THERE were goals galore at the weekend in the last round of National First Division (NFD) before the festive break.
A total of 27 goals were scored in eight matches, a tally that will make Absa Premiership clubs very envious.
Highlands Park, Jomo Cosmos, University of Pretoria and struggling Royal Eagles have all found the back of the net more than 20 times in their first 15 matches.
Many coaches believe scoring more and conceding less often is a good recipe for winning the championship.
Highlands are in the strongest position at this time, having scored 21 goals and conceded only eight. They go into the break at the top of the league table with 30 points from 15 matches, followed by Cosmos with 28 points.
Highlands player Mothobi Mvala said: “We have been working hard as a team and every player is capable of scoring, which is good for us.”
Meanwhile, Mthatha Bucks, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and Eagles have been leaky in defence as they each conceded more than 20 goals in the first round of action.