Spurs win sees Bucks stay top of the NFD table
10 September 2016
Mthatha Bucks maintained their strong start to the season with a 1-0 win away to Witbank Spurs at the Puma Rugby Stadium.
It was sweet revenge after losing twice to Spurs last season, while the result sees Amathol’amnyama top of the table after two rounds of NFD action.
Spurs started the game strongly with two half chances from corners, but Bucks were unlucky not to score when Qiniso Mahlobo shot wide from close range after Sihle Mbhele's cross.
But for the most part it was Amathol’amnyama who were to control proceedings, thanks to some slick inter-passing and exchanges in midfield.
In the end though it took a moment of individual brilliance to settle the game, new signing Mazwi Mncube scoring a stunning long range drive 12 minutes from time to secure maximum points in Witbank.
Bucks now get ready for Sunday’s visit of AmaZulu, who have also won both their games.
Starting XI v Spurs: MARANTI, KLAAS, MAQOKOLO, NDLETYANA, RANTABANE, MOKOENA, FUKUTWA, MBHELE, MAHLOBO, MNCUBE & XUNDU.
SUBS v Spurs: MNGOMA, SITHOLE, DLAMINI, MOKONE, MOKHELE, MADIKANE & KLAUSHE. #NFD