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Returning strikers fail to shoot Rovers up the log

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For their troubles the Postmasburg team rose to the second spot on the rankings with an even number of points with the log leaders Kakamas Sundowns

The return to active duty of two United Rovers’ strikers failed dismally to help the club dig itself out of the bottom half of the Northern Cape log of the ABC Motsepe league despite assertions to that effect by club chairman Chris Appies last week as they went down 2-0 to Rasta Fa Eagles on Saturday.

Appies was referring to the return of Michael Mhlanga and Amogelang Majebe. At the start of the season, the team struggled to maintain its form in the third tier league during their absence.

At the weekend Rovers offered no resistance to the onslaught by Postmasburg’s Rasta Fa Eagles as they allowed two goals into their net.

Instead of sailing upwards as club chairman Appies predicted would be the case, Rovers instead relinquished their tiny grip on spot 13 and slid further downwards to 14th.

Mathematically they are second from bottom as the two teams below, namely Magareng Young Stars and Upington’s Khumalo Chiefs are even at seven points apiece. Rovers have eight points.

Despite Saturday’s setback, this is still an improvement on their position three games back. Then rovers had briefly touched the base of the provincial log before rising three rungs upwards only to be taken down by Rastas this weekend.

For their troubles the Postmasburg team rose to the second spot on the rankings with an even number of points with the log leaders Kakamas Sundowns.

ABC Motsepe League log

TeamPWDLGDPts

K Sundowns10622720

Rasta Fa Eagles10 622520

Hungry Lions95401519

NC Liverpool10613619

NC Pros105321918

Tornado105321018

Mainstay United10415-113

O Young Stars10334-112

Tsantsabane9333-112

Colville United10325-311

K. Juventus9315-410

Maruping United9243-1510

Kuruman Kicks10235-69

United Rovers10226-88Magareng Y Stars10145-87

Khumalo Chiefs10145-157