SFC still leading NFD
The Stellenbosch Football Club is with nine matches left in the season still leading the National First Division standings.
This past weekend SFC got its 13th victory of the season in 21 matches. Stellies got the better of TS Sporting by winning the match played at Idas Valley Sports Grounds 2-0. Jarrod Moroole and Alan Robertson scored the goals. It was captain Moroole’s 7th of the season and Robertson’s first. SFC striker Iqraam Rayners is still the leading goal-scorer with 13 goals. He is the only player who has reached double figures thus far.
This Friday Stellies take on Witbank Spurs. Kick-off is at 15:30.
After Friday’s game SFC still have eight games of which four will be played at home. The last game of the season is at home on 5 May against Maccabi.
Mbombela United remains the biggest threat for the league win and automatic promotion to the PSL (Premier Soccer League). Mbombela (36) is currently eight points behind SFC (44). In third place is Royal Eagles and after a 0-3 loss to University of Pretoria, Ajax Cape Town is now in fourth spot.
SFC coach Steve Barker will be the first man to admit that the season is far from over though. His troops are on the right course and if they stay on track SFC will be promoted. The best news are that SFC is in control of what will happen at this stage seeing that the team don’t have to worry about other clubs’ performances and results.
Barker has also said before there is no easy games in the league so one can take nothing for granted no matter what has happened in the previous games or where on the log the opposition is.
SFC fans will be holding thumbs though for a few more strong performances especially at home. Thus far they have been treated to some special goals.