LCS struggles persist


Moorosi Tsiane

LCS’ struggles continued last weekend after they received a shocker from league new comers Lifofane who handed them a 3-1 at Butha-Buthe Pitso Ground on Sunday.

This was Masheshena’s second successive loss after they were edged 0-1 by LMPS in their previous outing.

Mpitsa Marai’s charges have collected 11 points after drawing two, losing one and winning three from seven league matches.

The win saw Lifofane return to winning ways following 4-0 midweek thumping by Bantu at Setsoto Stadium in the midweek.

And on Sunday John Mofokeng’s brace and a lone goal from Leaba Lehatisa helped Lifofane leapfrog Matlama to second spot with 13 points from seven matches before yesterday’s league matches where Matlama played Linare.

Kopano Tseka’s goal gave LCS consolation. It was also Tseka’s debut goal for Masheshena.

The Butha-Buthe outfit has won four, lost one and drawn two of its seven matches.

Sunday was a day of upsets with LMPS also edging 0-1 Matlama at LCS Ground. Monyatheli Ntobo scored for Simunye who registered their second win in a row after beating LCS by a similar score line last week.

LMPS are seventh with 10 points after five matches.

Matlama’s loss means they have just one point from a possible six.

Tse Putsoa went into their last match on the back of a 1-1 draw with Lijabatho at Setsoto Stadium last Thursday.

Kick4Life continued with their fine form at Ratjomose Ground edging newcomers Lijabatho 2-1. Relebohile Thulo scored a brace for Kick4Life while Lijabatho’s consolation goal came from Fidel Ntoya.

On Sunday LDF continued to struggle being held to a goalless draw by Sefotha-fotha at PTC Ground.

Sohle-Sohle are ninth on the 14-team after winning just one, drawing five and losing one.

Sefotha-fotha are 11th with five points from six matches.

On Saturday Likhopo added to Swallows’ woes beating the Motebang Makhetha coached side 3-1.

Thabiso Mari scored a brace with Santi Ntšohi netting the other goal to help Likhopo overturn Swallows’ lead. This was Likhopo’s second successive win. They have also netted a healthy seven goals in the last two matches.

In Maputsoe Bantu had to show character and force a win over a resilient Linare. Litšepe Marabe’s lone goal was enough to hand Bantu a win to extend their lead at the summit of the table with 15 points before their Tuesday clash with Likhopo.

Update on Likhopo match.

A Matšo Matebele are the only league side with a 100 percent record this season.

Lioli endured another tough weekend being held to a goalless draw by Liphakoe at Ratjomose Ground.

Lioli have won two, drawn two and lost two and are on eighth with six points.

Liphakoe, on the other hand are yet to find their first win of the season and are anchoring the league table with three points after three draws and four loses.

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