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Mamelodi Sundowns top PSL log ahead of festive break

Sundowns walked away as the biggest winners when they beat Orlando Pirates 2-0 to go top of the log.

FILE. Mamelodi Sundowns have finished 2015 as the most successful team at the Telkom Knockout on Reconciliation Day 16 December 2015, where they handed Kaizer Chiefs their second three-goal clobbering this season. Picture: sundownsfc.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - About 15 goals were scored in the final round of Premier Soccer League (PSL) action for 2015, interestingly, with no team scoring more than two goals in any of the games.

Mamelodi Sundowns walked away as the biggest winners when they beat Orlando Pirates 2-0 to go top of the log, days after lifting the Telkom Knockout trophy, which they beat Kaizer Chiefs for.

Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat were the men to hand coach Pitso Mosimane the ideal Christmas gift, while for the Buccaneers rounded off what's been a very disappointing year.

They lie 13th on the log with 11 points from 10 games.

In other results from Sunday, Platinum Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Maritzburg United at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, while Supersport United turned the Tuks Stadium to their happy hunting ground, putting two goals past the University of Pretoria.

On Saturday, Mpumalanga Black Aces put themselves in a strong position heading into the new year, beating Ajax Cape Town 1-0 to claim third spot.

Jomo Sono and his Cosmos charges continued their struggle in the top flight, going down by a single goal to Free State Stars, while it was a dream start for Clint Larsen in his new job as Golden Arrows coach, as his boys beat Polokwane City 1-0.

In the match of the day, Kaizer Chiefs partially redeemed themselves for their Telkom Knockout loss to Sundowns on Reconciliation Day, with a 2-1 win over Wits, a result that coach Gavin Hunt was displeased with.

His side, however, ended 2015 in second place behind Sundowns, while the Amakhosi are fourth.

On Friday evening, Chippa United rained on Serame Letsoaka's parade, denying him the fairytale debut as Bloemfontein Celtic coach with a 2-1 win over Siwelele at Port Elizabeth.

The PSL resumes on 8 January, with the pick of the matches being the repeat of the 2015 TKO final between Chiefs and Sundowns on 9 January.

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