Richards, Sekhukhune drop points as Sporting surge up

GladAfrica Championship's top two teams, Sekhukhune United and Richards Bay dropped points on matchday 19 of the 2020/21 season.

Sekhukhune succumbed to a surprise 1-0 defeat to a struggling Steenberg United side at the Idas Valley Sports Ground on Saturday.

While Richards Bay were held to a 0-0 draw by bottom-placed Cape Town Spurs at the Richards Bay Sports Stadium on Sunday.

As a result, Sekhukhune are placed at the top of the league standings - level on points with second-placed Richards Bay, who have two games in hand.

Free State Stars remained sixth on the log after drawing 1-1 with Cape Umoya United at the Goble Park Stadium on Sunday.

At the Parow Park Stadium, the University of Pretoria climbed up to eighth place on the table after claiming a 2-1 victory over Cape Town All Stars.

Saturday saw promotion hopefuls, Royal AM and TS Sporting recording victories.

Royal remained third on the standings after securing a 2-0 victory over Bizana Pondo Chiefs at the King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium.

At the Giant Stadium, Sporting climbed up to position four after claiming a 3-1 victory over JDR Stars, who are placed fifth on the log and it was their fourth successive league victory.

While Jomo Cosmos came back to hold fellow former top-flight club, Polokwane City to a 1-1 draw with Moeketsi Sekola grabbing the equalising goal at Tsakane Stadium.

Lastly, Uthongathi FC and Pretoria Callies drew 0-0 at the Princess Magogo Stadium in the middle of the table clash.

GladAfrica Championship weekend results

Saturday, March 20

JDR Stars 1-3 TS Sporting

Jomo Cosmos 1-1 Polokwane City

Steenberg United 1-0 Sekhukhune United

Uthongathi FC 0-0 Pretoria Callies

Bizana Pondo Chiefs 0-2 Royal AM

Sunday, March 21

Cape Town All Stars 1-2 University of Pretoria

Richards Bay 0-0 Cape Town Spurs

Free State Stars 1-1 Cape Umoya United