K4L back on track with Matlama upset

Matlama
0
2
Kick4Life
Kumatse (65)
Botsane (89)
K4L back on track with Matlama upset
Steve Fleming
November 11, 2018

Kick4Life caused the big upset when they defeated Matlama 2-0 in the Econet Premier League match on Sunday at LCS grounds.

After going 6 games without a win and losing 3 matches in a row, Kick4Life were not the favourites against the high performing Matlama, but two second half goals by Norman Kumatse and Tseliso Botsane caused a stir at LCS grounds.

Matlama were leading the log table before this match and were looking to secure 3points to open the gap at the top. It was an exciting game with Kick4Life denying Matlama their usual play in the opening fifteen minutes.

Lebajoa Mosehlenyane made a fashioned turn in the box and fired at goals in the 24th minute. Motebang Sera also directed his header straight to the keeper in the 39th minute. Rethabile Mokokoane was shown a yellow card for a dangerous challenge on Lepekola Seetane just before the interval.

In the second half, Mokoteli Mohapi pulled a spectacular clearance to deny Matlama a goal in the 50th minute. Moments before the hour mark, Norman Kumatse was introduced and it took him only seven minutes to break the deadlock and give Kick4Life the lead.

Matlama responded through Mosehlenyane but the paced winger was disappointed to see his snap short missing the target in the 77th minute. Sera was again left frustrated when his header went straight into the keeper’s gloves.

With a minute to play, Tseliso Botsane put the final nail to the coffin as he caught Matlama napping at the back and released a powerful shot to make it 2-0. The win now puts the Old Europa charges at the ninth place, and will face Likhopo in their next encounter.

Full Time: Matlama 0-2 Kick4Life (Kumatse 65’, Botsane 89’)

Man Of the Match: Mokoteli Mohapi

Starting XI: Thetsane, Mohapi-M (Pitso 84’), Lerotholi, Thamahane, Masualle, Mokhahlane, Mafeka, Seetane (Kumatse 58’), Botsane, Mohapi-B

Substitutes not used: Moabi, Nkune, Kalosane, Ntsenyane, Phantse

League Table

PWDLFAGDPts
1LCS96211961320
2Matlama85211641217
3LDF 944154116
4Bantu843193615
5Liphakoe943285315
6Lioli941498113
7Linare9414913-413
8Kick4Life 933378-112
9LMPS932467-111
10Galaxy82246608
11Sefothafotha814348-47
12Majantja9216815-77
13Likhopo92161120-97
14Swallows9135515-106

Fixtures

23/09/18LDFHome
29/09/18LMPSAway
21/10/18LCSHome
28/10/18LiphakoeAway
03/11/18LinareHome
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