Free State Stars came storming back into contention for the Mvela Golden League title race after they inflicted a 5-1 defeat on struggling Avendale Athletico.
With Stars' nearest rivals, Zulu Royals, suffering a surprise defeat to Classic at the Mehlareng Stadium on Saturday, the Free State outfit are now only a point behind the Durban side.
Another KZN team, Durban Stars moved up into third spot after recording an impressive 3-0 win over Hellenic on Saturday.
The weekend's results were as follows:
Maritzburg United 0-2 Uthukela Harry Gwala
Durban Stars 3-0 Hellenic King Zwelithini
Free State Stars 5-1 Avendale Athletico Charles Mopeli
Pietersburg Pillars 2-2 Mabopane Y Masters Lulekani
Classic 3-2 Zulu Royals Mehlareng
Dangerous Darkies 1-1 North-West Tigers Kanyamazane
Vasco Da Gama 2-2 Bloem Young Tigers Parow Park
Louisvale Pirates 0-2 FC Fortune Danie Kuys
Pretoria University 1-3 Winners Park LC De Villiers