Absa Premiership

Chiefs still top, Bucs find magic

2014-12-15 10:04
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Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs extended their lead at the top of the Absa Premiership after an action packed weekend of league matches.

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In total, 15 goals were scored across eight games which only saw two teams, in Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, winning while the remaining six matches ended in draws.

The action got underway on Friday night when the KZN derby between Maritzburg United and AmaZulu finished 1-1. Mondi Cele opened the scoring for Maritzburg before a penalty goal from Bongani Ndulula saw the point shared. AmaZulu are still rooted to the bottom of the table with eight points, seven adrift of second placed Free State Stars, while Maritzburg are placed sixth with 22 points.

Free State played to an entertaining 2-2 draw against MP Black Aces on Saturday. A brace from Tendai Ndoro saw Aces come from behind twice to earn a share of the spoils. Stars have 15 points to their name in 15th place while Aces are seventh with 21 points.

Mamelodi Sundowns drew their seventh match of the season following a 1-1 stalemate against the University of Pretoria. Thabo Mnyamane opened the scoring for Tuks before Khama Billiat levelled matters. Sundowns dropped to third place on the table with 25 points, 15 behind the league leaders now, while Tuks are in 13th place with 15 points.

A Bernard Parker goal handed Chiefs their 12th league win of the season after beating Chippa United 1-0. Chiefs are now 13 points clear at the top of the table with 40 points to their name while Chippa dropped to eighth place with 21 points.

Bradley Grobler found the back of the net again for SuperSport United in their 1-1 draw against Polokwane City. The point sees Polokwane drop out of the top eight into ninth place with 21 points while SuperSport occupy 11th place with 17 points.

Pirates were the big winner son the weekend with a 4-0 thumping of Ajax Cape Town on Saturday night. The win was the Buccaneers’ first in five matches and sees them up to fifth place on the table with 22 points while Ajax dropped to fourth with 23 points.

There were only two games on Sunday and both ended in goalless draws as Platinum Stars held Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic shared the spoils with Moroka Swallows.

Wits are placed second on the table with 27 points while Dikwena are in 12th place with 16 points. Celtic are in tenth place with 17 points as well while Swallows are in 14th place on the table with 15 points.

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