Cape curse strikes again
6 May 2017


Mthatha Bucks’ poor record in the Mother City continued when they were edged out 1-0 by FC Cape Town at the NNK Rugby Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

It was a tough game on a very poor playing surface while the Eastern Cape side also appeared to be on the receiving end of some debatable refereeing decisions.




Sat 06 May, FT #NFD Result: FC Cape Town 1-0 Mthatha Bucks (Heutchou)

82' - final substitution Bucks as Buthelezi replaces Maqokolo.

80' - We continue knocking on the equalising door, this time it's Khwinana cross who finds Ngebo but his closed down by FC keeper

74' - Bucks nearly profits from a Hlubi long throw as Sithole's flick nearly finds its way in the back of the net

69' - Amathol'amnyama starting apply some real pressure! Mbhele's whipping in a cross on the right which goes just missed by Kangwa

58' - end-to-end action at the NNK Stadium, as we make our 2nd substitution Khwinana replacing Masana in attack


HT #NFD Score: FC Cape Town 1-0 Mthatha Bucks

42' - Chance Amathol'amnyama! Sithole nearly finds the equaliser as his header goes agonisingly wide from a corner,

37' - Nkala keeps the score at 1-0 as he pulls off a good stop to deny Heutchou's goalbound freekick.

23' - Bucks succumbs to the pressure as Heutchou finds the opener for the host with a well placed header from a resultant corner,

18' - free-kick FC Cape Town that leaves everyone stunned, Mathosi though puts his effort over the bar, 0-0.

17' - FC Cape Town looking to use their aerial presence as long balls gets floating our area, Sithole & co are up to the task, 0-0.

10' - pretty even in the opening minutes, Bucks looking lively through Kangwa & Masana, Beasts looking to bulldoze their way upfront, 0-0.

1' - We are underway at the NNK Stadium, a heated affair awaits as we square off against 2nd from bottom FC Cape Town, 0-0.



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