Du­bi­ous draw for Richards Bay FC

Eyethu Baywatch - - SPORT • EZEMIDLALO - Dave Sa­vides

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.

Dave Sa­vides

Thabiso Nkoana had an­other ex­cel­lent game but had an early goal dis­al­lowed

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