Sunday, September 25, 2022

Notwane in sixth draw

Notwane football club registered their sixth draw of the season on Friday after holding high riding Mochudi Centre Chiefs to a two all draw. The draw did little to ease relegation worries from Notwane as they are still rooted at the bottom of the league. The draw for Centre Chiefs on the other hand was a huge blow because their road of catching log leaders Township Rollers is now getting longer. Dirang and Kekaetswe ‘Mara’ Moloi netted for Centre Chiefs while Keoagetse ‘Barnes’ Radipotsane scored a brace for Notwane.

In earnest Centre Chiefs have no one else to blame, but themselves because they could have buried Notwane with an avalanche of goals had they utilized most of the chances that came their way especially in the first half. Centre Chiefs even went to an extent of missing a penalty. Centre Chiefs took the lead 15 minutes before half time after Notwane defence failed to contain Dirang who then easily cut through and beat flamboyant, Botlhe Moralo. After half it was Centre Chiefs who were calling the shots and dictating terms of play but they were wasteful.

Seventeen minutes before full time Galabgwe Moyana’s excellent pass found Radipotsane’s header in the box and wasted no chance bringing his side into the match sending Notwane supporters into frenzy celebrations that would be halted five minutes later. Notwane conceded a penalty after Dirang was brought down inside the box. Tshepho Motlhabankwe stepped in only to place the ball the wrong way. While Notwane supporters were celebrating for the missed penalty Kekaetswe silenced them with a beautiful goal. He cut on the right hand flank and placed looping shot that did not give Notwane goalkeeper, Botlhe Moralo a chance.

Magosi then sang high knowing that a win was within their grasp but it was not to be deep into the injury time when Radipotsane sliced through impregnable Centre Chiefs defence and gave Notwane goalie, Mompoloki Sephekolo no chance after a powerful shot. Of the nine matches, Notwane played, they are yet to register a victory something that is worrisome. If they cannot pull up their socks, they might find themselves in the First Division next season.


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