Roses hold onto top spot

2016-09-20 06:00
Chelsea Klaasen of South End FC (left) jumps over a tackle by Ambassador’s Charnell de Lange during the regional development league match played in Athlone on Saturday. South End won 4-0. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

Chelsea Klaasen of South End FC (left) jumps over a tackle by Ambassador’s Charnell de Lange during the regional development league match played in Athlone on Saturday. South End won 4-0. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

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Cape Town Roses, by virtue of playing an extra match, made sure that they kept their Sasol Women’s League title hopes alive with a 2-0 victory over Milano Ladies United at the Rooikrans Sports Complex on Saturday 17 September.

They head the table on 62 points after 25 matches played and have bounced back handsomely, having beaten Vasco da Gama 8-1 last weekend, after slipping up against UWC Ladies on Saturday 3 September. They will be coming up against Ikamva FC at their NY 49 home on Sunday 25 September at 15:00.

Hot on Roses’ heels are Spurs Ladies, who maintained their second spot in the standings with a 2-0 win over Vasco da Gama in Parow in the night game on Friday 16 September. With their much-anticipated match against UWC Ladies postponed, Spurs Ladies have played one match fewer than Roses, but are a point behind them on 61 points. Meanwhile, UWC Ladies kept in touch with the top two after a comprehensive 6-1 drubbing of RV United at home on Saturday 17 September. They currently have 58 points after 24 matches, with their outstanding fixture against Spurs looming as an increasingly important match to determine the final reckoning of the league. Results:

Friday 16 September:

CR Vasco da Gama 2, Spurs Ladies 2

Saturday 17 September:

Southern Stars 2, Dangerous Heroes 2

Plett Ladies 0, Ambassadors 2

Ikamva FC 1, Santos Ladies 7

Milano Ladies United 0, Cape Town Roses 2

UWC Ladies 6, RV United 1

Sunday 18 September:

Virgo Ladies 0, Burnley FC 0

Portia United 2, Stellenboch University 2

Fixtures:

Friday 23 September:

Dangerous Heroes v UWC Ladies at Brown’s Farm Sport Field at 19:30

Saturday 24 September:

Burnley FC v Southern Stars at Metropolitan Sports Complex at 13:00

Spurs Ladies v Milano Ladies United at William Herbert Sports Ground at 14:00

RV United v CR Vasco da Gama at Mandela Park at 15:00

Stellenboch University v Virgo at Lentelus Sports Ground at 15:30

Santos Ladies v Plett Ladies at Santos Academy at 18:00

Sunday 25 September:

Cape Town Roses v Ikamva FC at NY 49 at 15:00

Ambassadors v Portia United at Kromboom Sports Ground at 15:00

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