MP ABC Motsepe League – Five teams in danger of the drop

TS Galaxy cemented second spot with a 2-0 win over Barberton City Stars in an Mpumalanga ABC Motsepe League match that was held at Barberton Prison farm sports ground on Saturday.

They are now 11-points clear ahead of third placed Witbank Citylads with two games to go.

Read More: Acornbush crowned MP ABC Motsepe League champions with five games to spare

Premier United, meanwhile, have been relegated to the SAB Regional League after losing 1-2 to Witbank Citylads.

Five teams are still looking to avoid the drop. These include Barberton Stars, Secunda Stars, FC Benfica, Mphakathi Academy and Mhluzi Black Rangers.

15th place, Mphakathi Academy missed the chance to move out of the drop zone, after they played out a 3-3 draw with ­ FC Zone Mavo.

Also Read: MP ABC Motsepe League relegation battle starts to hot-up

Mphakathi would have rued that missed opportunity, after 14th place Mhluzi Black Rangers were held to a goalless draw by Secunda Stars, who occupy 11th spot, four points above the drop zone.

Barberton City Stars and FC Benfica sit in 12th and 13th respectively on 28 points each, two points above the bottom two.

Meanwhile, It was business as usual for champions, Acornbush United after proved too strong for Lumoja, running out 5-0 winners Kabokweni Stadium.

Full weekend results:

  • Mapulaneng United FC 2- 1 Mlambo Royal Cubs FC
  • Barberton City Stars FC 0 -2 TS Galaxy FC
  • Phiva Young Stars FC 0-0 Tjakastaad Junior Sheppards
  • F.C Benfica 1 – 0 Forek Academy
  • Witbank Citylads FC 2 -1 Premier United FC
  • Acornbush United FC 5 – 0 Lumoja
  • Secunda Stars FC 0-0 Mhluzi Black Rangers FC
  • Mphakathi Academy FC 3 – 3 FC Zone Mavo
The Mpumalanga ABC Motsepe League log standing correct as of Monday, March 28
Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Points
1 Acornbush United FC 28 23 4 1 85 19 66 73
2 TS Galaxy FC 28 17 7 4 45 19 26 58
3 Witbank Citylads FC 28 13 8 7 51 32 19 47
4 Phiva Young Stars FC 26 13 7 6 39 23 16 46
5 Mlambo Royal Cubs FC 28 12 7 9 51 35 16 43
6 Tjakastaad Junior Sheppards 27 11 7 9 43 38 5 40
7 Mapulaneng United FC 27 12 4 11 37 45 -8 40
8 Lumoja FC 28 9 8 11 43 46 -3 35
9 FC Zone Mavo 27 8 10 9 47 46 1 34
10 Forek Academy FC 27 10 4 13 35 42 -7 34
11 Secunda Stars FC 27 7 9 11 21 35 -14 30
12 Barberton City Stars FC 27 8 4 15 30 44 -14 28
13 F.C Benfica 28 8 4 16 30 70 -40 28
14 Mhluzi Black Rangers FC 26 5 11 10 30 35 -5 26
15 Mphakathi Academy FC 28 6 8 14 29 49 -20 26
16 Premier United FC 26 2 6 18 24 62 -38 12

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