NFD : Title race intensifies

NFD : Title race intensifies

The weekend results did little to change the dynamics in the National First Division, with the race for the title, for chase for top three play-off places, and the quest to avoid the drop, all as closely contested as ever.

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The entire top five – Baroka FC (46 points), Witbank Spurs (44), Highlands Park (42), Milano United (41) and Royal Eagles (41) all recorded victories on the weekend, just five points separating these clubs with eight rounds of action to go.

Down at the other end of the table, the point Mthatha Bucks earned in a 0-0 draw with Santos at the Mthatha Stadium sees the Eastern Cape side out of the relegation zone (18 points), above African Warriors on goal difference after the Free State side lost 2-0 to Milano on Sunday at Athlone.

Vasco da Gama’s draw away to Mbombela United, Thanda Royal Zulu’s 2-0 defeat at Highlands Park, and FC Cape Town’s 1-0 home loss to Royal Eagles means that Vasco, Thanda and FC CT are only one, three and four points respectively above the drop zone.

Bottom-of-the-table Moroka Swallows are six points adrift of safety after drawing 1-1 away to Black Leopards.

Last weekend’s results:

Sunday, March 13, 2016

AmaZulu 0 – 1 Baroka FC – Princess Magogo Stadium

Milano United AFC 2 – 0 African Warriors – Athlone Stadium

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Cape Town All Stars 0 – 1 Witbank Spurs – Athlone Stadium

Black Leopards 1 – 1 Moroka Swallows – Thohoyandou Stadium

FC Cape Town 0 – 1 Royal Eagles – NNK Rugby Stadium

Mbombela United 0 – 0 Vasco Da Gama – Kanyamazane Stadium

Highlands Park 2 – 0 Thanda Royal Zulu FC – Makhulong Stadium

Mthatha Bucks 0 – 0 Santos – Mthatha Stadium

This weekend’s fixtures:

Friday, March 18, 2016

15:30 Milano United AFC v Black Leopards Blue Downs Stadium

Saturday, March 19, 2016

15:30 Witbank Spurs v AmaZulu – Puma Rugby Stadium

15:30 Thanda Royal Zulu FC v Mbombela United – Umhlathuze Sports Complex

15:30 African Warriors v FC Cape Town – Charles Mopeli Stadium

15:30 Vasco Da Gama v Mthatha Bucks – Parow Park

15:30 Baroka FC v Santos – Old Peter Mokaba Stadium

Sunday, March 20, 2016

15:30 Moroka Swallows v Cape Town All Stars -Dobsonville Stadium

15:30 Royal Eagles v Highlands Park -Harry Gwala Stadium

Source : PSL Media