Gilport get first league goal

| September 10, 2015

Despite registering their first ever goal of the beMOBILE premiership, Gilport Lions went on to lose heavily to red hot Police XI at the Molepolole Sports Complex on Wednesday (September 9) night.

In a game that produced three goals and a red card within six minutes of kick-off, the Jungle Kings took advantage of Extension Gunners’ slip the previous night as they hit the back of the net under 30 seconds of the whistle through Kawashu Makai.

Makai tipped home after Gilport goalkeeper, Moatlhodi Ndana had parried a shot from Phenyo Molefe. However, Gilport cut Police XI’s celebrations short as they won a penalty soon after. Unobatsho Mbaiwa stepped forward to give Gilport the goal they had been hunting for ever since the league started.

Gilport, however, had little time to savour the moment as disaster struck a minute later when their defender, Bonang Monyatsi was red carded after fouling Makai when he was clear on goal.

Monyatsi only had himself to blame for his dismissal as he failed to clear the ball in time before Makai pounced ran towards the goal posts, resulting in the defender fouling him.

Makai rose to slot the resultant penalty past Ndana. In the 25th minute, long time Police XI servant, Betsho Pius stretched the game further when he scored after a good move from the midfield, before Makai wrapped up the goal feast when he completed his hat-trick from a free-kick in the 33rd minute.

The second half was a complete contrast from the first stanza as it ran dry of goals until the last whistle with the game at 4-1 in favour of Police XI.

In the post-match interview, the Jungle Kings coach, Junior Lotlaamoreng indicated concern on their lack of sharpness upfront, despite scoring a decent number of goals.

“Someone may think that we deserve praises for all these goals, but I am a bit concerned because we missed a number of good and obvious chances, we should have scored more than we did. We however relish the moment as we now top the league,” he said.

“We know Gunners lost, but we deserve to be at the top nonetheless because we have been playing well and working hard, so we should be credited rather than being viewed to have taken advantage of Gunners’ slip,” he said.

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