Maritzburg United stayed alive in the race to avoid relegation, while the top-eight battle was no closer to being decided following the weekend’s Absa Premiership action which concluded round 28.
All four matches played over the weekend ended in draws, with the pick of them in terms of action taking place on Sunday when SuperSport United were held to a 2-2 draw by Polokwane City in Atteridgeville.
The result meant Matsatsantsa just about held on to their eighth-placed positioning on the league standings, while Rise and Shine, who are already safe from relegation, stayed in 13th.
The Limpopo side twice came from a goal down to take a point. Dove Wome (32) and Dean Furman (67) had given the hosts the advantage on each occasion, but the visitors responded through Esau Kanyenda (65) and Tshepo Matsemela (89).
Chippa United in seventh and Lamontville Golden Arrows in ninth both sandwich SuperSport after playing to a goalless draw in East London. Just three points separate the three heading into the last two rounds.
Sixth-placed Orlando Pirates are a further point ahead after they were held to a 0-0 Soweto scoreline by the Team of Choice, who despite drawing, missed another chance to move off last place altogether.
Instead, Ernst Middendorp’s side are level on 21 points with University of Pretoria – Tuks in 15th having the better goal difference by three goals.
Both are still trying to catch Jomo Cosmos (25 points) in 14th and avoid a relegation scenario altogether.
The final match of the weekend saw Nedbank Cup semi-finalists Free State Stars stay 11th with a 1-1 draw against 10th-placed Ajax Cape Town in Bethlehem.
Lucky Mohomi (35) and Ndumiso Mabena (50) were the two scorers at Goble Park.