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Spurs Stun Leopards, Richards Bay Back In Drop Zone

National First Division Wrap

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 15, 2018 06:17 PM
National First Division champions, Highlands Park, grabbed their 62nd point with a 3-0 victory over Mthatha Bucks, Witbank Spurs stunned Black Leopards 2-0, while Jomo Cosmos and Royal Eagles played to a goalless draw.
 
In addition, University of Pretoria overpowered Cape Town All Stars 4-3 and Super Eagles gave themselves a huge lifeline with a 2-1 away win over Richards Bay.
 
The Lions of the North, for whom Mothobi Mvala, Sphiwe Mahlangu and Peter Shalulile were on target, have all but relegated Bucks.
 
The rock-bottom Eastern Cape outfit, who have a mere 21 points coupled with the worst second-tier goal difference of -15, will have to win their last 3 games against Jomo Cosmos, Real Kings and Super Eagles to have any chance of survival.
 
Siyavutha, thanks to Thabani Dube and Quentin Debouto, moved within 2 points of second-placed Lidoda Duvha as the race to finish in the top three positions gathers momentum.
 
AmaTuks and Igugu Lekapa thrilled fans during their 7-goal thriller in Gauteng, where Chemon Petersen hit a hat-trick for Shaun Bartlett’s charges, while Ruzaigh Gamildien’s brace kept the Cape side in it until the bitter end.
 
The other scorers were Kyle Koert (Tuks) and Shaquille Abrahams (Stars).
 
Despite this win, AmaTuks are almost out of a play-off spot and the same applies to Stellenbosch after their 2-0 success over Mbombela United.
 
However, Stellenbosch did leapfrog Mbombela following goals from Iqraam Rayners and Devon Saal.
 
A 10-man Super Eagles sent Richards Bay tumbling back into the drop zone courtesy of a late strike.
 
Earlier, Modibedi Mokoena had opened the scoring for the Free State club before Michael Gumede’s equalizer.
 
The important fixture between Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC and Real Kings ended all square at 1-1, which further dampened the KZN club’s chances of finishing in the top three.
 
There was also a 1-1 draw in the relegation clash between Uthongathi FC and Ubuntu Cape Town.
 
This result left the Nedbank Cup giant killers, Ubuntu, one point above their opponents.


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The Movers Joined: 23 Jun 2015
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The Movers Apr 16, 2018 02:07 PM
What is happening to Mjomane and Cosmos?
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 16, 2018 06:15 AM
My Cosmos will go back for good this time
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Apr 15, 2018 10:03 PM
Ajax out and Jomo in.Up The Izinkosi !
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thatos Apr 15, 2018 08:43 PM
@MaTshepiso lets pray Real kings drop points and both teams qualify, I want both Cosmos and Leopards for play offs as big guns missed them in big league.
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MaTshepiso Apr 15, 2018 06:47 PM
@thatos ...there is a possibility that they may stop each other.
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thatos Apr 15, 2018 06:40 PM
No one can stop Cosmos and Leopards to qualify for play offs.
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MaTshepiso Apr 15, 2018 06:39 PM
Amatuks has not fired on all cylinders this season. With the quality they have there, they should be in the playoffs picture.
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MaTshepiso Apr 15, 2018 06:34 PM
Mthata Bucks must blame its management for the mess they found themselves in. They wanted promotion to PSL too quickly. They hired and fired too quickly. Ian Palmer is now saving Super Eagles. At one stage Mr Palmer was in the top 8. and pushing for promotion. They fired him.
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MaTshepiso Apr 15, 2018 06:30 PM
Witbank Spurs want to spoil the party for Jomo Cosmos and Black Leopards. With today`s victory, they put themselves in the playoffs picture as Cosmos and Leopards may cancel each other for playoff. They still have to paly each other. Spurs have been long in NFD and always threatening and I think they will not make a mess of this chance. Jomo Cosmos is drawing too many away games. This has cost them automatic promotion spot.

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