National First Division round-up
Posted: 16 February 2012 Time: 11:22 am
Thanda Royal Zulu lost ground on log leaders University of Pretoria after being held to a 1-1 draw by Vasco da Gama upon the resumption of the National First Division yesterday.
Neil Tovey’s side took the lead at Parow Park against the run of play through Peter Wababwa, but Vasco’s constant pressure eventually paid off as Gregory Roelf equalised.
Tovey was furious at the way his side performed, telling KickOff.com after the game: “You can’t play football if you can’t keep position. At half-time I would’ve made 10 changes if I could. That’s how bad we were today; the only positive thing is we defended okay.”
The pick of the games was United FC, who hosted FC Cape Town. A hat-trick from former Kaizer Chiefs striker David Radebe ensured a 5-3 win, though United still remain 10th on the log.
Struggling Sivutsa Stars trashed Atlie FC 5-0 in Kanyamazane Stadium; a much-needed result which moves them up to 11th on the log standings. For Atlie, they remain in the relegation zone with only 13 points from 16 matches.
FC AK and Dynamos played out to a 0-0 draw, while Carara Kicks and African Warriors drew 1-1.
FC AK have 23 points, level with fifth-placed Chippa United, who could only manage a goalless draw against Blackburn Rovers in East London.
And on a day bereft of too many goals, bottom-placed Witbank Spurs were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Bay United.
In the one match played on Tuesday, log leaders University of Pretoria welcomed relegation-treated Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Aces looked set for three much-needed points after Marawaan bantam’s 65th-minute goal, but Junior Sibanda struck with five minutes to go to secure a draw for AmaTuks.
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