Bucks make log leaders sweat for a point
5 March 2017


Mthatha Bucks made NFD leaders Thanda Royal Zulu fight hard for a point in a 1-1 draw at the Umhlathuze Sports Complex in Richards Bay on Sunday.


Former Thanda midfielder Mazwi Mncube put Amathol’amnyama in front at the break, but the KZN side fought back with a second half equaliser through Mhlengi Cele. It was a fourth consecutive draw between the two clubs.


FULL TIME: Thanda 1-1 Mthatha Bucks. #NFD

85’ – Buthelezi on for Mbhele. Thanda 1-1 Mthatha Bucks.

83’ – Well struck free kick from Cele, but Nkala is up to the task with an excellent save to keep Bucks in it. Thanda 1-1 Mthatha Bucks.

74’ – Mncube makes way for Ngebo, who came off the bench to score last weekend…. Thanda 1-1 Mthatha Bucks.

68’ – Boooking for Khwinana. Thanda 1-1 Mthatha Bucks.

59’ – Yellow card for Mncube. Thanda 1-1 Mthatha Bucks.

47’ – GOAL – Cele makes an immediate impact when he heads in Nkoana’s cross for the equaliser. Thanda 1-1 Mthatha Bucks.

46’ – Second half underway, M Cele on for Dlamini for the KZN side….Thanda 0-1 Mthatha Bucks.

But we make it through to the break….Thanda 0-1 Mthatha Bucks.

Terrible scenes as police forced to intervene as Thanda supporters attack the Mthatha Bucks GM and terrorise the travelling Bucks fans. Thanda 0-1 Mthatha Bucks.

27’ – Chance for Thanda but Ncobeni shoots over from range. Thanda 0-1 Mthatha Bucks.

16’ – GOOOOOAAAAAL!!!! Great cross from Khwinana and Mncube applies the finishing touch! Thanda 0-1 Mthatha Bucks.

12’ – Another chance, but Mncube’s shot sails over the bar. Thanda 0-0 Mthatha Bucks.

10’ – Khwinana with the cross, but Fukutwa fires over goal. Thanda 0-0 Mthatha Bucks.

6’ – First chance, but Kangwa fires wide from outside the box. Thanda 0-0 Mthatha Bucks.

1’ – Match underway at the Umhlathuze Sport Complex. Thanda 0-0 Mthatha Bucks.




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