Stellenbosch FC move to second on DSTV Premiership log

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Stellenbosch FC’s  1-nil victory over Marumo Gallants at the Danie Craven Stadium this afternoon means they are now in second place on the DSTV Premiership standings.

Stellis scored the only goal of the match in the first half and held on for a win to take maximum points. Stellenbosch F.C wanted a win so they could move as high as second on the log standings.

On the other hand, Marumo Gallants were in 15th place and wanted a win to avoid the danger of having to fight relegation later in the season.

It was the home side that had the first clear scoring chance of the game with keeper, Washington Arubi, denying them a goal. Their efforts were rewarded midway through the first half. Ashley Du Preez beat Arubi from close range after Junior Mendieta’s ball had rebounded off the upright. After going into the break leading 1-nil, the visitors continued where they left off. They came close to doubling their lead with Augustine Dimgba’s header just missing the target.

The visitors pushed men forward as they searched for an equaliser but keeper Sage Stephens was on hand to deal with the danger. And the home side once again came close to scoring after a good run by Solly Khunyedi on the left flank but it wasn’t to be. Du Preez’s goal was enough to secure Stellenbosch F.C the win and they are unbeaten in the league after eight matches with this victory their fourth of the season.