National First Division
Stellenbosch eye promotion to the PSL
Two-goal Iqraam Rayners sets up win and prospect of the big-time
Iqraam Rayners continued his goal-scoring run for Stellenbosch with a double on Wednesday afternoon as the home side beat Nedbank Cup finalists TS Galaxy 2-1 to go back to the top of the National First Division table. Steve Barker’s side are on course for automatic promotion‚ leading by two points from Royal Eagles and with two games left to play, both in the Cape. Rayners had the home side ahead in the opening 10 minutes with a typical turn and shot from close range and won a penalty 15 minutes later to extend their lead from the spot. He broke away and went down as he rounded the Galaxy goalkeeper Ludwe Mpakumpaku. With the naked eye he looked to have been poleaxed, but the television replays showed there was no contact‚ making it a fortuitous decision in the home team’s favour. A defensive slip allowed Tshegofatso Nyama to pull one back in the 41st minute for the cup heroes‚ who booked their place in the final against Kaizer Chiefs in Durban on May 18 by sensationally beating Lam...