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.