Bucks secure dramatic late win over Milano
3 December 2016
Two goals in added time earned Mthatha Bucks a 3-1 win over Milano at the Mthatha Stadium on Saturday.
The victory brought to an end a run of five consecutive NFD draws and takes Amathol’amnyama to within three points off the play-off zone with 19 points from 13 games.
The hosts scored first through Chileshe Kangwa (pictured above), but Dillan Solomons leveled for Milano, only for an incredible finish to see goals from Mazwi Mncube and Sibongiseni Madikane ensuring maximum points in the second last home game of the year.
FULL TIME - Two added time goals give Amathol'amnyama a much-needed win! Mthatha Bucks 3-1 Milano United #NFD
94' - GOOOOAAALL - incredible finish here as Madikane scores, Mncube with the assist! Mthatha Bucks 3-1 Milano United
92' - GOOOAALLLL! Mncube nets from the penalty spot! Mthatha Bucks 2-1 Milano United
88' - Another chance, but Rantabane heads wide from Mncube's corner. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Milano United
83' - Bucks pressing for the winner, but Jonasi fires wide with only Naicker to beat. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Milano United
80' - Jonasi is booked. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Milano United
77'- Dhladhla makes an immediate impact, but his 20-yard shot is off target. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Milano United
75' - Kangwa and Mokhele are replaced by Madikane and Dhladhla. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Milano United
67' - Mokoena is booked. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Milano United
56' - CLOSE! Morris clears Mbhele's free kick off the line. Jonasi on for Fukutwa. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Milano United
55' - RED CARD - Dickson gets a second booking for another foul on Kangwa. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Milano United
50' - GOAL - Solomons equalises for the Cape Town team. Mthatha Bucks 1-1 Milano United
48' - Opportunity for Kangwa, but his bicycle kick sails over the bar.
HALF TIME in Mthatha: Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Milano United
45' - Davids hacks down a goalbound Kangwa and is booked. 3 min added time to come. Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Milano United
30' - Another chance! But Kangwa heads over from close range after Mbhele's inviting free kick. Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Milano United
25' - Back from the water break and there's a chance for Bucks, but Mokhele blazes over goal. Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Milano United
20' - Fantastic point-blank save from Mngoma stops Booi from levelling. Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Milano United
11' - Another chance, but Naicker denies Mokhele. Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Milano United
6' - GOOOOAAAAL!!!! Morris fails to deal with a long ball, Kangwa capitlises! Mthatha Bucks 1-0 Milano United
Match is underway in Mthatha: Mthatha Bucks 0-0 Milano United
Mthatha Bucks starting XI v Milano Utd: MNGOMA, LUBISI, MAQOKOLO, SITHOLE, RANTABANE, FUKUTWA, MOKOENA, MBHELE, MOKHELE, MNCUBE & KANGWA.
subs: NKALA, JONASI, DHLADHLA, MAHLOBO, MEREKO, NGEBO & MADIKANE #NFD