Li­oli de­mol­ish LMPS

Lesotho Times - - Front Page - Mikia Kalati

Li­oli walloped LMPS 7-0 at Set­soto Sta­dium yes­ter­day to con­sol­i­date their po­si­tion at the top of the 14-team Vo­da­com Pre­mier League ta­ble.

The un­stop­pable Tse Nala have now scored 12 goals in two con­sec­u­tive matches with­out con­ced­ing any, and last week­end ham­mered Qoal­ing High­landers 5-0 at LCS Ground.

Li­oli now lead the stand­ings with 48 points, while their clos­est ri­vals Bantu are on 41, af­ter they were held to a one-all draw by Likhopo at Leshoboro Sta­dium in Mafeteng, yes­ter­day.

The run-away log lead­ers were in con­trol of the game from the first blow of the whis­tle, es­pe­cially in the mid­field where Jerry Kamele and Tšoanelo Koe­tle were out­stand­ing.

But with LMPS look­ing rock-solid in de­fence, Tse Nala had to wait un­til the 37th minute to break the dead­lock with Ju­nior Maba scor­ing the opener.

Lanky de­fender Shet­sane Ramoseeka, dou­bled the lead a minute be­fore half-time, with Tšepo Lekhooana and Lekhanya Lekhanya also get­ting on the score-sheet in the 69th and 73rd minute, re­spec­tively.

An own goal by Sheli Ramoseeka in the 81st minute and a sec­ond strike by Maba three min­utes later com­pleted the rout for the Tey­ateya­neng-based out­fit.

Simunye, as LMPS are af­fec­tion­ately known, nearly scored a con­so­la­tion goal in the 70th minute, but Bokang Mo­hasi’s ef­fort was blocked on the line by Mafa More- mo­holo.

Af­ter the match, Li­oli coach, Mosholu ‘Shoes’ Mokhothu, praised his team’s im­pres­sive form.

“it was an im­pres­sive per­for­mance, which has set high stan­dards for us go­ing for­ward,” Mokhothu said.

“i’m a happy man to­day and will cel­e­brate this win and for­get what is com­ing ahead of us.”

Mean­while, Li­oli host fifth-placed Mat­lama at Set­soto Sta­dium on Sun­day and Mokhothu said the match would be a dif­fer­ent ball game al­to­gether.

“It is a big game with a fierce ri­valry and we will have to be at our best to beat Mat­lama. How­ever, the good thing is we go into the match very mo­ti­vated,” he said.

in other league matches played yester- day, LDF drew 0-0 with Mat­lama at Ratjo­mose Ground, LCS edged Kick­4life 1-0 at LCS Ground, Nyenye Rovers beat Sun­dawana 3-2 in Butha-buthe, Qoal­ing High­landers and Mphat­lalat­sane drew 3-3 draw in St Mon­ica’s, while Linare and Lik­ila played to a goal­less stale­mate in Hlotse. Yes­ter­day’s re­sults at a glance Li­oli 7-0 LMPS, Bantu 1-1 Likhopo, LDF 1-1 Mat­lama, Sun­dawana 2-3 Nyenye Rovers, Mphat­lalat­sane 3-3 Qoal­ing High­landers, Linare 1-1 Lik­ila United, LCS 1-0 Kick­4Life.

Week­end fix­tures

Satur­day: Linare v Kick­4life, Bantu v Lik­ila United.

Sun­day: Li­oli v Mat­lama, LDF v Sun­dawana, Mphat­lalat­sane v LMPS, LCS v Qoal­ing High­landers.

Li­oli winger Mo­toeli Sonopo (right) tus­sles for the ball with LMPS de­fender Possa Hape in yes­ter­day’s pre­mier league match at Set­soto Sta­dium.

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