NFD: Saturday match wrap Witbank Spurs kept pace at the top of the standings with a win over Milano United, while log leaders Baroka FC dropped two points in what were two of Saturday’s six NFD games.
Black Leopards 1-0 Thanda Royal Zulu – Thohoyandou Stadium
Black Leopards ended a run of recent poor form in the league when they edged out Thanda Royal Zulu at home in the Limpopo, the only goal of the game coming from a Roggert Nyundu penalty.
AmaZulu 0-1 Mbombela United – Princess Magogo Stadium
Mbombela United kept their fine run of form going and provided a setback to Usuthu’s own promotion hopes, the only goal in Durban coming five minutes from time when Sinethemba Jantjie dribbled through the home defence before scoring past Energy Murambadoro.
FC Cape Town 1-1 Baroka FC – NNK Rugby Stadium
It took the Limpopo side just two minutes to get on the score-sheet as Victor Letsoalo sliced through the home defence before finishing clinically.
The African Beasts came close to scoring was 10 minutes after the break as Maboke Matlakala saw his effort hitting the bar, the Cape side finally getting their reward when Lucky Nguzana smashed home in the 82nd minute.
Baroka could have grabbed a late winner via the penalty spot, but captain Dineo Shaku saw his spot kick coming back off the crossbar.
African Warriors 0-0 Royal Eagles – Charles Mopeli Stadium
There was a goal-less draw in the Free State as Eagles ended the day six points off the top of the table while Warriors are four points clear of the drop zone.
Milano United 0-1 Witbank Spurs – Athlone Stadium
With the visiting side happy to sit back and absorb the pressure, Milano struggled to create many chances as the sides went into the break deadlocked at 0-0. Spurs were to get a second half winner, through Cleopas Dube, as they moved to within two points of the summit.
Highlands Park 3-1 Santos – Makhulong Stadium
Highlands Park were to take an early lead through Richard Matloga, before Santos levelled matters thanks to Devon Saal’s second goal in two games. But the home side were back in front within 15 minutes of kick off when Matloga struck again. The victory was sealed for the hosts when Peter Shalulile netted in the second half.