Top teams in Inland and Coastal streams lose traction in promotion race

2010-11-10 00:00

ROUND seven of the National First Division saw teams that have been atop both the Inland and Coastal streams for some time, lose ground in the promotion race.

FC Cape Town, who have been leading the eight-team Coastal Stream for four weeks, were held at home to a 1-1 draw by struggling African Warriors.

With the Capetonians losing ground at home, Bay United capitalised on the slump as they registered a crucial 1-0 away win over Thanda Royal Zulu in Richards Bay.

Bay, who are coached by former Santos coach David Bright of Botswana, now lead the stream with 14 points from seven games.

Durban-based Nathi Lions returned from the Eastern Cape with a point after holding Ian Palmer’s Blackburn Rovers to a goalless draw.

Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by FC AK in Tshwane, University of Pretoria still sit pretty at the top of the Inland Stream — with 14 points from seven games — because Jomo Cosmos did not play at the weekend.

Ezenkosi, who are two points behind, have a chance to close the gap when they play the Students in Tshwane on Friday night.

In other Inland games, Leopards strolled to a 2-0 away victory over United FC thanks to goals from Luyolo Mapolisa and veteran marksman Dingane Masanabo.

Johnny Ferreira’s Dynamos overcame struggling Batau by the same score, following a Donda Taonga brace that included a penalty.


Coastal Stream


Saturday: FC Cape Town 1 African Warriors 1, Thanda Royal Zulu FC 0 Bay United 1, Blackburn Rovers 0 Nathi Lions 0, Carara Kicks 2 Hannover Park 1



Saturday (all 3:30pm):Thanda v Warriors (Richards Bay Sports Ground); Blackburn Rovers v Bay United (Buffalo City) Sunday Carara Kicks v FC Cape Town (Goble Park), Hanover Park v Nathi Lions (Wynberg Military Base) Inland Stream fixtures Friday University of Pretoria v Cosmos (Absa Stadium, 7.30 pm) Saturday (kick off 7.30 pm) Dynamos v Witbank Spurs (Giyani), Leopards v FC AK (Thohoyandou), United FC v Batau FC (De Beers)



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