South-Africa

Battle for play-off spots intensifies

2018-04-15 06:03
Jomo Sono (Getty Images)

Johannesburg - Two National First Division teams will today take a step towards participating in the play-offs, the back door into the Absa Premiership.

Second-placed Leopards and third-placed Cosmos will be looking to continue their winning streaks when they face Witbank Spurs and Royal Eagles, respectively.

With Highlands having already secured their spot in the elite league, the race is on for the two runner-up positions. These spots would give the teams another shot at promotion.

Based on their current form and standing, Leopards and Cosmos are likely to occupy these positions.

However, they will need to keep collecting points if they want to stand a good chance of going to the play-offs.

Cosmos will travel to KwaZulu-Natal to face Eagles, who need points to stay clear of relegation.

After winning four games on the trot, Jomo Sono’s side will probably keep the pressure on Leopards. Ezenkosi have scored 10 goals in their past three games.

Eagles are desperate to get back to their winning ways after failing to secure as many points as they could. Two of their last three games were draws, while the other was a loss.

After registering four consecutive victories, Leopards are in a good position to make it to the play-offs.

But playing a Spurs side that still has a chance of contesting the play-offs will not be easy.

Last weekend, Spurs registered a morale-boosting win in Cape Town when they beat All Stars 1-0.

This victory, coupled with the fact that time is no longer on their side, will make them work even harder.

With four games remaining, it is win or bust for most of the clubs.

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