Cards galore in Division 1

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Park, playing with precision and power, overwhelmed Nathi Lions 2-1 at King Zwelithini, while Tuks beat former PSL outfit Dynamos 1-0 at the Thulamahashe Stadium.

Teenager Bulelani Matross netted both goals for Hanover as the Cape side secured their first win.

Another man to net a brace was FC Cape Town’s 21-year-old Nigerian striker, Emmanuel Eminike, whose talents downed newly-promoted Vasco da Gama and took his club to the top of the table in a high tempered match which saw numerous yellow cards as well as two reds.

In fact, there was no love lost between the ‘old Vasco’ and their fiercest rivals as this local Cape Town derby had all the thrills that every fan expected, but with the early sending off of Vasco’s Miguel Do Espirito Santo, the task was always going to be difficult for the home side.

Both sides missed golden opportunities and even though Johnny Ferreira’s team also had a man red-carded in the second period, Vasco just couldn’t level matters. The score was 2-1.

In other Coastal Stream clashes, Ikapa Sporting and Fees Moloi’s African Warriors played to a goalless draw at Erika Park, however, Carara Kicks, also new to the League, thumped Durban Stars 3-0 at the Welkom Stadium.

Stars travelled the long distance to the Free State by road to save money, but this seemed to backfire on Phindani Nene’s side.

As far as the Inland Stream is concerned, AmaTuks’ win puts them on the same number of points as Black Leopards, who defeated Witbank Spurs 2-1 at the Malamulele Stadium.

On Sunday, Jomo Cosmos were held to a 1-1 by Winners Park at the VUT Stadium, while at the same time, Mpumalanga Black Aces and FC AK produced an exciting 3-3 draw at the Atlantic Stadium in Witbank.

Amazayoni’s Siyabulela Khali became the third striker to hit a brace as his team twice came from behind and even led late in the match but had to settle for a draw.

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