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LCS open five points’ gap

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Mikia Kalati

ECONET Premier League pacesetters LCS opened a five points gap at the top of the table following a 1-nill victory over Liphakoe at LCS Ground on Sunday.

The Mpitsa Marai coached side has enjoyed a good run in the last two months and are unbeaten since early October when they were edged 1-nill by Bantu.

On Sunday they capitalised on a postponed match between LDF and Matlama, who are second and fourth respectively.

Thetso Posholi scored the only goal in the win over Liphakoe, who have had a decent start to the 2018/19 season under the mentorship of former Kaizer Chiefs youth coach Thabo Tsutsulupa.

Masheshena, as the correctional service side is popularly known, lead the log standings with 24 points after 11 games.

The Quthing side, who on Sunday suffered their third defeat in 11 games, have been relegated to fifth place following the loss.

Elsewhere on Sunday, spoils were shared between Linare and LMPS, who have both been going through tough times in recent weeks.

The much-anticipated match between second placed LDF and Matlama was called off over a waterlogged pitch as Tse Putsoa was set to return to action after a long layoff.

The army side occupy second position on 19 points after 10 games while Tse Putsoa have played two games fewer than LDF and are fourth on the log after they were overtaken by Bantu on Saturday.

On Saturday, Lioli’s woes continued as Tse Nala also returned to action after fortnight and were stunned 1-0 by Likhopo, who are second from bottom on the log.

Morena Mohlominyane, who has been enjoying a good run since his move from Matlama in the off-season netted his fifth goal of the season to sink Tse Nala on Sunday.

The victory over Lioli helped Likhopo leapfrog Galaxy on the standings as they were not in action over the weekend.

Sefotha-fotha got the better of Majantja to go on 11 points and overtake the Mohale’s Hoek side on the table.

Defending champions Bantu were also in action on Saturday easing to a 2-0 win over struggling bottom placed Swallows.

Mokone Marabe and Tsebang Lebata scored the two goals as James Madidilane rested most of his key players ahead of the trip to the DRC Congo for the CAF Champions League tie against AS VITA on Sunday.

A Matšo Matebele are now in third position after leapfrogging Matlama with the win over Swallows. The Mafeteng based side are on 18 points while Matlama have 17 points, but have a game in hand.

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