. . . as Likhopo finally get off the mark
SKY Battalion ended Kick4Life’s unbeaten run on Sunday with striker Tsietsi Motšeare scoring a hat-trick to hand the league rookies a 3-2 victory over Leslie Notši’s side.
Motšeare’s was the second hat-trick of the 2016/2017 campaign after Bantu’s Litšepe Marabe also netted three against Butha Buthe Warriors a few weeks ago.
Thabiso Brown scored a brace for Kick4Life who remain in second position with 12 points while Sky Battalion are in fifth position with nine points.
In another Sunday encounter, Lehlomela Ramabele and Relebohile Marata scored a goal apiece to give Tšepo Hlojeng his first win in five matches at the helm of Likhopo.
The Red Army defeated bottom of the table and winless Butha Buthe Warriors 2-1.
Defending champions Lioli were also in action on Sunday and defeated Liphakoe for their second successive win.
Tšoanelo Koetle and Lekhanya Lekhanya scored the two goals to hand Tse Nala a 2-0 victory over the Quthing based side.
The win lifted them to third while Liphakoe are in seventh position.
Earlier on Saturday, LMPS shot to the summit after a 2-0 win over struggling Rovers.
Tefa ‘Makhoana continued with his goal scoring form as the police side secured their fourth win in five matches.
Simunye now lead the Vodacom Premier League soccer table with 13 points after the win helped them leapfrog Kick4Life.
Elsewhere, Nzenze Nkulu continued with his goal run to help Linare come from a goal down and salvage a draw against Sundawana at Maputsoe DIFA Ground.
Linare have just one victory in five matches following the last weekend 5-1 hammering of Rovers while Sundawana, still trying to find their groove after the departure of Bob Mafoso to Bantu, remain winless.
The much anticipated Saturday clash between LCS and LDF failed to live up to its billing and ended in a goalless stalemate.
The army side are winless after five matches while LCS have won two, drawn two and lost one.
The big match of the weekend between Matlama and Bantu was postponed due to the unavailability of Setsoto stadium which was being prepared to host the country’s 50th Independence anniversary celebrations which took place on Tuesday.
LCS 0-0 LDF
LMPS 2-0 Rovers
Sundawana 1-1 Linare
Sky Battalion 3-2 Kick4Life
Butha Buthe Warriors 1-2 Likhopo