15 September 2019 — Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies moved back up the SAFA Women’s National League (SWNL) log standings after thumping Durban Ladies FC 3-0 in their third league tie which took place in Seshego, Limpopo on Sunday.
Goals by South Africa’s National Under-20 Women (Basetsana) star players Oratile Mokwena, Lelona Daweti and Banyana Banyana player Karabo Dhlamini in the second period of the match, were enough for Sundowns to overtake Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) who were on top of the table for just 24 hours; following their 3-0 win against the University of Johannesburg on Saturday.
Both Sundowns and TUT are now equal on nine points after three matches played each, however, it is the Chloorkop side which possesses a better goal difference than their Tshwane counterparts.
Sundowns have scored a total of 13 league goals without conceding a single one, while TUT are sitting on 12 goals with six goals having gone past their shot-stopper so far in this campaign.
In the other matches, Coal City Wizard FC secured their second league win after coming from behind to beat Richmond United Ladies FC 3-2 after fulltime.
Brace scorer Noxolo Gcina broke the deadlock with a well taken penalty in the 24th minute, before making it 2-0 for Richmond with a powerful shot in the 34th minute.
Nelisiwe Mcunu made it 2-1 just six minutes before the stroke of halftime to give her side a fighting chance going into the second period of the match.
And Wizard did just that in the second half. They threw everything at their opponents in pursuit of the sought after equalizing goal.
That goal came in the 56th minute when Lungile Mthethwa made it 2-2 with a decent shot at goal.
20 minutes later, Mcunu scored her second goal of the match to give her side the deserved win.
Meanwhile, First Touch Academy handed Golden Ladies FC a 4-0 hiding in their third NWSL encounter which took place in Seshogo, too.
This was First Touch Academy’s first league win after having played to a 4-2 defeat in their first league game against TUT, before pushing for a 2-2 draw against Coal City in their second league match.
They are now 5th on the NWNL table with four points after three matches played, while Golden Ladies are a place below Academy due to a better goal difference their opponents have against them.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS (15 September 2019)
Durban Ladies FC 0, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies 3
Coal City Wizard FC 3, Richmond United Ladies 2
First Touch Academy 4, Golden Ladies FC 0
SATURDAY’S RESULTS (14 September 2019)
University of Western Cape 1, Thunderbirds Ladies FC 1
Tshwane University of Technology 3, University of Johannesburg 2
Bloemfontein Celtics Ladies 3, Tsunami Queens FC 0