Richmond Ladies suffered their 14th defeat in 16 matches in the Safa National Women’s League (SNWL) as they were hammered 8-0 by a relentless Tshwane University of Technology Ladies (TUT) side at the Umziwabantu Stadium in Northern Cape, De Aar on a Saturday afternoon.
Fortunately for Richmond who have been bottom of the SNWL for a long time with 6 points, 14 loses, 2 wins and a goal difference of -44, there will be no relegation for the next two years in the league.
TUT Ladies have now kept 4 consecutive clean sheets, scoring 22 goals in 4 games with an average of 5.5 goals per match.
Third-placed Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies kept the pressure on second-placed TUT Ladies with a 4-0 victory away to Thunderbirds Ladies at the Jan Smuts Stadium on Saturday while the University of Johannesburg Ladies (UJ) beat Golden Ladies 1-0 at the Monshiwa Stadium to narrow the gap on fifth-placed Coal City Wizard to only 2 points.
Durban Ladies won their second game in a row as they beat City Wizards 2-1 at the SJ Smith.
While at the Seshego Stadium, First Touch Ladies beat the University of Western Cape Ladies (UWC) 2-0 to move to 4th place on the log standings.
UWC Ladies goalkeeper Kaydee Windvogel and midfielder Sibulele Holweni made their debut on the day.
“I am happy and grateful to make my debut for UWC Ladies Football. Gutted with the results but onwards and upwards… we go again next week,” said Windvogel.
In the only Sunday fixture played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies eased past Tsunami Queens 5-0 to extend their lead at the top of the SNWL to 4 points with two games in hand.
Sundowns Ladies will be in action again on Tuesday against UWC Ladies at the UWC Stadium, kickoff at 15:00.
A total of 27 goals were scored on Saturday and Sunday in 6 matches with the SNWL set to resume on the 01, February 2020.
By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi