Radiopane on target as Spurs climb into top three

Boitumelo Radiopane
Boitumelo Radiopane

Cape Town Spurs 2-0 All Stars

Cape Town Spurs moved into the top three in the Motsepe Foundation Championship after defeating All Stars 2-0 on Monday afternoon.

Ashley Cupido continued his impressive season by bagging his ninth goal of the season in the opening five minutes.

The Mother City doubled their lead just before the break, with Orlando Pirates loanee Boitumelo Radiopane getting his name on the scoresheet.

Platinum City Rovers 0-0 Hungry Lions FC

Hungry Lions FC missed out on a chance to close the gap at the top of the Motsepe Foundation Championship after a goalless draw against Platinum City Rovers on Friday.

Both teams got chances to get the winning strike in either half, but lacked the desired instinct up front with Lions in fifth place and Rovers 12th on the log.

Venda Football Academy 2-1 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC continued to sit in the bottom-half of the table after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Venda Football Academy in the Limpopo derby.

Tshakhuma just come off a 5-0 drubbing by JDR Stars and efforts from Kgothatso Mariba as well as Rotonswa Mutsivhuli gave them back-to-back losses despite the consolation.

Venda now moved close to the top-half position following this result, with Vhadau vhadamani in the bottom-four and around the quagmire.

Polokwane City 1-0 Magesi FC

Polokwane City got back to winning ways in the Motsepe Foundation Championship through a narrow 1-0 victory over Magesi FC to remain on top of the table.

The winner for the Rise and Shine, who were relegated from the top flight in 2020, came from Francis Baloyi and left Magesi empty handed.

Black Leopards 2-2 University of Pretoria

Black Leopards failed to jump off the foot of the Championship table after a hard-fought 2-2 draw against the University of Pretoria.

Lidoda Duvha made a strong opening through Ayanda Mvambi, but their former player Tiklas Thutlwa restored parity to send the teams level in at halftime.

AmaTuks were ahead after the break courtesy of Kamohelo Pheeane, but Leopards secured a point through Siphelele Ntshangase and saw the visitors drop further from the top-half.

JDR Stars 1-1 NB La Masia

Struggling NB La Masia welcomed new coach Ashwin Sutton positively after holding JDR Stars to a 1-1 draw in Soshanguve.

Having thumped Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC 5-0 last week, the Hammerboyz looked on course for another win following Ismael Wadi’s opener ahead of the break.

La Masia earned a crucial point in the second period though courtesy of Shane Saralina and left the new boys in troubled territory on the table.

Uthongathi FC 1-2 Casric Stars

A brace from Kgomotso Mosadi ensured Casric Stars see off Uthongathi 2-1 to remain level on points with the Motsepe Foundation Championship leaders Polokwane City on Sunday.

Mosadi had Stars in front at the end of the first half with the conversion of a spot-kick and got a second to continue his fine form and furthermore bagged a brace.

Uthongathi managed to get one back and hoped to salvage something when Bokang Mokwena fired in, but it wasn’t to be with the Cane Cutters now in seventh spot.

Pretoria Callies 1-1 Baroka FC

Baroka FC were denied back-to-back wins following last weekend’s win over the leaders Polokwane City after settling for a 1-1 draw against the relegation-threatened Pretoria Callies.

The draw see Callies out of the bottom-two, while Bakgaga Ba Ga Mphahlele failed to close in to the top-half despite Dan Ndlovu's equaliser in the second half.

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