Tough test for ris­ing Stars

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Af­ter thrash­ing Bush Bucks 4-1 on Wed­nes­day, PE Stars have climbed to fourth place on the ABC Mot­sepe League soc­cer log.

The win comes af­ter Stars whipped Birm­ing­ham City 5-0 in their pre­vi­ous fix­ture.

They are now only four points be­hind log-lead­ers Tor­nado, who are on 23 points.

The PE side face an­other ti­tle con­tender in Mthatha Bucks on Satur­day at the Mthatha Sta­dium (1pm).

It will not be an easy fix­ture for Stars as they will be up against a team who have not lost a match in seven games.

The Mthatha side pro­duce their best at home and they will be mo­ti­vated to move up the log, as well as main­tain­ing their good run in the league.

Bucks are only two points be­hind Tor­nado.

How­ever, Stars are ca­pa­ble of ris­ing to the oc­ca­sion and the team’s con­fi­dence will be high af­ter back-to-back vic­to­ries.

Mean­while, Peace Mak­ers will want to get back to their win­ning ways when they play The Guys on Satur­day at the Wolf­son Sta­dium (1pm).

Mak­ers’ four-match un­beaten run was put to an end by Yakha United when they lost 3-1 to the Mthatha side. They are ninth on the log with 15 points from 11 matches.

Sibanye play Swartkops Val­ley United Broth­ers in a Bay derby at Mother­well’s NU2 Sta­dium, while Uiten­hage side Fu­ture Tigers host But­ter­worth at the Rosedale Sta­dium on Fri­day (6pm).



6pm: Fu­ture Tigers v But­ter­worth (Rosedale Sta­dium, Uiten­hage), Subs v Sibanye (NU2 Sta­dium, Mother­well)


1pm: Tor­nado v Bush Bucks (North End Sta­dium, EL), Peace Mak­ers v The Guys (Wolf­son Sta­dium) 3pm: Mthatha Bucks v PE Stars (Mthatha Sta­dium), Bizana Pondo Chiefs v Yaka United (Mpeshwa Sports Fields, Bizana), Birm­ing­ham City v Matta Mi­lan (North End Sta­dium, EL), Amavarara v High­bury (Dumpy Adams, Queen­stown)

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