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Highlanders stun LMPS

Moorosi Tsiame
PTC Grounds

Qoaling Highlanders yesterday added to the woes of struggling LMPS with a 2-0 league win at the PTC Ground that should have sent alarm bells ringing inside the police team’s camp.

After crashing out in the quarterfinal of the Lesotho National Insurance Group Top 8 tournament a fortnight ago — and being held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-threatened Joy in a league match last weekend — LMPS disappointed once again yesterday with the humbling loss to Highlanders.

Highlanders were all over LMPS from the word go and duly opened the scoring in the 27th minute through a header by winger Lereko Mokati.

highlandersMakhanya Kabane tapped in the second goal in the 73rd minute, and although the home side tried desperately to claw back into the game,  ighlanders hung on for a famous win that consolidated the team’s seventh position on the 14-team Premier League log.

After yesterday’s defeat, LMPS dropped one rung into 11th position on the log. In a post-match interview, Highlanders coach Wright Mofoka hailed his charges for “rising to the occasion” and never allowing themselves to be intimidated by their more seasoned opponents.

“I am very happy with the result after a long time without any competitive match.  We last had a competitive match in November last year,” Mofoka said.

LMPS coach Lelia Makubakuba, on the other hand, said he was disappointed with the result.

“We played better and created numerous goal-scoring chances but poor finishing let us down.

“My players seemed to lose concentration at times and that cost us the three points as we conceded some easy goals,” Makubakuba said.

Elsewhere, LCS came from a goal down to beat Mpharane Celtics 3-1 at the LCS Grounds while Melele and Joy played to a 3-3 draw in Qacha’s Nek.

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