Swallows frustrate Bantu

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…as Galaxy stun Kick4Life

Mikia Kalati

RELEGATION threatened Swallows clinched a valuable point by holding the Econet Premier League defending champions, Bantu, to a goalless draw at Setsoto Stadium on Sunday.

The draw dented A Matšo Matebele’s league title aspirations as they could have moved to third had they won the match.

The Mafeteng outfit now sits fifth on the log with 26 points after 13 games and is three games behind leaders Matlama.

In the first match at Setsoto on the day, Sweetbirth Kum continued on his goal scoring spree striking late to help Lioli edge Likhopo 1-0.

The Halemakale Mahlaha coached side made it difficult for Lioli from the word go but Tse Nala proved their experience with a late goal which broke the hearts of many Likhopo supporters.

The victory took Lioli to third with 28 points after 17 games and are still unbeaten since the start of the second round.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Galaxy caused the upset of the weekend beating Kick4Life 3-2 for only their third victory of the 2018/19 campaign.

Despite the big victory against Kick4Life, Galaxy remain second from bottom while Bob Mafoso side has been relegated to fourth having suffered their first defeat in 10 games.

On Saturday, Matlama maintained their place at top of the table with a 2-0 win over LDF in an entertaining match at Setsoto stadium.

Lebajoa Mosehlenyane netted the first goal with a well taken finish from a long ball played by Motebang Sera while Theletsane Makume secured the three points with the second goal late in the game.

The three points took Matlama to 38 points after 16 games and still unbeaten since the beginning of the second round.

Tse Putsoa, however, still have LCS breathing heavily behind them in second after the correctional service side beat Liphakoe away in Quthing on Saturday.

Basia Letuka scored an own goal to hand Masheshena all the three points and to also remain in the race for the league title.

Mpitsa Marai’s side is in second position with 37 points but has played a game more than leaders Matlama.

Majantja also registered a rare victory on Saturday bouncing back from a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Bantu in the midweek and eased to a phenomenal 3-1 win against Sefotha-fotha.

The win helped the Mohale’s Hoek outfit to stay two points ahead of second from bottom Galaxy.

Majantja are 12th with 13 points while Sefotha-fotha are 10th.

Meanwhile, LMPS added to Linare’s woes at Maputsoe DIFA Ground edging them 1-0 as the Hlotse outfit continues to search for their first win in the second round.

Monyatheli Ntobo scored the solitary goal of the match as Teele Ntšonyana guided the police team to a victory over the team which he left in the first round.

 

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