First Division round-up
Posted: 25 November 2012 Time: 6:34 pm
The National First Division was back in action this weekend, with the exeption of Polokwane City, who are still morning the death of four of their players.
Koketso Takalo, Robert Mphuti, Moeketsi Nthete and Silvester Mpaketsane passed away tragically in a bus accident recently, and Polokwane's matches have been put on hold.
In a top-of-the-table clash, Thanda Royal Zulu were beat 3-0 by United FC at home on Saturday afternoon.
Siyabulela Shai – son of former Mamelodi Sundowns great Isaac Shai – April Ntoyi and Mahlatse Makudubela were on the scoresheet.
The win moves United FC to third on goal difference, with 13 points, while Thanda move down to fifth, also with 13 points.
Sivutsa Stars got back to winning ways when they thrashed Dynamos 5-0 in Giyani.
Thabo Rakhale bagged a hat-trick, and Edwin Williams and Ayanda Ndlovu sealed the victory for the Nelspruit side.
Stars move to fourth place, level on points with Thanda and United FC. Another defeat for Dynamos leaves them at the bottom of the table with just two points.
A single goal from Aleni Lebyane helped Jomo Cosmos back to winning ways when they beat FC Cape Town at Johannesburg Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Cosmos climb to eighth with 11 points while FC Cape Town remain in the bottom half of the table, 13th with five points.
Vasco da Gama and log leaders Mpumalanga Black Aces played to a goalless draw at Parow Park on Saturday. Aces stay at the top of the table with 18 points while Vasco are place with 10 points.
Struggling Roses United and Blackburn Rovers also shared the spoils in a goalless draw. Both teams are on four points, however Roses stay in 14th place with goal difference while Rovers are second from bottom.
Milano United beat FC AK 3-1. Lesvin Stoffels opened the scoring for the home side before Jabulani Mzizi equalised for AK just before half-time.
However, two quick goals from Devon Saal and Keenan Thomas insured that Milano collected maximum points at home. Milano United now jump to fifth with 12 points. FC AK remain 11th with seven points.
Witbank Spurs lost at home to Santos 4-1, with goals from Shaun Sopio, Jonathan Armogam, Edwin Sitayitayi and an own-goal from Simphiwe Vezi insuring that the Cape side went back home with three points.
Wiseman Maluleka scored a consolation goal for the home side.
Santos move to seventh with 12 points while Spurs remain in 10th place with eight points.