The Eastern Cape leg of the ABC Motsepe League seems set for a photo finish. With just four rounds of matches remaining, only one point separates EC Bees and Future Young Tigers and the title showdown looks set to go down to the wire.

Both sides registered narrow victories in their respective encounters against Highbury FC and Swartkops Valley United Brothers.

Third-placed Lion City FC still have a mathematical chance of finishing at the top of the table, but they would require the top two (EC Bees and Future Stars) to lose their remaining matches.

Young Ideas FC did not do their relegation survival hopes any good after suffering their second consecutive defeat with a 3-2 loss to Matatiele Professionals. Swartkops Valley United Brothers campaign in the ABC Motsepe League is also hanging by a thread after they were defeated 3-2 by Future Tigers FC. This has pushed Swartkops into the danger zone – with only three points separating them from the bottom two.

Callies FC were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Matta Milan in the only match that ended in a stalemate, while Mdantsane Mighty Bucks ran rampant over Morning Stars as they emerged 3-0 victors.

Tornado FC maintained their top four position with a nail-biting 3-2 win over a resilient Mthatha City.

The match of the week was the seven-goal thriller between Walter Sisulu University and FC Buffalo with the University side winning 4-3.

The Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe League action will resume this weekend as the title race edges closer to the finish line.

Week 27 Results

Matatiele Professionals 3 – 2 Young Ideas

Mdantsane Mighty Bucks 3 – 0 Morning Stars

EC Bees 4 – 2 Highbury

Tornado 3 – 2 Mthatha City

Walter Sisulu University 4 – 3 FC Buffalo

Swartkops Valley United Brothers 2 – 3 Future Tigers

Lion City 2 – 1 City Lads

Callies FC 1 – 1 Matta Milan

Week 28 Fixtures

Lion City vs Zimbane Killers

City Lads vs Tornado FC

Mthatha City vs Swartkops Valey United Brothers

Future Tigers FC vs Callies FC

Matta Milan vs Matatiele Professionals

Young Ideas FC vs Walter Sisulu University

FC Buffalo vs EC Bees FC

Highbury FC vs Morning Stars