A 2-2 draw with Vasco da Gama, our 10th draw of the season, and moving us to 28 points, allied to FC Kapstadt going down 1-0 at Bellville City, means that our First team, in what has been a challenging season, have removed any threat of relegation. FC Kapstadt, 2nd bottom, can only achieve a maximum of 27 points. Our remaining 2 encounters, on Friday night at FC Kapstadt, and at home on Saturday against Wynberg, will have a major bearing on who goes down as it appears to be a shootout between these two clubs to join Bothasig in the First Division in 2020.
Away from the scrap at the bottom, there was significant change at the top when Saxon Rovers were held to a 2-2 draw by neighbours FN Rangers while Norway Parks Magic FC, winning their 11th straight match, beat Wynberg St Johns 2-0, the result meaning that Parks have displaced long term leaders Rovers at the top by 2 points, with 2 to play for each team.
Parks are away at FN Rangers and Hanover Park (who themselves are one of three remaining teams still in contention to win the title), both tough assignments, in their last two matches, while Rovers, who looked to have the title locked away, have gone off the boil in the last few weeks, also travel to Hanover Park, closing off their campaign at home to Sunningdale City. A race to the final minute of the season awaits to see who will be crowned champions.
The over 45A’s beat Holy Cross 4-2, a vital win as they look to secure A league football in 2020, still some work to do in a tight finish, and a number of permutations at play.