It was a 12-goal thriller at the AstroTurf in Galeshewe on Sunday in the Sol Plaatje Premier League.
Rainbow Stars had a solid 7-5 win over Ritchie All Stars in a 12-goal thriller at the AstroTurf in Galeshewe on Sunday in the Sol Plaatje Premier League.
The half-time score was 5-2 in favour of the hosts. Surprisingly the first goal of this match came right at the opening minute when Ritchie All Stars’ Rickus Wolf swooped on Rainbow Stars’ goalline.
Upon collecting a pass, Wolf sprinted forward and unleashed a low shot that found the home team’s goalkeeper still cold (1-0). Just 10 minutes later the All Stars goalkeeper spilled the ball and Ashley Don pounced to make matters even (1-1).
Rainbow Stars later fired in three quick goals through their talisman Daddy Mokasa whose hattrick put the hosts in front (4-1). On the half-hour mark Ritchie’s prowling Wolf was back in business again when he pushed through for his second helping on the day bringing the score to 4-2.
The home team pulled further ahead on the edge of the break via a goal scored by Gosiame Ramohari (5-2). The side’s Limpopo import, former National First Division player from Tshakuma Stars Mushadu Khutsadso, added his own to the team tally for their sixth (6-2) with Mokasa securing his brace (7-2).
The visitors, however, were far from down and out and they came back to bang in three goals in quick succession via a brace from Galwan van der Horst and a strike by Johannes Khomo to leave the scoreline a thrilling 7-5 at the final whistle.
In another high scoring encounter in the same Premier League on Sunday, Sol Plaatje University slammed nine goals past the goalkeeper of Sundowns Spurs at the Galeshewe Stadium.
Meanwhile, back at the AstroTurf on Saturday, Rainbow Stars won 4-2 against Bush Bucks and greatly improved their log standing in the local league.
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Diamond Footballers 2-0 NC Celtics
Meteors 4-2 XI Experience
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KEW 5-1 Galeshewe
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Sol Plaatje University 2-0 Ritchie All Stars
Galeshewe 2-0 Roots