Bucks leave Cape Town empty handed
16 October 2016
Mthatha Bucks showed great fight in the second half but could not break down a stubborn home defence as they went down 1-0 to All Stars at Athlone on Sunday.
Amathol’amnyama gave their all in the second half as they tried to take something from the game, but the ball would just not fall their way in the box as they went close several times while the Igugu Lekapa keep also made some superb saves.
Sun 16 Oct, FT #NFD Result: CT All Stars 1-0 Mthatha Bucks (Modisane)
4 minutes added as Amathol'amnyama continue to push for the equaliser, 1-0.
85' - We continue to ply the pressure as Stars look to hit on the counter, 1-0.
66' - Rantabane nearly finding the equaliser as he outjumps the Stars defence but his goes wide, 1-0.
56' - Chance Bucks! Sihle free-kick from the edge or the box going agonising wide as it remains 1-0.
54' - Chance Stars, Saal breaks on the right combining with Mosiatlhaga, who's cross finds Stoffels who puts it wide, 1-0.
Penalty Stars, but Maranti comes to the rescue as he denies Mbunjana, 1-0.
46' - second half proceedings underway as we go in search of the equaliser, 1-0.
Sun 16 Oct, HT #NFD Score: CT All Stars 1-0 Mthatha Bucks (Modisane)
39' - Jonasi continues to ask the questions of the Stars defence as we push for the equaliser, Stars standing firm for now, 1-0.
27' end-to-end stuff down at the Athlone Stadium as we go in search of the equaliser, Mokoena goes down after a tackle by Mtsila, 1-0.
19' - The home side takes the lead after scramble in the box sees Modisane make it 1-0.
12' - Jonasi turning it on the left wing as he beats Saal but the Stars does well to recover, 0-0.
7' - Sixishe and Dhladhla combining well in attack but Maphanga in the Stars defence defence does to clear th danger, 0-0.
1' - The ref gets proceedings underway at the Athlone Stadium as we lock horns with Igugu Lekapa for some Sunday afternoon action.
Mthatha Bucks Subs vs CT All Stars: Nkala, Kangwa, Dlamini, Mokhele, Mahlobo, Lubisi, Mbhele.
Mthatha Bucks XI vs CT All Stars: Maranti, Klaas, Mereko, Sithole, Rantabane, Dhladhla, Mokoena, Mncube, Sixishe, Jonasi, Njokweni.
CT All Stars XI vs Mthatha Bucks: Mpakumpaku, Saal, Maphanga, Modisane, Mvalo, Mbunjana, Mtsila, Mosiatlhaga, Stoffels, Sekese, Zwane.