Township Rollers Women Maintain Unbeaten Run

| May 4, 2015

Township Rollers women’s team continued its unbeaten run in the women’s super league over the week-end after registering two convincing wins in two successive games in Gaborone.

On May 1, Township Rollers women managed to beat relegation bound Mexican Girls 3-0. The team continued their feat on Saturday when they taught ‘stubborn’ Meat Girls some football lessons by clobbering them 4-0.

The results meant that out of 19 games Popa girls played, they won 17, drew two and were yet to lose a game. They are sitting comfortably at the top with 53 points. On position two is Double Action with 46 points from 15 victories and one draw they lost only three games.

However, in the game against Mexican Girls, Rollers came with guns blazing as they showed their intension to wrap up the game in the first half, but were met with g resistance from the Mexican Girls who had ‘parked a bus’ at the back to deny Rollers easy penetration.

As the game progressed, Rollers managed to halt Mexican Girls’ game plan as they managed to crack the seemingly g defence to get more room to maneuver and dictate terms they got their first goal on the 22nd minute through Amogelang Moagi.

However, the Mexican Girls did not take that lightly as they tried very hard to retaliate and would have equalised on the 32nd minute were it not for Keitumetse Dithebe’s lack of composure after doing all the dirty work.

Just two minutes before recess Township Rollers were awarded a free kick which was taken by Gosego Lekoko who unleashed a scorcher outside the centre and beat Mexican Girls keeper hands down to make it 2-0.

After break the Mexican Girls appeared to have come rejuvenated as they enjoyed ball possession and put more pressure on Rollers’ deference, however, on the 70th minute Bame Ngenda increased their woes by scoring a beauty making it 3-0 to put the game beyond their opponents’ reach.

Nevertheless, the Mexican Girls never lost hope as they continued to pile pressure on Rollers and on the 78th minute they won a penalty which was put to waste by Wadza Timothy who shot wide.

Mexican Girls coach, Oaitse Moeti said he was disappointed that her girls failed to convert two penalties, which could have changed the whole complexion of the game.

He said he realized that his players went to the penalty spot casually, something which will be rectified at training.

“Our game plan was to defend so that we did not concede more goals because the last time we met Rollers they humiliated us 9-0 therefore generally I will say they played well,” he said.

The winning coach Gaolethoo Nkutlwisang said she had expected her side to score an avalanche of goals, but they were let down by the size of the pitch, given that her team likes to run and knock the ball about.

She said the Mexican Girls had a good game plan because they denied her midfield to control the ball, adding that she managed to tell her girls to take it easy hence they managed to control and dictate terms to their opponent in the last 15 minutes of the game.

In other games played on Friday, Double Action had a field day by clobbering relegation bound Vicomates 9-0 in a game played at Bosele Primary School.

At Prison grounds, Big Sisters lost 4-0 against Prison, Kanye Swallows beat UB Kicks 1-0, Meat Girls managed to force a win against Makufa by beating them 3-2, while South East Girls and Untouchables played to a goalless draw.

On Saturday (May 2) Big sister and Kanye Swallows played to a two all draw, UB Kicks won 1-0 against Mexican Girls, Vicomates continued to dig their grave to relegation after they suffered a 4-2 defeat against South East Girls, Untouchable and Makufa played to a one-all-draw, while the game between Double action and Prison was not played due to the non-availability of referees.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Human Rights

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