Nine goals were scored in the five Absa Premiership matches played at the weekend, as SuperSport United, Chippa United, Golden Arrows and Jomo Cosmos all walked away with wins.
All four wins were significant. Cosmos, who beat Free State Stars 1-0 at Olen Park on Saturday, have now managed to secure a four-point cushion between themselves and Pretoria University, who are now firmly entrenched in the dreaded relegation zone. A 53rd minute goal from Cheslyn Jampies did the damage.
SuperSport United consolidated their spot among the top eight in the league standings, following their 2-0 victory against Pretoria University. Tuks have now lost three of their last four matches. Sibusiso Khumalo and Thuso Phala secured the result for SuperSport United, which was their first win in the last three matches.
Chippa recorded their second win on the trot, when they beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0, in the Free State. The saviour for Chippa was Rhulani Manzini, who scored a goal with one minute to play in regulation time.
Chippa are sixth in the league standings, four points ahead of Golden Arrows, who beat Polokwane City 2-1 on Saturday. City had the lead through a fifth minute goal from Thobani Mncwango.
However, Gladwin Shitolo and Rodney Ramagalela initiated and completed the comeback for the visiting team.
In the only match of the weekend that failed to produce a result, Maritzburg United and Platinum Stars played to a 1-1 draw at the Harry Gwala Stadium. Evans Rusike and Robert Ng’ambi were the two scorers on the day.
Platinum Stars remain among the top five in the league standings, just three points clear of Chippa, while Maritzburg United continue to languish at the bottom of the league standings, where relegation seems increasingly likely at this juncture.