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Rovers out to regain top spot

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During their last match Rovers had not fielded ace midfielder and playmaker Rowen Fredericks from the get go and paid the price.

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De Aar’s United Rovers return to the AR Abass Stadium on Saturday afternoon to tackle NC Liverpool in what could turn out to be a bitter fight for the top spot on the ABC Motsepe inland stream log which the two have held interchangeably this season.

For Rovers the fight for a win this weekend is much more urgent as the club’s prestige and record over the many seasons is at stake. Rovers are the team in the spotlight as they have held the top spot of the inland stream for longer periods this season than any other club, including Liverpool.

Rovers also have the unequalled record of having qualified three times for the prestigious Nedbank Cup competition. The team from De Aar were last in Kimberley over a fortnight ago when they played to a 1-all draw against Colville United. Because of that draw coupled with a favourable result for Liverpool against Kuruman Kicks that same weekend, Rovers were leap-frogged by Liverpool.

Paid the price

During their last match Rovers had not fielded ace midfielder and playmaker Rowen Fredericks from the get go and paid the price.

Fredericks was brought on midway through the second half, and provided the necessary assistment for the late equaliser that secured his team one point.

For their part Liverpool are a steady team that also boasts a better than average managerial backing. They are the only team among Safa’s third division ranks that own their own team bus and where players do not have to pay for most of their kit requirements.

Liverpool manager Vuyisile Ngo spoke to the DFA yesterday and said that they were hoping for the win.

“We look forward to a favourable result against Rovers,” he said.

And this is more than wishful thinking as the club has, as in previous seasons, almost completely overhauled their squad by signing on eight new players at the beginning of the season.

Saturday’s match will be played at the Kimberley Boys High school grounds at 3pm.