Cosmos Finally Win At Home, Ea Lla Koto Lose 7-Goal Thriller
While Sekhukhune United could only manage a goalless home draw with Uthongathi FC, Richards Bay FC and Royal AM both illustrated further intent of automatic promotion from the GladAfrica Championsip by overpowering University of Pretoria and Steenberg United respectively.
In addition, TS Sporting and Free State Stars were involved in a seven-goal thriller.
The match between Babina Noko and the Cane Cutters might not have produced any goals, but there was plenty of indiscipline at Makhulong, where both teams ended up playing with ten men.
The Natal Rich Boyz with goals from Bayzel Goldstone (2) and Thabani Dube beat AmaTuks 3-2 to claim a 45th point, two above second placed Royal AM, who pipped Steenberg 2-1.
Levy Mashiane and Kabelo Mahlasela were on target for the big-spending KZN outfit as Mike Lukhubeni’s side lost their thirteenth game and appear stuck in the doldrums.
Similarly, it looks all over for Bizana Pondo Chiefs, who held Jomo Cosmos in the first half, before suddenly being undone just after the restart when Seun Ledwaba netted the only goal of the game.
Cape United continued their long unbeaten run when JDR Stars’ captain scored an own goal, which enabled Roger de Sa’s club to also win 1-0 and leapfrog their out-of-form opponents on goal difference.
Ea Lla Koto threw away a 2-0 lead over Abantu Bemthetho at Goble Park when Quentin Debouto (2) and a penalty from Kamohelo Sithole made the score 3-2.
Although Stars did level matters, Sporting netted a fourth for a 40th point and third place.
Polokwane City moved a bit closer to safety following a narrow 1-0 victory over Cape Town Spurs with Khuda Myaba getting that all-important goal as the Urban Warriors continue to look over their shoulders.