Dubious draw for Richards Bay FC
HAVING led twice in the match, Richards Bay FC were denied a win by a late Mthatha Bucks equaliser in their National First Division away fixture on Sunday.
‘Late’ is an understatement.
The goal that took the score to 2-2 and denied them the three points came incredibly in the ninth minute of time added on by match officials who seemed determined to give the hosts a share of the spoils.
The NRB boys dominated the contest and it was onform striker Michael Gumede who opened the scoring after just five minutes.
Bucks restored parity shortly before the break, but Menzi Hlophe nailed number two for Richards Bay midway through the second stanza (2-1).
But then came that equaliser long after the final whistle should have blown, leaving Jean Losciuto’s men with one log point instead of the three they deserved.
What’s done is done, and the boys must keep up the good recent form and fighting spirit as they host Super Eagles at the uMhlathuze Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Thabiso Nkoana had another excellent game but had an early goal disallowed