REHOBOTH, 16 JUL – Rush Ups Football Club (FC) from Lüderitz were on Sunday crowned the winners of the ||Kharas Second Division Coastal Stream after beating Men United 4-1 in the last game of the season.
Rush Ups will confront Inland Stream winners Dates Eleven in the regional play-off match to determine the team to qualify for the Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) promotion play-offs.
Rush Ups coach, Fannie Klaaste told Nampa on Monday the team has been working hard during the off-season and made winning the ||Kharas Second Division their ultimate aim.
“We have been well prepared as we participated in off-season tournaments across Hardap and our region. We decided at the start of the campaign to win the league and go on and play in the SSFD and we are 80 per cent to achieving our goal,” Klaaste said.
He said they will use the break to prepare for the regional play-off against Dates Eleven.
“We have a psychological advantage over Dates Eleven as we have won two of the three matches we played. It will not be an easy match, but I think we can do it.”
In other Coastal Stream matches played on Sunday, Atlantic Stars lost 2-1 at home to Oranjemund FC in Lüderitz, while Youngsters defeated Mountain Rangers 3-1 at the same venue.
In Aus, Aus United and Diamond City played to a 1-all stalemate.
Rush Ups ended first with 40 points, followed by Youngsters also with 40 points, but with an inferior goal difference.
Third place went to Atlanta Bucks with 38 points, Mountain Rangers in fourth with 36 points followed by Oranjemund in fifth with 35 points and Novanam in sixth position with 28 points.
Seventh spot went to Diamond City with 17 points, Men United in eighth with 8 points, Atlantic Stars and Aus United in ninth and tenth, also with 8 points.
A total of 412 goals were scored with Diamond City scoring more goals (56). Aus United could only muster 12 goals, while Atlantic Stars conceded the most goals (67).
The meanest defence in the league went to Atlanta Bucks, only conceding 16 goals in 18 matches.
Atlantic Stars and Aus United shared the most losses (14), while Rush Ups and Youngsters won more games (13).
Mountain Rangers drew more games (3), with Rush Ups, Youngsters and Novanam drawing one game each.