In the GladAfrica Championship, most of the top six dropped vital points including Cape United, Sekhukhune United, JDR Stars and Richards Bay FC, who all played out tight goalless draws, however, Uthongathi FC pipped Steenberg United 1-0 to secure a valuable victory.
Furthermore, Cape Town Spurs continued improving by overpowering a ten-man Cape Town All Stars by the same score, thanks to Mpho Kgaswane’s penalty, while Pretoria Callies moved to within a point of Royal AM after Thabiso Nkoana’s goal without reply.
During the Spirited One’s fierce fight against Babina Noko in Parow, the home side were also forced to play with a man short for most of the second half, following Manti Mekoa’s red card.
The Cane Cutters, unbeaten in six fixtures, claimed bragging rights at Princess Magogo Stadium, where Nkosiyazi Maphumulo did the damage in the 19th minute as Steenberg blow hot and cold.
With a third of the campaign over, Pitso Dladla’s side, which has a game in hand, sit on sixteen points, level with Sekhukhune, JDR and Ezenkosi.
After initially looking in control via goals from Moeketsi Sekola, his fifth, and Benny Ndlovu, Jomo Cosmos let slip this advantage against University of Pretoria.
A defensive error led to an own goal for AmaTuks before Athenkhosi Dlala scored from Claudio de Almeida’s cross to make it all square at 2-2.
Free State Stars and Polokwane City produced the same result when the two former PSL outfits battled it out for supremacy at Goble Park.
Rise and Shine went ahead as early as the 3rd minute through Khuda Myaba, which was the half-time score, while his team mate, Sibusiso Sibeko, a substitute, netted the other.
Tlotliso Phatsisi and Monnapule Saleng were on target for Ea Lla Koto.
The match between Bizana Pondo Chiefs and TS Sporting also ended without any goals.