NFD Week 13 Review: University of Pretoria humbled, Highlands Park win

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Highlands open up a four point lead at the top of the National First Division (NFD) standings after a 3-0 away victory over Richards Bay

STELLENBOSCH FC vs. SUPER EAGLES

Stellenbosch FC won 1-0 against relegation hopefuls, Super Eagles on Friday in Parow, Cape Town. This win puts the hosts back in the mix for a promotion push.

ROYAL EAGLES vs. BLACK LEOPARDS

Royal Eagles who came off a morale boosting draw against TTM FC face a resurgent Black Leopards at Harry Gwala Stadium; Pietermaritzburg drew 1-1 against Black Leopards on Saturday.

UBUNTU CT FC vs. CAPE TOWN ALL STARS

Ubuntu CT FC suffered a 2-0 loss against Cape Town All Stars at Athlone Stadium. The win gave the away side a key boost after their long winless run. Whilst Ubuntu FC stay rooted to the bottom.

RICHARDS BAY FC vs. HIGHLANDS PARK

Log leaders, Highlands Park swept aside relegation dwellers, Richards Bay FC 3-0 at Umhlathuze Sports Complex. The goals for the log leaders came via Lindokuhle Mbatha, Peter Shalulile and Brandon Theron. The away side’s win saw them extend their lead to top to four points which signals that they will be the team to chase this season.

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA vs. TTM FC

Shaun Bartlett’s AmaTuks suffered a shock 2-1 loss against TTM FC at Tuks Stadium, Pretoria. The hosts missed a great opportunity to add more pressure on the log leaders after they lost to TTM FC. The TTM FC goals came from Themba Ndlovu and Khumadi Nkoana which sees them rise to the top six in the log standings. 

WITBANK SPURS vs. JOMO COSMOS

Witbank Spurs staged a spirited fightback to come from two goals behind, and secure a 2-2 draw against Ezenkosi. Jomo Cosmos will be kicking themselves after they let a 2-0 goal lead slip. The win would have seen Cosmos lying at second place with 24 points but Witbank Spurs had other ideas on the day. 

MBOMBELA UNITED vs. MTHATHA BUCKS

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One of Sunday’s fixtures saw Mbombela United beating a demoralised Mthatha Bucks 2-1 at Kanyamazane Stadium. The goals for Mbombela United came through the efforts of Tshepo Liphoko and Siphesihle Zwane for Ashwin Sutton’s side.  

UTHONGATHI FC vs. REAL KINGS FC

Uthongathi FC ended Real Kings FC unbeaten run after defeating them 2-0 courtesy of Sibusiso Mnguni’s brace at King Zwelithini Stadium, Durban on Sunday. The win for the home team pushed them up in the table and gives a bit of respite for them as they were nervously looking towards the relegation spots. 

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