LMPS con­tinue im­pres­sive run

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

Resur­gent po­lice out­fit LMPS ap­pear out of rel­e­ga­tion dan­ger fol­low­ing a three-match un­beaten streak, which has put them in ninth po­si­tion on the 14-team pre­mier league ta­ble.

the team had been the book­mak­ers’ favourites to join the al­ready rel­e­gated Qoal­ing High­landers in the first di­vi­sion next sea­son, but a re­mark­able turn­around of for­tunes now sees LMPS fight­ing for a top-eight fin­ish — an in­cred­i­ble re­vival that was unimag­in­able last month.

simunye on sun­day de­feated rel­e­ga­tion-threat­ened Kick­4life to con­tinue their re­vival, with Tefa Mokhoane scor­ing the only goal of the match and earn­ing his team three priceless points.

Mat­lama also boosted their chances of fin­ish­ing among the top-four premier­ship teams with a 2-1 win over Lik­ila United at LCS ground.

Phafa Tšosane stuck from the penalty spot, with Mabuti Pot­loane blast­ing away the other goal to hand Tse Put­soa three points which moved them within two points of fourth-placed army-side, LDF.

there was also a win for nyenye Rovers — an­other team in­volved in the rel­e­ga­tion dog­fight — as they edged the al­ready de­moted High­landers 1-0.

In the other Vo­da­com Pre­mier League match, Sun­dawana and FC Likhopo drew 1-1 in ButhaButhe, also on Sun­day.

Themba Mza­mane scored for the Freeze Ntene-coached Sun­dawana, while Makara Ntait­sane was the hero for Likhopo.

On the other hand, Mphat­lat­sane man­aged to get an­other point against one of the coun­try’s big guns af­ter hold­ing LCS to a goal­less draw.

The pre­vi­ous week­end, Mphat­lat­sane had ground-out a sim­i­lar score­line against log-lead­ers, Li­oli.

Mean­while, on Satur­day, Bantu kept Li­oli on their toes with a 2-1 win over LDF with two matches re­main­ing be­fore the cur­tain rolls down on an ex­cit­ing sea­son.

Li­oli, on the other hand, held on to their three-point ad­van­tage at the sum­mit of the premier­ship ta­ble with a 1-0 over Linare.

Ju­nior Maba scored the only goal of the match for Tse Nala, who lead the ta­ble with 57 points, with sec­ond-placed Bantu on 54.

All the 14 premier­ship teams are left with two matches and fin­ish their league cam­paigns next week­end.

Qoal­ing High­landers mid­fielder Thato Ra­makoae (cen­tre) runs for the ball against LMPS play­ers in this file pic­ture.

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