NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 07 WRAP

MBOMBELA UNITED FC 2 RICHARDS BAY FC 0

Mbombela Utd returned to winning ways on Saturday after a winless and goalless run of three matches. After a goalless first half, goals from Zimu and Sangweni gave the home side the boost they had been looking for. The win lifts Mbombela to 4th on the log. Richards Bay have lost all three matches away from home this season and have failed to score in any of those losses. The KZN side slip to 9th on the log.  

UTHONGATHI FC 0 TS SPORTING 1

Last seasons’ ABC Motsepe League finalists, TS Sporting leapt to the top of the log after imposing the first home loss of the season on home side, Uthongathi FC. The only goal of the match came from Chauke just five minutes before halftime. It is Chauke’s second goal in successive matches. After their first round loss to Maccabi, TS Sporting have gone six matches unbeaten and become the 6th side to top the table in the seven weeks played. The loss for the KZN side is their second in a row and drop Uthongathi to 8th on the log. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 1 TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA 0

Tuks ended the unbeaten record of TTM FC on Saturday to leave no teams remaining unbeaten this season and secured their first home win of the campaign in the process. New signing Rodriguez poached his first goal for his new club just before the half hour mark in the second half to secure all three points for the home side. TTM FC drop 5 places to 6th after their loss, but are still one place above Tuks with the same amount of points in a congested midtable.

WITBANK SPURS 1 STELLENBOSCH FC 3

Spurs continue to struggle and lost for the second time at home this season when they were overwhelmed by visiting Stellenbosch FC. Patrick Mubayiwa opened the account for the home side with a penalty in the 24th minute. However, a brace from the Stellies captain Jarrod Moroole and a goal from Iqraam Rayners gave the Cape side the victory. Both Moroole and Rayners have scored four goals this season, just two behind leading scorer Vilane from Uthongathi. The Caape side are now unbeaten in four outings and have moved into 2nd behind logleaders TS Sporting. Spurs remain in 14th place.

REAL KINGS 2 ROYAL EAGLES 1

Second from bottom Real Kings finally broke their drought this season when they beat Royal Eagles in the KZN derby. The win for Kings broke an unbeaten run of four matches for Eagles who had last tasted defeat in Round two. After a goalless first half, Kunene opened the scoring for the home side eight minutes into the second half. With five minutes remaining, Mkhize doubled the advantage for Kings. The visitors pulled a goal back through Thabotha deep into second half stoppage time.

JOMO COSMOS 1 CAPE UMOYA UNITED 0

Cosmos continued their winning ways on Sunday, are unbeaten in six outings and up to 5th on the log just two points behind new logleaders TS Sporting. Hlatswayo scored midway through the first half for Cosmos who were assisted by the sending off of Cape Umoya’s Mekoa just before the hour mark. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

MACCABI FC 3 UBUNTU CT FC 0

ABC Motsepe League champions Maccabi FC ended a 5 match winless streak by beating bottom side Ubuntu comprehensively on Sunday in Soweto. Mbesuma and Mavundla scored before halftime to set the tone for the match. A third goal arrived just before the final whistle when Lebo Mokoena added his goal to the tally. The Cape side are the only team yet to register a win in the NFD this season, but have played 6 out of their 7 matches away from home. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

TS GALAXY 0 AJAX CAPE TOWN 1

Ajax Cape Town bounced back to winning ways on Sunday after their loss to Richards Bay FC last week, to climb into the top three on the log. Junior international Grant Margerman scored his first goal of the season to bag the three points for the visiting side. The loss for TS Galaxy is their first at home this season and drops the Mpumalanga based side to 13th on the log. This was the first meeting between the two sides.