Hunters rise to beat Days

2016-11-09 06:01

The Bloemfontein-based Hunters FC are through to the Nedbank Cup Championship following a hard-fought 2-1 win over Days FC from Odendaalsrus.

The elimination fixture which decided the winner of the Free State was played in Bloemfontein on Saturday (05/11).

The two teams were pitted against each other after they came top in the elimination encounters in their respective leagues.

Days was the winner of the Regional League and Hunters the winner of the ABC Motsepe League.

Hunters beat Super Eagles from Bethlehem with 4-1 on penalties while Days narrowly won by 2-1 against Motheo in the preliminary leg of the tournament staged on 30 October in Bethlehem.

Last year’s Free State winner, Sibanye Golden Stars, fell by the wayside at the preliminary stage after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Eagles.

Hunters’ emphatic win over Days saw them qualify for the Nedbank Cup last-32 leg, which will feature teams campaigning in the Premiership and National First Division.

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