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Highlands Hit Mbombela For Seven, Richards Bay Stun Tshakhuma

National First Division Wrap

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 18, 2018 05:46 PM
National First Division log leaders, Highlands Park, moved a step closer to automatic promotion after humiliating Mbombela United 7-1, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) suffered a shock home loss at the hands of lowly Richards Bay FC, while Mthatha Bucks sunk further into the relegation quagmire following a 2-1 defeat to Uthongathi FC.
 
In addition, there were wins for Super Eagles, Jomo Cosmos, Cape Town All Stars and Black Leopards.
 
Thanks to an avalanche of second half goals, including braces from Mothobi Mvala and Moeketsi Sekola, the Lions of the North could snatch the title with about 5 games spare.
 
Given Msimango, Peter Shalulile (penalty) and Bongani Sam were also on the scoresheet for the victors, while Mbombela’s Thabo Khumalo at one point netted an early equalizer.
 
Richards Bay, for whom Stanley Muishond scored the only goal of the game, recorded their 6th win after a gallant display in Limpopo.
 
Uthongathi also produced the goods by coming back from a goal down with
 
Siyabonga Vilane their hero in the Eastern Cape.
 
Mpho Erasmus opened the scoring for Duncan Lechesa’s team but Vilane struck twice to give the KZN club some hope.
 
Super Eagles’ new head coach, Ian Palmer, was a happy man after outwitting fellow relegation candidates, Royal Eagles, 1-0 in the Free State, where Thapelo Selepe did the damage.
 
Jomo Cosmos leapfrogged TTM following an easy 3-1 win over Ubuntu Cape Town, who’ve dropped back into the bottom two.
 
Ezenkosi’s goals were scored by Sicelo Mkhize, Clifford Mulenga and Tebogo Tlolane, while Duncan Adonis netted for Ubuntu.
 
Igugu Lekapa overpowered local rivals, Stellenbosch, 2-0 thanks to Shaquille Abrahams and Tshepo Mashigo.
 
Lidoda Duvha grabbed the 2nd spot with a 2-1 victory over Real Kings in Durban.
 
The match between the University of Pretoria and Witbank Spurs ended 1-1 with veteran striker, Henrico Botes, on target before Tuks’ Khethukuthula Zwane levelled matters.
 
An interesting aspect of the fight to avoid the drop is that Uthongathi, Royal Eagles and Super Eagles are all sitting on 26 points.


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MaTshepiso Joined: 21 Jan 2011
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MaTshepiso Mar 19, 2018 04:20 PM
@llumadi ...You are underestimating Jomo Cosmos. This team is playing scintilliating football. Leopards and Jomo Cosmos will be in the playoffs.
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llumadi Joined: 23 Apr 2015
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llumadi Mar 19, 2018 10:15 AM
@vanparker that was my wish as well i was hoping TTM will win and Lepard as well that will make them TTM no 2 Leopard no 3
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vanparker Joined: 05 Aug 2013
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vanparker Mar 18, 2018 07:33 PM
I wish leopard n ttm for play off
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MaTshepiso Joined: 21 Jan 2011
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MaTshepiso Mar 18, 2018 06:18 PM
Jomo Cosmos and Black Leopards to some extent, showing their class and experience. These two teams should have made life difficult for Highlands Park. It is for the second time that the NFD champion is strolling to PSL. Whoever remains in NFD between these two must not allow it to happen next season. I see them fighting it out in playoffs. Jomo Cosmos will win the next 5 games. Richardsbay must get their second whipping this season from us.
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So-Mathabo-KBY Mar 18, 2018 06:17 PM
Cowditor why didn't you give us yesterday's results yesterday? Ur busy telling us about Neymar's new hairstyles and Manyama's useless XI
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 18, 2018 06:12 PM
bra senky yi tirhisa byerhe ahi xihundla
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 18, 2018 06:01 PM
Bra j is geting there.Highlands already is back to PSL

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