21 June 2021 – Match-day eight in one of the most entertaining provinces (KwaZulu-Natal) in SAFA’s Sasol Women’s League, delivered once more, as the battle for stream honours continued.
Stream A produced 17 goals across four fixtures which had it all, including a thrilling draw, narrow victory and a blowout.
Tottenham Ladies held on to their third place with a hard-fought and tense 1-0 victory over rivals Unizulu FC, who will have to make do with fourth place for now.
DUT Midlands scored a shock 2-1 away win at Darnall FC to leapfrog their opponents into fifth spot on the table. They will be hoping to keep up the good work and try to improve their -15 goal difference in the next couple of fixtures.
Golden Horse FC and second-placed White City played out a classic 3-3 draw at Umzimkhulu Turf in what can only be described as a rollercoaster of a match. The draw meant that City lost ground to Sunflower WFC at the top and will be ruing missed chances.
The league leaders, who are determined to make the step up to the National League next season, ran riot against bottom-placed UKZN Women’s FC, who had no answers to the attacking power of the dangerous visitors in a 6-1 scoreline.
Sunflower has now opened up a seven-point gap at the top, sporting a massive goal difference of +47. A couple of their stars have just received call-ups to Banyana Banyana following their fine form.
Sunflower manager Manah Nhlema told SAFA.net: “We will always do our utmost best not to disappoint our fans”.
Stream B however wasn’t to be outshone, producing a mammoth 26 goals over the four matches, with away team dominance proving to be the theme of the weekend.
Newcastle Ladies consolidated third spot with a 3-1 win over Makhanisi FC at SAFA Field in Hluhluwe. Ladies are still very much in the title race following this hard-fought victory.
Umlazi Arsenal suffered a home defeat, this time a narrow one, to Sapphire Ladies FC in a 4-3 thriller at King Zwelithini. Fans would have enjoyed this action-packed fixture if not for Covid restrictions.
Log leaders Lindelani Ladies then proved their prowess yet again with a thumping 8-0 win at FC Angels at Chesterville. The unbeaten outfit now has a ridiculous goal difference of +60 and has sent a stern warning to Stream A favorites Sunflower after this solid, clinical performance.
In the final game at Jeffrey Zungu Sports Field, Westville United followed suit with a one-sided 7-0 victory against Ixopo Ladies. The win takes them to 21 points from eight games and still hot on the heels of the leaders.
With 43 goals in one weekend, KZN is once again proving to be one of the more exciting editions across the nation.
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