MATCH CENTRE

TUE 13 SEPTEMBER 2016, 19:30, MAKHULONG STADIUM

2
VS
1

Highlands Park down Baroka in Tembisa

by BackPageTXT

Tue September 13, 21:36

Highlands Park’s first Absa Premiership match ended in victory, as they defeated Baroka FC 2-1 at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Tuesday night.

The Lions of the North were indebted to goal scorers Collins Mbesuma and Charlton Mashumba – as well as goalkeeper Tapuwa, who saved two of the three penalties Baroka were awarded through the course of the match.

The main story of the first half was two penalties awarded to Baroka: the first was converted by Marshall Munetsi to give the Limpopo side an eighth minute lead, while the second shortly before half time was well saved by Highlands goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini.

In between, Collins Mbesuma netted for a seventh different club in his PSL career to make the score 1-1. The Zambian converted from Franklin Cale’s free kick on the half hour mark for his first Highlands goal – he has also scored for Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, Moroka Swallows, Golden Arrows, Orlando Pirates and Black Aces in South Africa’s top flight.

Ten minutes into the second half the Lions of the North claimed the lead for the first time in a PSL match, with former Jomo Cosmos forward Charlton Mashumba converting from another Cale assist to make it 2-1 to the hosts.

Baroka responded by sending on all three substitutes within a quarter hour of going behind and they won a third penalty with 20 minutes of regulation time remaining. Shaku Olakeng took on the responsibility of the spot kick, but Kapini once again pulled off a fine save.

Highlands Park (1) 2 (Mbesuma 31’, Mashumba 56’)
Baroka FC (1) 1 (Munetsi 8’ pen)

Highlands: T. Kapini, A. Leonard, E. Ngalo (B. Theron 90’), A. Mbara, S. Ledwaba , S. Khwela, T. Khuboni, J. Garcia, F. Cale, C. Mashumba (M. Mvala 83’), C. Mbesuma (E. Sitayitayi 90+3’)

Baroka: O. Masuluke, N. Ravhulali, M. Munetsi, S. Olaleng, S. Rethabile (C. Dube 61’), M. Mothupa, M. Zikalala, S. Moeti (T. Matete 71’), C. Makgaka (K. Nkoana 61’), M. Mahasha, R. Matloga

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MAKHULONG STADIUM
HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
9. Collins Mbesuma (31') 25. Marshall Munetsi (8')
12. Charlton Mashumba (56')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
6
Defender
3
Defender
24
Defender
15
Defender
41'
90'
22
5
Midfielder
56'
83'
12
Defender
6
Midfielder
42
Midfielder
61'
10
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
44
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8'
25
Midfielder
5
Forward/Striker
31'
90 + 3'
9
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
71'
21
Midfielder
61'
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mothobi Mvala
Midfielder
83'
14
Khunadi Nkoana
Midfielder
61'
33
Edwin Sitayitayi
Forward/Striker
90 + 3'
25
Brandon Theron
Midfielder
90'
2
CARDS
Eddie Zamuxolo Ngalo
Defender
41'
22
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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