Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos have taken big steps towards qualifying for the PSL promotional playoffs and battling to make a return to top flight football.

Leopards beat Richards Bay 4-0 to remain second on the NFD standings with two games left while third placed Cosmos beat Mthatha Bucks 3-0.

Real Kings weren’t so lucky after University of Pretoria scored late in the match to hold them to a 1-all draw.

Both Amatuks and Real Kings had hopes of qualifying for the promotional playoffs although the latter had a better chance as they were in fifth place with 41 points.

Kings should have gone ahead after a defensive error by Phelelani Shozi with Lindokuhle Bhengu finding himself one-on-one with Tuks keeper, Westen Van der Linde.

However, Bhengu blasted the ball over the goalsposts.

The home side was playing well and had yet another chance after Stevy Nzambe whipped the ball into the cross.

Bhengu’s header went wide.

Van der Linde did well to deny Kings a goal on this occasion.

Kings continued piling pressure on the visitors in the second half after they had gone into the interval goalless. But they still failed to find the back of the net with Van Der Linde denying them a goal once again.

Lindokuhle Mtshali gave Kings’ some hope after he scored late in the match.

But his goal was cancelled out by Chemon Petersen who beat Riccardo Goss from the penalty spot.