NFD : Dynamics title race stay the same

NFD : Dynamics title race stay the same

There has been little change to the standings at the top and bottom of the NFD, with the relevant clubs for the most part matching each other’s results.

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At the top of the table, there were wins for five of the top six sides, the only exception being Royal Eagles.

Baroka FC (49 points) were able to maintain a four point cushion after they accounted for Santos in a 3-1 home win, while Highlands Park (45 points) are above Witbank Spurs on goal difference, after their 2-1 away win over Eagles at the Harry Gwala Stadium. Spurs meanwhile are third, two points dropped in their 2-2 draw with AmaZulu.

Sitting one place and one point outside of the play-off zone are Milano United (44 points), who made it nine wins from 10 outings with a 2-1 victory over Black Leopards at the Blue Downs Stadium on Friday.

Royal Eagles’ loss to Highlands Park means they are fifth, with 41 points, while Mbombela United have 40 points and are sixth, following a 1-0 win away to Thanda Royal Zulu on Saturday.

Making up the top eight are AmaZulu and Cape Town All Stars, both with 34 points – 11 points off a play-off spot with seven matches to go.

Down at the bottom of the table in 16th spot Moroka Swallows (13 points) picked up one point from their 1-1 draw with Cape Town All Stars at Dobsonville, but are still six points from safety.

African Warriors remain second last (18 points), their problems compounded with a 1-2 home defeat to FC Cape Town.

Mthatha Bucks are 14th, their 1-1 draw with Vasco da Gama taking them a point above Warriors. Vasco, on 20 points, are just two points above the drop zone, Thanda also only three points away from being sucked in to the relegation zone.