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
1Matlama19142335112444
2LCS20125329111841
3Bantu1710613252736
4Lioli20111826151134
5Kick4Life199462119231
6LDF208751514131
7Likhopo2082101933-1426
8Liphakoe205961516-124
9Sefothafotha2051051720-325
10LMPS206681415-124
11Linare2046101424-1018
12Galaxy2043131325-1215
13Majantja1943121834-1615
14Swallows2026121137-2612

Fixtures

03/02/2019GalaxyAway
09/02/2019SwallowsHome
17/02/2019LikhopoAway
23/02/2019MatlamaHome
02/03/2019LinareAway
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