BASIA Letuka’s own goal helped LCS bounce back to winning ways as they edged to 1-0 win over Liphakoe at Quthing Pitso Ground.
In their two previous matches, Masheshena lost 2-1 to log leaders Matlama a fortnight ago before drawing nil all with Linare last weekend.
It was a game of two halves in Quthing as the home side enjoyed the vast possession in the first stanza but were let down by their attackers in the last third of the pitch.
The home team started the second half still the better of the two sides but failed to utilise the chances they created.
The visitors however, capitalised on Liphakoe’s weakness towards the dying minutes of the match and their efforts finally paid off when a cross from the corner deflected on Letuka’s shoulder and agonizingly went straight into his own net.
Yesterday’s win saw LCS remain second on the log behind Matlama separated by a point as Tse Putsoa also registered a 2-0 win against LDF yesterday at Setsoto Stadium.
LCS’ Thapelo Tale was denied what seemed like two clear goals by the referee, Retšelisitsoe Molise, but were still lucky to get a goal when the match ended.
LCS coach Mpitsa Marai said he was impressed with his charges’ performance.
“I am happy that at least we are consistent with how we want to play,” Marai said.
“Of course, the results are also important but the most important part is that the players need to know how we want them to play.
“Today I think we were even better than in all matches that we have played so far this year and it was unfortunate that our two goals were disallowed by the referee. At the end of the day, God was with us and we managed to win the match.”
The Liphakoe coach, Thabo Tšutšulupa, could not be reached for comment after the match.
Elsewhere, LMPS edged Linare 1-0 at Maputsoe DIFA Ground.
Relegation threatened Majantja were also too hot to handle for Sefotha-fotha registering a 3-1 at Mohale’s Hoek DIFA Ground.