Monday, September 25, 2023

Winners and losers from the DFDSL and DFDNL weekend

By Godfrey Mowaneng

Who performed well and who left much to be desired with eyes on them in the Debswana First Division South League and Debswana First Division North League? Well the third round of games were as eventful as ever with fantastic compositions and some jaw-dropping reactions.

Mochudi Rovers toppled Matebejane from top of the table in the third round of the season, dropping the barracks boys to fourth spot on the log table.

Since the start of the season, Rovers, Black Peril, Broadhurst United and Uniao Flamengo Santos remain the only unbeaten clubs. While Santos and United drew in two of their matches, Rovers and Peril collected maximum points in two matches and a single draw. After an excellent start this season pocketing six points, Matebejane were humbled by Broadhurst United by a solitary goal.

Leading the pack with seven points, Rovers brushed aside struggling Red Sparks with a four nil win deepening Red Sparks’ troubles as they are rooted at the bottom of the table with a single point after losing two of their matches and securing a single draw. Second placed in the log table, Black Peril kept their good run as they grabbed a share of the spoils in a nil all draw with Santos. The goalless draw cemented Santos on the fifth spot on the table with five points.

Giants Mogoditshane Fighters are yet to find their footing having failed to win a single match this season. After losing two matches, the former premiership club settled for a draw against Modipane United leaving the club in the eleventh spot on the log table while Modipane United remains on the eighth spot with four points.

In a rookies match, seventh placed Jwaneng Fighters secured maximum points beating tenth placed Blue Stars 2-1 while Gilport Lions also collected maximum points after a 3-1 thrashing over Black Rangers. Gilport Lions are sitting on the third spot with six points while Black Rangers are placed ninth with two points.

Meanwhile, Francistown giant Tafic FC is leading the pack in the Debswana First Division North League (DFDNL). Tafic collected seven points in three matches followed by Selibe Phikwe Nico United after collecting seven points in three outings. Third and fourth placed Morupule Wanderers and Green Lovers have both collected six points in three matches.


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