Milano upset Bucks at Athlone
18 April 2017
Mthatha Bucks’ inability to prise open the Milano United defence proved costly in a 0-2 defeat at the Athlone Stadium on Tuesday.
Amathol’amnyama enjoyed the upper-hand for large parts of the afternoon, but were undone by an early deflected goal – as Milano started the game with real intent. In pushing for an equaliser, Bucks were dealt the killer blow when the Cape side netted again 17 minutes from time.
Tue 18 Apr, FT #NFD Result:
Milano 2-0 Mthatha Bucks (Solomons, Mrawu)
5 minutes added as our boys continue pushing, 2-0. #NFD
81' - goalmouth scramble sees Njokweni nearly pulling one back, however the host defence remains firm as it remains 2-0.
73' - The home side doubles their lead through a quick counter as Mrawu riffles home, 2-0.
69' - Save Nkala! The Bucks shot-stopper pulling off a good save from Wood's goal-bound shot, keeping the score at 1-0.
58' - attacking substitution as the experienced Ngebo makes way for Njokweni, 1-0.
55' - Chance Bucks! Great start to half as we apply the pressure, Khwinana's finds Hlubi inside the box but his shot is blocked, 1-0.
46' - second half underway Milano 1-0 Mthatha Bucks.
HT: Milano 1-0 Mthatha Bucks (Solomons)
38' - Chance Bucks! Khwinana breaks the offside trap but an outcoming Naicker clears the danger, 1-0.
28' - Milano breaks on the counter as Booi stretches the Bucks defence finding the pacey Solomons who's fouled by Sithole, 1-0.
24' - Hlubi breaks on the right as Bucks goes in search of the equaliser his unfairly challenge, freekick Amathol'amnyama, 1-0.
16' - Bucks starting to find their rhythm as Ngebo finds Khwinana who's cross finds the head of Kangwa but his effort goes wide, 1-0.
6' - The early pressure resulting in Milano taking the lead through a deflected shot from outside the box by Solomons, 1-0.
3' - The homeside applying the early pressure as Uiseb springs the offside trap, forcing our defence into conceding a freekick, 0-0.
1' - We are underway at Athlone Stadium, a scorcher of a day as we chase the maximum against Milano, 0-0.