NFD 2018/19 - WEEK 10 WRAP

TSHAKHUMA TSHA MADZIVHANDILA 1 WITBANK SPURS 0

While TTM FC continue their push for top spot in the NFD, Spurs dropped into the relegation for the first time this season after their defeat on Friday.The home side have never lost to Spurs in the NFD. Mgaga scored his first goal of the season just eight minutes before halftime. TTM FC find themselves just one point behind logleaders Stellenbosch FC at the one third mark in the season.

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 0 STELLENBOSCH FC 3

No mercy was shown by mentor to mentee as Steve Barker inflicted the worst defeat on new Tuks coach Vellios this season. The scoreline doesn’t tell the full story however as two of the goals came after Tuks goalkeeper Johnny Mathole was sent off for denying an opponent a clear goal scoring opportunity. The Cape side scored with a brace from Rayners who is now the NFD’s leading scorer with seven goals and Van Rooyen who nabbed his first goal of the season. While Stellenbosch FC stay on top of the log for a third week, Tuks drop to 6th.  

TS SPORTING 2 CAPE UMOYA UNITED 0

TS Sporting inflicted more pain on Cape Umoya on Saturday, leaping to third on the log in the process. Both goals came late in each half with Nkosi and Chauke netting for the home side. The loss for the Cape side drops them to 14th on the log and just one point above the relegation zone. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

AJAX CAPE TOWN 2 REAL KINGS 2

Ajax CT had to mount a gallant fightback on Saturday at home against Kings to grab a share of the spoils against the KZN club. First half goals from Mabua and Masoadi gave Kings a 2 – 0 lead at halftime. Ajax score within 2 minutes of the restart through Mukumela and rescued a point with a last minute goal from Julies. A consolation for Kings is that the point takes them out of the relegation zone for the first time in seven week. Ajax stay 7th. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

UTHONGATHI FC 1 MBOMBELA UNITED FC 1

Uthongathi maintained the good start to the season with the draw that sees the KZN side maintain 4th place on the log. Visiting Mbombela applied the pressure on the homeside wuth a Zimu goal on the stroke of halftime. But The KZN side fought back with Liphoko equalizing with 16 minutes to play. The Mpumalanga side remain 5th on the log.

ROYAL EAGLES vs MACCABI FC

Maccabi showed no sympathy for an Eagles side who had lost their coach Roger Sikhakane to illness just the previous day. To make matter worse, it was a Cele own goal that opened the account for the visitors with 10 minutes to play in the first half. Eagles fought back 11 minutes late with an equalizer that saw the two teams level at halftime. The visitors grabbed all three points and their first away win of the season, when Mavundla found the net just before the hour mark. This was the first meeting between the two sides.

JOMO COSMOS 1 UBUNTU CT FC 1

Cosmos had to come from behind at home on Sunday to deny Ubuntu their first win of the season. Isaacs poached the opener for the visitors halfway through the second half only to see Cosmos grab the equalizer with 10 minutes to play with Mashumba netting his 2nd of the season. The draw leaves Cosmos in 8th, while Ubuntu are still at the bottom of the log.

RICHARDS BAY FC 0 TS GALAXY 0

Richards Bay FC maintained their unbeaten record at home this season with the stalemate on Sunday. Visiting TS Galaxy have still not won on the road in the debut season in the NFD and currently sit in 11th position on the log. The home side climb one place to 9th at the one third mark of the season. This was the first meeting between the two sides.