GladAfrica Championship rockies JDR Stars showed no mercy by hammering Jomo Cosmos 5-1 at the Soshanguve Giant Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The win takes Stars to second on the log 4 points behind front runners Uthongathi FC while Ezinkosi who suffered their 5th defeat of the season remain second from bottom after 12 games.
Stars have now scored a greater number of goals (24) than any team in the League.
JDR goals came via a hattrick by Moeketsi Makhanya and a goal each by Vusimuzi Mncube and Sello Letooane while Thomas Kgope scored the consolation goal for Cosmos.
Log leaders Uthongathu played to a second consecutive draw following a 0-0 stalemate against TS Sporting at the Princess Magogo Stadium, allowing the teams behind them to reduce the points deficit. The KZN side are yet to lose a match at home this season and have collected 27 points out of a possible 36.
Cape Umoya United who were without coach Dominic Isaacs thumped TS Galaxy by 3-1 at the Cape Town Stadium. An own goal by Ludwe Mpakumpaku and a goal by Bafana Tshawe and Joslin Kamatuka ensured Umoya jump from 10thto 7th position.
Galaxy on the other hand dropped from 10 to 12 position from their 10 games.
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila will be pleased with their trip to Real Kings after snatching a 2-1 win against the Joel Masutha-coached side.
TTM have moved to 3rd position and are 8 points behind Uthongathi while Real Kings languish at number 8.
Mbombela United registered their first win in 7 games after trashing Richards Bay 4-0 at the Kanyamazane Stadium.
The struggling side who secured only their win of the season have also moved up the table to 11th position from the bottom 2.
Mbombela scored through Sabelo Ndzinisa, Mxolisi Gumede and a brace from Felix Badenhorst.
A 49th goal by captain Lebohang Mokoena gave Swallows FC a much-needed win against Free State Stars away at Goble Park.
The Dube Birds are 12th on the table.
Stars who were relegated from the Absa Premiership last season are finding life difficult in the second tier of SA football. They have only won two matches in their 12 games so far and sit at position 13 with 11 points.
Sunday, November 24 Fixture:
Steenberg United v Royal Eagles
By Ofhani Munyai