Lioli on a roll
RESURGENT Lioli beat Mphatlalatsane 4-0 last Sunday at Setsoto Stadium to leapfrog Bantu into second position on the 14-team Vodacom Premier League table.
Tse Nala, who had hammered log-leaders LDF 3-0 the previous weekend to end the army side’s seven-match unbeaten league run, are now just one point behind the pacesetters on 19 points after eight matches, but with one game in hand.
Basia Makepe swept in Lioli’s first goal, with Montoeli Sonopo scoring the second while Jeremiah Kamele bagged a brace in the second half to complete the rout.
The Teyateyaneng-based now appear unstoppable with a brand of attacking football the opposition has found too difficult to contain.
In another Premier League match played last Sunday, rookies Likila United handed Qoaling Highlanders their fifth loss of the season with a 3-0 thrashing at PTC Ground. The win took Likila to fourth position on 16 points after 10 matches, and are just two points behind third-placed Bantu, who however, have one match in hand.
There was also a win for Likhopo who have endured a painful start to the 2014/15 campaign. Two goals from Seenyane Nthejane helped the Red Army to clinch only their second win of the season, as they beat LMPS 2-1 at PTC Ground.
On Saturday, Bantu and Matlama played to a goalless draw, with the Likuena duo of Litšepe Marabe and Lisema Lebokollane being sent-off in the match played at Setsoto Stadium.
Still on Saturday, LDF were held to a goalless draw at home by LCS, to further halt their previously unrelenting march towards the championship.
Linare, whose season had become characterised by loss after loss, continued with their revival last Saturday as they beat Sundawana 1-0 in Hlotse.
Letlatsa Moshoeshoe scored the only goal of the match, which took the team to 10th position on the table. Kick4life were also rampant on Saturday, beating bottom-of-thetable Nyenye Rovers 4-0 at Setsoto Stadium. Likuena striker Thabiso Brown scored a hattrick with Morapeli Lesoetsa completing the comprehensive win.
Lioli midfielder Jeremia Kamele (centre) in action against Bantu this season.