Chiefs, Pirates lose ground in Reserve League

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The big match in the Gauteng Reserve League between the Soweto derby, failed to produce a winner as both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates lost ground on the leaders.

The game, hosted by the Buccaneers at the Arthur Bloch Sports Grounds in Mayfair, ended deadlocked at 1-1, meaning Pirates stay in second position on 11 points, two more than Chiefs, who stay third on nine points.

Both clubs are chasing SuperSport United at the top of the log after the Pretoria outfit made it six wins out of six with a 1-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns.

Matsatsantsa now have 18 points from their six games and have scored an impressive 15 goals so far, with just one against them.

Their latest victims, the Brazilians, now slip to eighth in the standings after they were leapfrogged on goal-difference by Atlie FC following their 0-0 draw away to the University of Pretoria.

All three have four points each in a jammed bottom end of the log, where Moroka Swallows, also on four, dropped to the bottom of the standings after they were beaten 2-1 by Jomo Cosmos.

Jomo Sono’s club remain in sixth place, though, behind FC AK on goal difference.

FC AK suffered their second loss of the season when they went down 2-0 to at home to BidVest Wits, who are now the new fourth-placed team after jumping their opponents by one spot.

The Students have eight points and sit just one behind Amakhosi.

In Durban, the Reserve League was put on hold this week due to Bafana Bafana being in town for their match against Senegal at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday.