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Newcomers Porto enter festive break on top

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Third on the rung after Madrid are Phokwane Stars who have won a game less at seven wins with two draws and 18 goals to their credit with 23 points

Picture: Xinhua/Han Yan

Safa SAB league newcomers Pescodia Porto Football Club hog the top spot of the log as they close in on their first festive break in the fourth division of the Frances Baard conference.

Pes Porto, as the club is affectionately known, has reeled in 10 wins from their 11 matches and only drew one game in their debut year in the SAB League.

The team amassed 31 points, scoring 28 goals and only allowing in nine in the process.

The dual strategy of fielding a mostly youthful team made up chiefly of Under-21 year-old players, and pairing them with a Safa introductory and category C licensed coach is clearly paying dividends for the team.

Porto leads more seasoned SAB teams such as Real Madrid who are a close second in the rankings with eight wins and three losses for their 24 points.

Third on the rung after Madrid are Phokwane Stars who have won a game less at seven wins with two draws and 18 goals to their credit with 23 points.

Despite showing signs of upward mobility in the last season, Dalton Brothers seem to have sunk to the moderate position seven in the middle of the table being tied at 16 points with Juventus FC, ranked sixth, and Delportshoop United ranked eighth.

Perennial bottom-feeder Bonita Sundowns from Hartswater seem to be biding their time at the second-from basement spot where they sit above neighbours The Students thanks only to a better goal difference.

Both teams have three points, having not being able to win a match and accumulated their points from three drawn games.

Bonitas edge The Students with a 23 goals scored against them while The Students have allowed 21 goals in.

The SAB league is officially in recess since December 4 and the teams will have to shake off the rust when fixtures resume on January 18 in the new year.