Despite Stuart Baxter's tactics being questioned by fans, Kaizer Chiefs have recently been performing very good as they have climbed the league standings.
Kaizer Chiefs thrashed suffering Swallows 3-1 in the Soweto derby in Dobsonville on Sunday, propelling them to second position in the DStv Premiership rankings and condemning the flightless Birds to the bottom of the log.
Billiat played with the home defense throughout the game, completing his second goal in the 53rd minute to make it 3-0, until Swallows captain Lebogang Mokoena grabbed a consolation goal in the 64th minute.
Amakhosi move up to second position in the table, eight points below leaders and defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who have a game in hand.
Swallows' setback confirmed to those who had concerns that Brandon Truter's squad is in trouble, as they stand bottom of the Premiership table with just one victory in 12 games, five draws, and six defeats, scoring just three goals in the process.
If you consider the last 19 league games of last season, Swallows have won only two matches in their last 30 Premiership encounters.
Swallows' defense was dreadful, a combination of incompetence in their defensive line and Dolly and Billiat progressively reinvigorating the dangerous combo from their Sundowns days, despite the fact that they had only conceded 10 goals in 11 matches before being blasted by Chiefs.
Swallows gave over the ball in risky situations of their own half, and Dolly and Billiat took advantage of the home team's defensive errors.
Though Chiefs are only eight points behind Sundowns, they will need to win games on a regular basis to create a meaningful threat.
This victory comes following Chiefs' poor performance in their 1-1 tie with AmaZulu, and they will be seeking to build on that performance versus Swallows and gather momentum heading into the Christmas break.
Before the conclusion of the year, Amakhosi will face Cape Town City, Lamontville Golden Arrows, Sekhukhune United, Royal AM, and Maritzburg United.
First prize for coach Stuart Baxter is wresting the Premiership championship away from rampaging Sundowns, who was in charge when Chiefs last won the championship in May 2015, when they demolished everything in their path to win the then Absa Premiership campaign in record-breaking fashion.
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