Stars a se­ri­ous threat to San­tos

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT - ROD­NEY REIN­ERS

THE con­trast in form be­tween San­tos and Free State Stars is stag­ger­ing.

The two teams meet in a PSL fix­ture in Qwaqwa this af­ter­noon (kick­off 3.30pm) – and San­tos, for one, can­not af­ford to lose again.

The Capeto­ni­ans come off a heavy 5-2 de­feat to Sun­downs at Athlone in mid­week, while Stars beat Mar­itzburg United 2-0 away from home.

The Free Staters have picked up 10 of the last 12 points avail­able to them and, cru­cially, are un­beaten at home so far this sea­son (three wins and three draws from six matches). It’s a run of form that has taken Stars to third on the PSL log, seven points be­hind loglead­ers Su­per­sport United.

San­tos, on the other hand, are in the grip of a night­mare run of form. They are cur­rently 14th in the 16-team PSL log, a point away from the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Coach Boe­bie Solomons and his men are un­der im­mense pres­sure and, to­day, noth­ing less than a solid per­for­mance and a pos­i­tive re­sult will suf­fice.

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