Liphakoe fc held to a draw against Lijabatho at Morija.
Liphakoe fc made a series of attempts at Thabeng High School but their efforts were not enough until a game ended on stalemate. Thaane Mokoena thumped away a stunning goal – but a goal was disallowed for an offside.
All in all, a day of frustration.
The maroon and gold started well in the bright Thabeng High School ground, bossing possession and pinning Lijabatho back in and round their own box. The hosts defended in numbers and tried to block anything that came into the box.
The closest the maroon and gold came in that opening period was when Mohau Rammoneng got near the box before curling a cross to the far post where a deflection got Thaane Mokoena who headed a ball in to the net – a goal was cancelled for off-side.
Thabo Matsoele was gliding around the pitch with typical grace and industry and it was no surprise that he was heavily involved in the mighty hawks searching for a goal, Mats’oele was today deployed in the attacking midfield with a captain Tseole Ranthimo playing in the left back.
But yet again, Lijabatho, who had offered little or nothing in the way of attacking intent, won a counter on the right of Liphakoe box and a shot went wide from the far post giving Lijabatho the only shot off-target for the hosts.
Mapheelle had a fine form on the left wing running with ball dribbling every defender until he found Thabo Matsoele whose shot was saved by a goalkeeper,Maphelle went for a rebound a his shot went wide.
Incredibly, Liphakoe should have won it in the second half as Moeketsi Sephiri picked out Mats’oele in the six-yard box but Liphakoe’s number 1o’s shot went wide.
STAR MAN: THABO MATS’OELE
What a performance! and the star man never stopped going forward.
WHAT IT MEANS…
It’s too early to know the effect of two dropped points against Mahala!
Liphakoe’s fixture list doesn’t get any easier with a difficult test at home against rookies Lifofane on Sunday.
Chaba, Moena, Khalane,Ranthimo, Tumahole, Rammoneng, Manosa(Sephiri), Mats’oele, Rasekoai, Ntema(Ralenkoane),Mokoena(Thejane)
SUBS: Letseka, Thejane,Sele,Sephiri, Skosana,Maema, Ralenkoane