Signed from Pretoria neighbours SuperSport United ahead of this season, the 30-year-old shot-stopper has conceded only five times in 15 Premiership matches. AS IT HAPPENED | Richards Bay v Mamelodi Sundowns Victory took Sundowns 11 points clear of Richards Bay with both clubs having played half their 30 fixtures. SuperSport are second, 10 points behind the leaders. Sundowns, seeking a sixth straight league title, always looked likely winners against opponents who have exceeded expectations since winning promotion last season. Newsletter Weekly The Sport Report Get the Sport Report to stay up to speed with everything you need to know in the world of sport. Sign up A delicate lob by Cassius Mailula gave Sundowns the lead on 39 minutes and Hashim Domingo punished a string of blunders to double the advantage after 66 minutes.
Sundowns beat Richards Bay to open 10-point gap at top of Premiership tableAubrey Modiba's well-timed pass fell on Mailula who spotted Magoola off his line before beating him with a well-weighted chip to help Sundowns cement their place on top of the log as they look set to win their sixth league title on the spin. The win stretches the Brazilians' lead at the top of the log to ten points from nearest rivals and neighbours SuperSport United who meet Golden Arrows in Durban on Saturday. Though it's only the halfway mark of the campaign, this win — which was the 12th in 15 matches — clearly demonstrates the Brazilians' dominance in the PSL. In the nine matches, Sundowns have won on the trot, scoring 19 goals while conceding only one, which was before the current head coach Rulani Mokwena was installed late in October.
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Goalkeeper Ronwen Williams goes 671 minutes without conceding as Sundowns sink Richards Bay | SportRonwen Williams. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images) Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Ronwen Williams stretched his run without conceding in the DStv Premiership to 671 minutes as the leaders won 2-0 at third-placed Richards Bay on Friday. The South Africa captain has not picked the ball from the net since September 10 last year when the record 12-time champions edged Golden Arrows. Williams was not tested until the 60th minute, when he used his legs to thwart Richards Bay in the rain-drenched Indian Ocean port city of Durban.
After a careless throw by Uganda-born Richards Bay goalkeeper Salim Magoola was intercepted, the home side fluffed a chance to clear the ball in the ensuing goalmouth melee. Magoola then erred again by failing to grasp the resultant low cross and Domingo made no mistake from close range. Meanwhile, Soweto side Swallows moved out of the relegation zone thanks to a 2-0 home win over sixth-placed Chippa United courtesy of goals from Mbulelo Wambi and Kagiso Malinga.
No one was more relieved by the outcome than Ernst Middendorp, the German who last month became the third coach of Swallows this season and lost his first two matches in charge. We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month.
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