16 October 2018 – Ma-Indies Ladies set up an intriguing last two rounds of the Limpopo Sasol League title battle with First Touch Academy after taking all three points in a 1-0 win against the log leaders, First Touch on Saturday, 13 October.
MaIndies, needing a win to have any chance of still being in the title race, were a goal up inside the first 25 minutes and managed to keep their opponents at bay for the remainder of the game.
A host of missed chances in the second half by the visiting team, MaIndies, and a solid defence in front of keeper Theledi Monnye which made sure that she had a relatively off day between the sticks as MaIndies held on comfortably to seal their 24th victory in 26 games.
MaIndies are still in second place, two points behind First Touch and ten points ahead of third-placed Morning Stars with just two matches remaining.
The only goal of the game came on the 25th minute after a well-executed corner kick was poorly cleared by First Touch’s defence and fell kindly to the centre back Mmaseroka Letsoalo who then headed in from close range.
“Our plan was to score early and win the game during the first half and the team responded well to the instruction,” Isaiah Sehlapelo, MaIndies head coach, said.
“Funny enough we worked for more than an hour on corners during training because that was our weakness in the past games and we knew we could now score and defend them well after the team showed a lot of improvement,”
MaIndies are at home to University of Limpopo on Saturday, 20 October before concluding their 2018 campaign away to Sisters eight days later, while First Touch are left with two away games, they will meet Botlokwa Ladies this weekend before rounding off their season against the University of Limpopo.