Lion City bring Butterworth FC to their knees

2018-02-28 06:00
< Lion City right full back, Aviwe Baartman’s efforts are fouled by Butterworth FC’s left wing, Siyanda Mkhaliphi.  Photo:SELBY     MADIKANE

< Lion City right full back, Aviwe Baartman’s efforts are fouled by Butterworth FC’s left wing, Siyanda Mkhaliphi. Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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LION City were on top of their game, collecting the maximum number of points when they overcame Butterworth FC 2-0 in their ABC Motsepe League clash which took place at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday.

Despite the windy weather conditions, City managed to get the lion’s share in ball possession. The visitors seemed to have a tough time playing against the wind.

The two sides played the first stanza without a goal. City nearly broke the ice, but Zukisani Benni Ngalo’s efforts went over the goalposts of Butterworth FC.

It appeared as if the visiting side came to play for a draw as they defended in numbers, leaving their big striker, Athabile Makaya, a lone ranger up front.

Zukisa Makgopa and Phumelele Msila kept a watchful eye on Makaya. The home side supporters waited for a very long time to see their left full back, Amazulu Ngcoza, score a long-range goal from a set piece that left goalkeeper Yanga Msutu well-beaten in the 81st minute.

The game turned out to be a cagey affair after Butterworth players resorted to foul play, but the referee asserted his authority.

The right moment came when City’s super substitute, Anele Mabhekaphantsi Ngqunge, unleashed a scorcher from the 35m area to beat goalkeeper Msutu. The final score was 2-0 in the referee’s additional time.

Other ABC Motsepe League results:

Matta Milan 0-2 Tornado

Highbury 1-4 PE Stars

Sibanye 1-2 SUBS

Spears 3-3 Try Again FC

Future Tigers 1-3 City Lads

Mthatha City 2-4 Pondo Chiefs


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