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Happy with points’ but Stars’ coach wants to compete

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The De Aar side have been hogging the top spot of their new association since the first match of the season

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William Pescod Athletic dished out soft points to Magareng Young Stars on Sunday as the Kimberley club, for the first time in their 43-year history, failed to field a full squad for a match. The ABC Motsepe League fixture was scheduled to be played at the Galeshewe Stadium.

Pescod coach Arlon Wilson pitched up at the stadium with only five players in his entourage. Young Stars were already at pitch side warming up and ready to fight it out against Pescod for an improved log spot.

The match referee duly inspected the visiting players’ cards right there on the sidelines and, without rolling a ball, summarily awarded the match points to the Warrenton side. The visitors went back to the dressing room to change into their civvies, and yet their manager Desi Moroka was far from happy with the situation and quietly expressed his unhappiness at the turn of events.

Moroka said that for him it was not so much about the free match points, but to actually get his boys to “kick a ball against worthy opponents.” Moroka said he would have preferred to gain the match points via actual play on the pitch instead of via a referee’s decision.

The Warrenton side this coming weekend will travel to De Aar to meet that town’s finest, and rookies to the league, United Rovers. The De Aar side have been hogging the top spot of their new association since the first match of the season.

Rovers have 23 points from 10 games while Young Stars are some way behind in second place on the log with 18 points but with two games in hand. Pescod for their part, are scheduled to play against bottom of the log team Young Pirates on the same weekend at a venue still to be confirmed.

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