Goal­mouth scram­ble!

Eyethu Baywatch - - FRONT PAGE - Dave Sa­vides

A scram­ble in the TS Galaxy goal­mouth, with NRB’s Khulekani Madondo un­able to get on the end of the cross dur­ing Sun­day’s clash at the uMh­lathuze Sta­dium.

LOOK­ING for a home win to lift them­selves a few places up the log, Richards Bay FC were held to a 0-0 score line at the uMh­lathuze Sta­dium on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

While they re­tain their un­beaten home record, the re­sult was not a good one for the NRB team or their sup­port­ers.

The vis­i­tors prob­a­bly had the bet­ter of the open play but were snuffed out ev­ery time they at­tacked, thanks to tight mark­ing by the home de­fend­ers.

Lionel Saal and Moega­mat Bernard were es­pe­cially re­lent­less in strip­ping the ball off their op­po­nents, time af­ter time.

To be hon­est, while NRB had the best of the at­tack­ing plays, both keep­ers were vir­tual spec­ta­tors and the sides can­celled out each other, with the clos­est chances fall­ing to the home side, es­pe­cially in the lat­ter stages.

Richards Bay will be away to TS Sport­ing on Satur­day.

Dave Sa­vides

A joint ef­fort as NRB goalie Xolani Ng­cobo and his name­sake Njab­ulo Ng­cobo make sure the ball is cleared

The NRB side poses be­fore the kick-off

Mike Gumede’s trick­ery with the ball sends his marker the wrong way

Stan­ley Muis­hond (10) sets off at speed with Mpho Eras­mus (17) in close sup­port

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