Bantu Rovers Match Report for Oct. 15, 2011

The pitch was narrow on this hot day at How Mine, congesting the midfield and forcing both teams to play quick combinations before spraying the ball wide.

Bantu carried play for the first 20 minutes while How Mine failed to generate quality chances. Halftime saw the teams at a stalemate. Despite repeated forays by Bantu into the How Mine final third, Bantu were unable to convert.

With 20 minutes left in the second half, How Mine played a combination in the Bantu box that left a How Mine forward with a chance to shoot, slotting it past the Bantu goalkeeper. Ten minutes later, a How Mine midfielder found himself with the ball inside Bantu’s 18-yard box and fired off a low shot to the near post that slipped near past the goalkeeper, making the score 2-0.

Refusing to give up, Bantu striker Mthulisi Nkomo aggressively pressured the How Mine goalkeeper, who coughed it up, allowing Nkomo to net the ball shortly before the whistle blew.

Final score , How Mine 2, Bantu 1.