A disappointing 3-1 loss to struggling FC Cape Town over the weekend sees Vasco da Gama stuck in position 11 on the National First Division (NFD) log.
It was only FC Cape Town’s second win of 2016 and the result over Vasco lifts them above African Warriors into 13th and extends a gap of 4 points back to the relegation zone. The win for FC Cape Town is their 6th in 10 meetings with their city rivals Vasco, and has probably came just at the right time.
Log leaders Baroka FC were held to a goalless draw in Thohoyandou by Limpopo rivals Black Leopards on Saturday, allowing second-placed Witbank Spurs to close to within four points of the top of the table.
In other news around teams from the Mother City, Santos beat Cape Town All Stars 4-0 in a derby at Athlone Stadium. Goals from Carl Lark, Kpah Sherman, Suhayl Allie and Devin Saal saw the People’s Team pick up their first three-pointer of 2016.
Milano United beat Thanda Royal Zulu 3-1 last Wednesday at Athlone Stadium to pick up their fifth successive victory. Yussuf Jappie, Junaid Sait and Coldrin Coetzee found the back of the net for the Grassy Park side.
On Saturday, Vasco host Cape Town All Stars at Parow Park.
NFD round 18 results:
Wednesday 3 February
Milano United 3-1 Thanda Royal
Friday 5 February
Cape Town All Stars 0-4 Santos
Saturday 6 February
Black Leopards 0-0 Baroka FC
FC Cape Town 3-1 Vasco Da Gama
African Warriors 1-3 Witbank Spurs
Royal Eagles 3-2 Moroka Swallows
Highlands Park 2-2 Mbombela United
Sunday 7 February
Mthatha Bucks 0-0 AmaZulu