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Bucks lose out in five goal thriller
18 February 2017

 


Mthatha Bucks could not survive a late onslaught from Royal Eagles and went down 3-2
in an NFD game at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday.

 

Saturday’s defeat brought to an end an impressive run of 11 matches unbeaten in the league as we now look forward to a home clash with Magesi FC.

 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

 

FULL TIME signals a disappointing defeat: Royal Eagles 3-2 Mthatha Bucks #NFD

87’ - NOT good news unfortunately as George SCORES for Eagles with a tap-in… Royal Eagles 3-2 Mthatha Bucks

85’ – Buthelezi replaces Futukwa. Royal Eagles 2-2 Mthatha Bucks

80’ RED – Njokweni sent off for a dangerous tackle. Mathole booked for pushing Mncube... Royal Eagles 2-2 Mthatha Bucks

75’ – Khwinana replaced by Njokweni as we look for the winner... Royal Eagles 2-2 Mthatha Bucks

66’ – GOAL – George equalises for Eagles. Royal Eagles 2-2 Mthatha Bucks

And there it is!!! - 52’ – GOOOOALLLL!!! Khwinana plays in Mncube who scores with a low shot! Royal Eagles 1-2 Mthatha Bucks

Second half underway, hoping for another Bucks goal! Royal Eagles 1-1 Mthatha Bucks

HALF TIME: Royal Eagles 1-1 Mthatha Bucks

45’ – CLOSE!! Mncube hits the upright, Kangwa fires wide. Royal Eagles 1-1 Mthatha Bucks

38’ – Mathole makes a great save to deny Hlubi from close range as Bucks press for another goal. Royal Eagles 1-1 Mthatha Bucks

22’ – Water break on a hot afternoon with temperatures reaching 35 degrees…it's been a very fast-paced start. Royal Eagles 1-1 Mthatha Bucks

11’ – Eagles SCORE – George nets from the penalty spot after a Sithole hand-ball. Royal Eagles 1-1 Mthatha Bucks

5’ – GOOOOOAAAAL!!! Mbhele plays in Kangwa who finds the net!! Royal Eagles 0-1 Mthatha Bucks

1' - Match underway in Pietermaritzburg: Royal Eagles 0-0 Mthatha Bucks

 

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