Civics, Magic Share the Spoils

Civics and Tura Magic played out a hard fought 2-all draw in an NPL Round 18 match on Thursday night.

The game started dramatically with two goals in the first four minutes.

Alhassan Kalusha gave Magic the lead on 3 minutes when he latched onto a fine through ball to score from close range.

Civics immediately struck back with a great goal by Wangu Gome, who dribbled past a few defenders before smashing home from the edge of the box.

On 10 minutes Civics took the lead through a great corner by Steven Gariseb that eluded everyone and curled into the net.

The rest of the match was a dour affair with few clear cut chances and a lot of heavy could going in on both sides, with referee Queen Manga dishing out regular yellow cards.

Magic midfielder Peter Shalulile had a shot tipped for a corner early in the sec on half, while Gome shot over the bar with only the goalie to beat.

Magic piled on the pressure in the final stages and finally got the equaliser when Tiberius Lombaard headed in a freekick by Mohamed Muckson with four minutes to go.

MTC Premiership – 201314

Team P W D L GF GA P

1 Black Africa 16 10 5 1 22 10 35

2 Tigers 17 10 4 3 28 16 34

3 Orlando Pirates 16 9 4 3 20 13 31

4 African Stars 16 9 3 4 26 14 30

5 Tura Magic 18 7 5 6 18 17 26

6 Civics 18 7 4 7 19 17 25

7 Blue Waters 17 6 4 7 22 22 22

8 Ramblers 17 5 5 7 20 23 20

9 United Stars 17 5 4 8 22 27 19

10 Blue Boys 16 4 3 9 16 24 15

11 Rundu Chiefs 16 3 2 11 15 32 11

12 Eleven Arrows 16 3 1 12 15 27 10

Source : The Namibian