Draws in Pretoria and KZN Derbies as First Touch stuns Richmond United

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC skipper Zanele Nhlapho (centre) scored in the last minute of extra time for her team’s 1-nil win over the University of Fort Hare, to advance the Hollywoodbets Super League log leaders’ cause at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday, 22 June, 2024. All Photos: Supplied

Week 17 of the Hollywoodbets Super League saw First Touch FC Ladies stun Richmond United at home with a 2-1 defeat to avenge their 2-nil loss to the hosts at home earlier in the season, in the week ending on Sunday, 23 June, 2024.

This also marked the first victory in seven games for the Limpopo side against Richmond. 

With no goals scored at half time, a spectacular goal came from Linky Twala in the 55th minute, scoring her second goal in three games to hand Tshepo Mogajana and his charges their fourth consecutive game without win. 

Mpho Bloem pulled one back for the Northern Cape side. With that result Dikgoshigadi Tsa Limpopo moved one up to ninth on the standings, while Richmond dropped to seventh place. 

Both derbies of the weekend ended in draws: Royal AM and Durban Ladies could not be separated after playing to a goalless draw in the KZN derby, and TUT Matsatsantsa FC held University of Pretoria to a 1-all draw at the TUT Pretoria Stadium. 

Kgomotso Pule opened the scoring 13th minutes into the clash with Gonste Homba equalising for AmaTuks in the 62nd minute. 

Durban Ladies will need to pull up their socks drastically with the defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies looming, after log leaders Banyana ba Style won 1-0 against University of Fort Hare at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

University of Western Cape headed down to UJ Soweto Stadium to battle TS Galaxy Queens, where the Rockets lost 2-1 to the students. University of Johannesburg won 1-0 versus City Lads with Thato Mofolo adding to her number of goals this season, continuing to exhibit fine form.

The triumphs for UWC FC and UJ FC set up an enticing fixture ahead of week 18 as the two sides meet in the Western Cape. Should Thinasonke Mbuli’s side win, they will eclipse UJ on the standings and occupy the second spot. 

Newly-promoted Lindelandi Ladies’ woes continued, losing 4-0 to JVW FC thanks to goals from Gabriela Salgado 24’, Nonpumelelo Nyandeni 37’, Robyn Moodaly 57’ and Tanna Hollis 78’. 

Their fellow strugglers, who are at the foot of the table, Thunderbirds Ladies FC, earned their second point of the season after a 0-0 draw with Copperbelts FC. 

Top Goal Scorers

Thato Mofolo (University of JHB FC) – 10
Nthabiseng Majiya (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC) – 9
Boitumelo Rabale (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC) – 8

Top Clean Sheets

Kaylin Swart (JVW FC) – 6
Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC) – 5
Dineo Magagula (TS Galaxy Queens) – 5

Hollywoodbets Super League Week 17 Results on Saturday, 22 June 2024

#134 Richmond United 1 – 2 First Touch FC Ladies
#133 Royal AM 0 – 0 Durban Ladies FC
#130 TUT Matsatsantsa FC 1 – 1 University of Pretoria
#129 University of JHB FC 1 – 0 City Lads
#136 Lindelani Ladies 0 – 4 JVW FC
#135 Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC 1 – 0 University of Fort Hare FC
#132 Thunderbirds Ladies 0 – 0 Copper Belts FC

Sunday, 23 Jun 2024

#131 TS Galaxy Queens 1 – 2 University of the Western Cape FC


Main Photo Caption: Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC skipper Zanele Nhlapho (centre) scored in the last minute of extra time for her team’s 1-nil win over the University of Fort Hare, to advance the Hollywoodbets Super League log leaders’ cause at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday, 22 June, 2024. All Photos: Supplied

Photo 2 Caption: UWC won an important away tie to position themselves to challenge UJ’s second-place position on the Hollywoodbets Super League log. All Photos: Supplied

Photo 3 Caption: Amatuks managed a 1-all draw away to TUT Matsatsantsa FC in the Pretoria Derby at the TUT Pretoria Stadium on Saturday. All Photos: Supplied

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