PSL: Sundowns stretch lead at top

Khama Billiat, Leandro Castro and Keagan Dolly were amongst scorers at the match on Sunday.

Leonardo Castro of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates a goal with teammates during the Absa Premiership match between Free State Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns on 7 February 2016 at James Motlatsi Stadium. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

CAPE TOWN - Mamelodi Sundowns extended their lead at the top of the table after they beat Free State Stars 5-2 at the James Motlatsi Stadium.

Khama Billiat, Leandro Castro and Keagan Dolly were amongst scorers, the Brazilians now lead Wits by six points with 12 matches left to play.

S'fiso Hlanti's strike gave Bidvest Wits an important 1-0 away win against Golden Arrows and moved them to second place above Mpumalanga Black Aces after going two matches without a win.

Gavin Hunt's men will feel they are still well in the title race but will face a stiff challenge against a resurgent Kaizer Chiefs tomorrow.

Chiefs beat bottom club Maritzburg United 3-2 on Saturday thanks to a stoppage time winner by Gordinho.

This means Steve Komphela's side have two wins on the trot since the Sowetan Derby stalemate and are on the heels of both Wits and Black Aces on the table.

Black Aces still hold onto third place after their goalless draw against Bloemfontein Celtic, a match they should have won.

Muhsin Ertugral will see it as an opportunity missed for the unlikely title contenders, Celtic coach Serame Letsoaka himself admitted his team were lucky to walk away with a draw.

Celtic are in ninth spot in a middle of a heavily congested mid table in what is becoming an intriguing battle

Eric Tinkler will be pleased at his side's response after going through a three game winless streak, they notched up a second consecutive win after a hard fought 1-0 victory over the University of Pretoria.

AmaTuks remain in the relegation zone leaving new coach Shaun Bartlett searching for his first win after three matches in charge.

Ajax Cape Town returned to winning ways and to the top half of the table, the Urban Warriors pulled on an impressive 3-1 victory on the road against Supersport United.

Supersport continue to languish in the bottom half of the log after the Ajax defeat, it was also Stuart Baxter's first loss in charge of Matsatsantsa and will make the former Bafana Bafana coach realise the enormity of his new task.

They will see their next match against the struggling AmaTuks as an ideal opportunity to get their season back on track.

Chippa United moved up to sixth on the log after they beat lowly Jomo Cosmos 2-1, Cosmos continue to flirt with relegation as they sit in fourteenth spot only 1 point above AmaTuks.

And lastly Platinum Stars continued their superb season after they blew Polokwane City away 3-0 on Sunday.

Stars are in fifth position but have a game in hand over Chiefs who they could overtake if they win that match.