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Chiefs, United close gap on ‘Downs



After a weekend of Absa Premiership action Mamelodi Sundowns saw their lead at the top of the table reduced to three points after they failed to get the better of relegation battlers Jomo Cosmos when their Sunday match finished 0-0.

For Jomo Sono, his side picked up a precious point and lie second from bottom on the log at present, but could find themselves back at the root of the table when Black Leopards play their round 17 catch-up game on Wednesday -- Leopards missing PSL action this weekend because of CAF commitments.

Close on the heels of Sundowns are both SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs, both tied on 32 points after their respective wins this weekend.

The Matsatsantsa got the better of Golden Arrows thanks to an Ashley Hartog winner which saw United win 2-1, subjecting Arrows to their 11th defeat of the season and slipping dangerously close to that relegation zone in 13th place.

Arrows, though, could find themselves in 14th place when Platinum Stars play their round 17 catch-up game as they are set to take on Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.

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The performance of the weekend has to be the Amakhosi’s 3-0 drubbing of Moroka Swallows. Tied on the same number of points before the match, Chiefs outclassed the Dube Birds in this local Soweto derby. Mandla Masango was also at his best with a brace in Chiefs win.

Also scoring three goals this weekend was Santos, who grabbed a much need win and three points when they beat BidVest Wits 3-1 thanks to goals from Tyren Arendse, Erwin Isaacs and Gert Schalkwyk.

Another man who scored a brace and produced an impressive showing was Free State Stars’ Edward Manqele who led the Ea Lla Koto to a 2-1 victory over AmaZulu, lifting Steve Kophela’s men up to sixth on the table.

The final match of the weekend saw Ajax Cape Town pick up their second win of 2012 after beating Maritzburg United 2-0 away from home. The win for the Urban Warriors sees them up to fourth on the table.

Four teams were not in action this weekend because both Leopards and Orlando Pirates had CAF commitments -- their matches against Bloemfontein Celtic and Platinum Stars respectively will take place on Wednesday.



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