Goal deluge as Vodacom sides press for play-offs

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In fact, RNB, who are now in second place, just four points behind Mothupi Birds United and Stars ,were involved in a nine-goal thriller, while Kings are still in with a slim chance of that all-important second spot – after thrashing Leeds 6-0.

The Western Cape also produced goals galore with leaders Vasco da Gama and Nelsons AFC recording 5-2 wins over Mitchellsplein and Briton Stars.

This victory cements Da Gama’s lead by five points, although Mr Price Parkhurst does have a game in hand. And not to be outdone, FC Benfica of Mpumalanga, lived up to their great name by shocking former top dogs Batau to the tune of 5-0.

Moreover, Barberton City Stars, who top the table by six points, crashed 2-0 to Sekhukhuni Masters – which leaves eight clubs fighting for the second berth.

Many Gauteng clubs also went on goal-scoring sprees, with Yebo Yes United defeating City Tigers 4-3, BK Callies beating bottom team Pretoria Kings 4-1 and Lusitano overcoming Galatasaray 3-2.

Third-placed Highlands Park thrashed Soweto Panthers 3-0 and is now just two points behind them.

In Limpopo, the fight between Bilika All Stars and The Dolphins took on a new twist when Dolphins hammered lowly Winners Arsenal 5-1, while Manenzhe Liverpool held Stars to a 2-2 draw.

These results leave Stars and Dolphins on 57 points, four behind Classic, but the former has played one match more.It looks all over bar the shouting in the Eastern Cape, where Bush Bucks and Matatiele Professionals remain way ahead of their nearest rivals.

However, the same cannot be said for the KwaZulu-Natal stream as Island, Rangers and Maritzburg City are all still in with a chance, while in the Free State, Carara Kicks and Mafube United look to have secured a place in the play offs.

William Pescod has already clinched the Northern Cape stream, but the race for second position is between Amalawus, Louisevale Pirates and Olympics.

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