Mixed for­tunes for top guns

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

Bantu boosted their chances of de­fend­ing the Vo­da­com Pre­mier League ti­tle af­ter edg­ing nyenye Rovers 1-0 in Mafeteng on Sun­day.

How­ever, the win did lit­tle to change the com­plex­ion of the top half of the 14-team ta­ble as Li­oli re­main at the sum­mit fol­low­ing a 5-0 de­mo­li­tion of Qoal­ing High­landers at LCS Ground on Satur­day.

Eigh­teen fix­tures into the 26-match premier­ship pro­gramme, Li­oli have ac­cu­mu­lated 45 points, while Bantu are sec­ond on 40. army-side LDF are in third po­si­tion on 37 points, while LCS and Mat­lama oc­cupy fourth and fifth po­si­tions with 33 and 31 points, re­spec­tively.

Yet it was the man­ner in which tse nala thrashed High­landers that could see Bantu fail­ing to de­fend their prized pos­ses­sion.

af­ter a dou­ble by Ju­nior Maba, Mon­toeli Sonopo, Rasetabole Kalot­sane and tšepo Lekhooana com­pleted the massacre with a goal apiece, while Bantu could only af­ford a sin­gle goal against Rovers at home.

Mean­while, on Sun­day, LCS were held to a 1-1 draw by rook­ies and sixth-placed Lik­ila united in Butha-buthe.

also on Sun­day, Lehlomela Ram­a­bele scored the only goal of the match as Likhopo piled more mis­ery on strug­gling Linare. this was Linare’s 12th loss of the sea­son, and the re­sult saw Likhopo con­sol­i­date sev­enth po­si­tion, while up-the-greens re­mained eighth.

again on Sun­day, Mphat­lalat­sane beat Kick­4life 2-1 to boost their chances of se­cur­ing a top-eight place at the end of the sea­son, which would qual­ify them for the LNIG top8 tour­na­ment.

On the other hand, Mabuti Pot­loane, on Satur­day scored his sec­ond goal since join­ing Mat­lama from Linare to help his new team scrape 1-0 past a very determined Sun­dawana at LCS Ground.

Yet the big­gest sur­prise of the week­end came from PTC Ground where sec­ond-from­bot­tom LMPS beat tit­tle-con­tenders LDF 1-0 on Satur­day.

this was the sec­ond suc­ces­sive big win for the po­lice out­fit, who also stunned Mat­lama with the same score­line at Pitso Ground a fort­night ago.

Week­end re­sults Satur­day: Qoal­ing High­landers 5-0 Li­oli, Mat­lama 1-0 Sun­dawana, LMPS 1-0 LDF. Sun­day: Bantu 1-0 nyenye Rovers, Lik­ila United 1-1 LCS, Kick­4life 1-2 Mphat­lalat­sane, Likhopo 1-0 Linare.

Mat­lama mid­fielder (left) Bokang Moiloa vies for the ball with Sun­dawana de­fender Tsoanyane Khau (file pic).

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