10 May 2021 – The South African Football Association’s (SAFA) exciting Sasol Women’s League continued to push boundaries this past weekend with some scintillating action across the land.
The Eastern Cape Coastal Stream saw a mammoth 14-1 score line as City Lads thumped a hapless Bashee Eagles FC away, to maintain their lead at the top along with Volcano Ladies who banged in half that tally for a 7-1 victory at home to United Brothers Ladies FC. Both teams are three from three while Eagles languish in eighth and bottom spot with a goal difference of -22.
The corresponding Inland stream also saw the favorites taking centre stage as Ayakha Stars FC blew away a poor Cumakala FC 8-0 while Executive Ladies scored a vital 2-0 away win at Amanqilo Birds. Ladies are top of the log with nine points while Stars are a mere two points back. It is still early days in both streams though as teams begin to settle.
Free State Stream B produced good quality action, as was expected, with goals galore as well. Leaders Ixias stormed through against Phumelela Warriors FC for a 7-0 win to remain top while Kodisang Ladies FC kept up the pressure on their rivals with a 2-1 victory against Metheo Ladies. Both clubs are joint top with Ixias ahead on goal difference.
One of the more popular streams, Gauteng, also seemed to live up to the billing with 35 goals being scored across eight exciting fixtures. All eyes were on Croesus Ladies FC and they duly delivered with a comfortable 4-1 win against a stubborn Rosina Sedibane Modiba Sports School. They remain top with five from five while there was also wins for the likes of Wits University, Springs Home Sweepers and Soweto Fabulous on Mother’s Day.
The province of KwaZulu-Natal, which is one of the more competitive divisions, proved yet again to be so, as the likes of White City and Tottenham Ladies gaining wins to keep the pace with Sunflower WFC, who themselves beat Unizulu FC 5-0, at the top. The likes of Golden Horse FC, UKZN Womens FC and DUT Midlands will all be looking for an upward curve soon with all three still winless in Stream A.
Stream B saw Newcastle Ladies and Westville United FC keep up their 100% record after four rounds while the likes of FC Angels continue their poor run of form with a leaky defense. Both streams seem to be heating up nicely as winter approaches.
Mpumalanga Stream B also produced a fair share of goals as Super Strikers Ladies FC outshone Mashamplan Ladies FC 5-0 in a slick display of attacking football. TS Galaxy Ladies FC pipped Bushbuckridge Ladies FC 2-1 away from home to maintain their lead ahead of Strikers with both teams expected to battle it out for top sport come season-end.
Northern Cape Stream A is proving to be one of the tighter regions with a few teams locked in battle for top spot. RC Mills scored an impressive 4-4 away win at Kurara Ladies and are two points adrift of rivals Pako Ladies and Tlhaping Flowers. NC Consciousness Ladies FC are also in the mix for top honours and are one to watch out for.
Stream B is just as interesting with Royals Wizards putting on a show week after week. The club produced a performance for the ages and at the same time sent out a stern warning to the rest of the Stream as they proceeded to dismantle Carnarvon Ladies 11-0.
North West, however, were not be outdone, as NWU Tawana FC absolutely destroyed We Can Ladies 20-0 in their own den at Setlagole Cover Ground. They remain in first spot with an incredible +54 goal difference after only five matches. There were plenty of other goals in this attack-minded Stream.