Rockets Shatter Spurs, Ajax Up To Second
Ajax Cape Town maintained their chances of promotion back into the PSL with a 2-0 victory over TS Sporting, TS Galaxy hammered struggling Witbank Spurs 4-1, while Uthongathi FC and University of Pretoria recorded 1-0 wins over Richards Bay and Maccabi FC respectively.
Furthermore, the match between National First Division log leaders, Stellenbosch and last-placed Real Kings was abandoned due to a water-logged pitch.
A goal in each half by their Dutch striker, Thomas Verhaar, was sufficient for the Urban Warriors to grab their 40th point and remain in the top three as severe pressure mounts on Abantu Bemthetho’s head coach, Sammy Troughton.
The Rockets, thanks to a brace from Zakhele Lepasa coupled with single strikes from Nation Ndlovu and Sizwe Mdlinzo, showed Siyavutha no mercy at the Puma Rugby Stadium.
Spurs, who’re stuck in the relegation zone with a mere 21 points from a possible 69, have a mountain to climb in their remaining 7 encounters.
Uthongathi leapfrogged the Natal Rich Boyz to secure fifth spot following Menzi Ndwandwe’s 69th minute winner at the Princess Magogo Stadium.
Mid-table AmaTuks overpowered Joel Masutha’s Maccabi with Mexican, Lugiani Gallardo Rodriguez, grabbing his fourth goal of the season following good work from Clifford Ngobeni.
Kings were leading Stellenbosch 2-1 when the heavens opened in KZN which means that the match is now set for a replay.
Although Jomo Cosmos held high-flying Royal Eagles to a 1-1 draw, they’ll be very disappointed at conceding a late equalizer.
Cosmos’ Xolani Mpontshane opened the scoring for Ezenkosi before Philani Cele secured a valuable point for his team.
The Mother City derby between Ubuntu Cape Town and Cape Umoya United ended 2-1 in favour of Umoya, who netted an injury-time winner.
Nathan Paulse and Gavin Hammers were on target for Dominic Isaacs’ side, while Devon Saal had at one point given Ubuntu some hope.
Mbombela United beat Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC by the same score line to move into 3rd spot at the expense of Eagles.