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Violent Brawl & 5 Red Cards Overshadow HWBSL

A massive violent brawl in the KwaZulu-Natal Derby between Royal AM Ladies and Lindelani Ladies overshadowed this week’s Hollywoodbets League action, as five players were sent off.

Royal AM registered their first win of the season a 2-1 victory over Lindelani Ladies at the Prince Magogo Stadium. The result saw them jump four places up to 11th with seven points while the rookies remained in 15th place with four points both from seven matches.

The KZN sides are, however, in hot water with the South African Football Association (SAFA) after a brawl ensued among them late in the game which was Live on SABC 1. The referee issued out five red cards as a result of stopping the fight. According to a SAFA statement on Monday morning the FA will study the match commissioner’s report along with the TV footage before calling the sides to a disciplinary hearing for putting the integrity of the women’s game in disarray.

Elsewhere, defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies did not take their foot off the paddle in round eight of the Hollywoodbets Super League season, as they thrashed Richmond United 5-0 away in the Northern Cape.

Sisanda Hadebe opened the scoring with her first goal in Sundowns colours, she was followed by Kholosa Biyana with Lebo Ramalepe making it 3-0 at the break. Nthabiseng Majiya and Melinda Kgadiete completed the job in the second half. Sundowns maintained top position with 18 points from seven matches while United dropped to eighth position with 12 points.

University of Pretoria (Tuks) kept abreast with the log leaders, as they defeated Limpopo’s Copperbelt Ladies 3-2 in Pretoria. Tuks maintained second position, tied on 18 points with Sundowns, both from seven matches. Copperbelt dropped to sixth position on the log with 12 points from eight encounters.

Meanwhile University of Johannesburg (UJ) remained in third spot with 16 points with a 2-0 win away at Durban Ladies. Elsewhere

Other results:

  • Thunderbirds Ladies 0-5 JVW
  • University of Western Cape (UWC) 4-0 City Lads
  • TUT Matsatsantsa 2-3 First Touch Academy
  • TS Galaxy Queens 0-1 University of Fort Hare

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Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.