Bay, who are determined to bring PSL soccer to Port Elizabeth, now lead the pack by a point with the faltering Maritzburg side suddenly looking over their shoulders, and wondering if they’ll be overtaken by Lions, just three points adrift.
In other results, a much-improved Western Province United held Durban Stars to a 1-1 draw at the Wynberg Military Base, and Ikapa Sporting bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over local rivals FC Cape Town.
Province are now unbeaten in three games, but really should have claimed all three points on offer as they created far more opportunities but lacked the finish in front of goal.
Frustrated owner Dumisani Ndlovu spent much of the afternoon screaming at his players and at one time was heard saying: “This is not a boy’s game, get up” when one of his men fell to the ground.
Although his side remain rooted in the relegation zone, the new-look squad is certainly playing far more positively than when Colin Gie was in charge.
In the Inland Stream, FC AK didn’t let the allegations of bribery that they face upset their Saturday afternoon - Azziz Kara’s side romped home to a 1-0 win against African Warriors at Eldorado Park.
However, with Dynamos beating Mpumalanga Black Aces 4-2 and Winners Park, thanks to two second-half strikes by Dolf Khesa and Morgan Shivambu, defeating Ga-Rankuwa United 2-0, both clubs are just five points adrift of FC AK.
Aces, wearing black armbands as a sign of respect for the later Steve “Disco” Makua, twice went ahead but could not sustain the momentum and after Klaas Galane netted their third, the writing was on the wall.
Ngwerume hit a brace for Dynamos, while Evans Maloka scored the fourth goal.
In a “six pointer” relegation clash, Witbank Spurs condemned University of Pretoria to last position on the log after recording a 2-1 win at the Ackerville Stadium.