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Moerane finally beaten

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Leemisa Thuseho

LMPS’ first choice goalkeeper, Sekhoane Moerane, finally conceded a goal over the weekend, ending his spectacular run of clean sheets.

Before his side’s 1-1 draw with LCS at the Police Training College (PTC) on Sunday, Moerane had gone for eight matches without conceding.

Moerane, who has played every minute of LMPS’ nine matches, was finally beaten by LCS’ Hlomelang Lebina.

The goal also saw LMPS conceding its first goal this season. Before Sunday, LCS had been the only side without conceding a goal.

LMPS’ goal was scored by Khubetsoana Kamele.

But despite the draw, the police side is still in high spirits as it is one of only two that are yet to lose a game this campaign. The other team is LDF.

The weekend results pushed LCS one place down to seventh with 15 points while LMPS also dropped one place to third with 18 points.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Bantu edged Manonyane 0-1 to keep maintain the pole position on the log standings, thanks to Neo Mokhachane’s goal. The Mafeteng outfit is now leading the pack with 20 points. The side is one point above LDF who beat CCX 3-0 in Hlotse on Saturday. Retšelisitsoe Mopeli and Thaane Mokhehle were on target for Motheo Mohapi’s charges.

Liphakoe were held to a one-all draw by Lifofane at LCS Ground. Philip O’Brien scored for Liphakoe while Lifofane’s goal came from Tšoenyane Khau. Lijabatho and Galaxy drew nil-all.

The league’s defending champions, Matlama’s struggle continued as the side drew 2-2 with Swallows in Morija on Saturday. Tanki Tsibela and Tšepo Moerane scored for Swallows while Rethabile Mokokoane and Lerotholi Zwane were on the scoresheet for the champions.

In Maputsoe on the same day, the Linare duo of Tšepang Sefali and Rethabile Senkoto scored a goal each to beat Lioli 2-0 in Maputsoe. The win also handed new coach, Leslie Notši his first win since starting the job last month.

Machokha continued their impressive run beating Naughty Boys 2-0 on Saturday, thanks to Tlhaping Raphoka and Emanuel Tylor’s goals.