. #NFD
63' GOOOOOAAAAALLLL Amathol'amnyama!! Ngebo profits from a Sekete mistake in the box, making it 1-1. #NFD
49' - Another chance goes abegging as Ngebo heads wide from a Maqokolo free kick, 1-0 as the boys continue to push for the equaliser.
46' - The Ref gets the 2nd have underway as we trail Royal Eagles by 1-0.
Sun 22 May, HT #NFD Score: Royal Eagles 1-0 Mthatha Bucks (Sekete)
40' - Double Substitution Bucks as Mahlobo & Mbehle is replaced by Madikane & Njokweni, score remains 1-0.
30' - Chance Bucks! Ngebo heads over the bar from a Maqokolo cross as the score remains 1-0.
17' - GOAL Eagles, Junior Sekete heads home from a Ledwaba freekick to make it 1-0 to the host.
10' - A great midfield battle in the opening proceedings with both teams looking to stamp their dominance, no clear cut chances as yet, 0-0.
1' - We are underway at the Harry Gwala Stadium, perfect conditions all round as Amathol'amnyama lock horns with Royal Eagles.