Bucks settle for draw against log leaders
29 October 2016
Mthatha Bucks came from 2-1 down to secure a late point in an absorbing NFD match against Thanda in Mthatha on Saturday.
Petrus Ngebo gave Amathol'amnyama the lead, but goals from Mhlengi Cele and Michael Gumeded handed the KZN side the advantage, before Gift Sithole headed in an 89th minute equaliser.
FULL TIME: Mthatha Bucks 2-2 Thanda. #NFD
GOAL!!!! Much better news as Sithole (above) heads in the equaliser!! Mthatha Bucks 2-2 Thanda.
GOAL...bad news - its the visitors who go ahead. Mthatha Bucks 1-2 Thanda.
80' - Another chance for Rantabane, but he heads straight at the keeper. Mncube is booked and then subbed by Dlamini. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Thanda. #NFD
68' - Kangwa on for Ngebo. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Thanda.
65' - Komane is booked, then Ngebo heads over the bar from the free kick as Bucks try and regain the lead. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Thanda.
57' - GOAL - Cele levels the game for Thanda with his 11th of the season. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Thanda.
HALF TIME, Sithole booked just before the break, but Bucks in the driving seat... Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Thanda. #NFD
37' - Maranti does superbly to keep out Cele's close range header. Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Thanda.
25' - GOAL!!! Mncube's shot is saved by Mbatha, but Ngebo follows up to score!!! Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Thanda.
20' - Bucks on the attack as Mbatha saves from Rantabane's header before Njokweni just misses with a free kick. Mthatha Bucks 0-0 Thanda.
16' - An injury to Maqokolo sees him replaced by Lubisi. Mthatha Bucks 0-0 Thanda.
7' - Njokweni's free kick draws a great save from Mbatha, then Rantabane has a header cleared off the line from the resulting corner!
4' - Early work for Maranti, he makes a good save. Mthatha Bucks 0-0 Thanda.
Match underway: Mthatha Bucks 0-0 Thanda.
Starting XI v Thanda: MARANTI, KLAAS, MAQOKOLO, SITHOLE, RANTABANE, MASO, MOKOENA, MBHELE, NJOKWENI, MNCUBE & NGEBO.
SUBS - MNGOMA, KANGWA, MAHLOBO, DHLADHLA, MOKHELE, LUBISI & DLAMINI