23 October 2017 – There may have been a lot of movement in the ABC Motsepe League this past weekend, but the biggest result that gripped the competition took place in the Northern Cape.
Mainstay United showed that they learnt how to be ruthless in last season’s play-off when they thrashed a hapless Kakamas Juventus 16-4 in Langverwaght to move to third place in Stream A.
Mainstay may have won big, but Olympics still sit top of the log with six points despite playing this weekend, while Kakamas Sundowns’ 2-1 victory over Tornado FC in their third match of the season saw them climb to second with six points.
The usual happened in the other leagues such as Limpopo, Western Cape, Mpumalanga, Free State and North West.
In Limpopo, Ndengeza FC are still holding on to top spot with 13 points despite sharing spoils in a 1-1 result against Boyne Tigers FC in Giyani.
Ndengeza have now won four out of five, with the other clash ending in a draw.
Breathing down their necks is Boyne Tigers in second place, while the Dolphins FC’s 2-1 win over Baroka FC saw them get up to third spot, equal on 10 points with Boyne Tigers.
Phiva Young Stars are ruling the roost in Mpumalanga and this was thanks to their 1-0 win over Zone Mavo FC at the Secunda Stadium.
But things are not as comfortable at the top as TS Sporting are second with 14 points, equal on points with Phiva.
Both Phiva and Sporting have won four out of their six matches, with Sporting’s fourth victory this campaign coming against TS Galaxy, who dropped to seventh with nine points from six matches.
Just three matches took place in the North West and as always, Buya Msuthu were in their element, beating Platinum Stars Development 3-0 at the Bafokeng Sports Campus in Phokeng.
FC Palmeros grabbed another win, beating AC Milan 2-1, while Makapanstad Romans and North West University got a point each after their goalless draw.
In Free State, top placed Tshiame All Stars are still top of the log after drawing 1-1 with 14th placed Kovsies.
Bloemfontein Celtic held on to second spot with a 2-1 victory over Days FC, while in KwaZulu-Natal, Umvoti remain top after beating Natal United 2-1.
In Gauteng, Alexandra United were beaten 2-1 by Dondol Stars, while Baberwa drew 0-0 with Leruma United FC.
HBU FC are still bossing everyone in the Western Cape following their 1-0 victory over Zizwe United.
ACE FC are close by on second place with 16 points, the same number as HBU after they won 3-0 over United FC.