MATCH CENTRE

WED 21 SEPTEMBER 2016, 19:30, MAKHULONG STADIUM

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Highlands Park suffer first defeat in Makhulong

by BackPageTXT

Wed September 21, 23:00

Highlands Park suffered a first defeat in their 2016/17 Absa Premiership campaign after losing 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs at Makhulong Stadium on Wednesday night.

Amakhosi scored the goal in the second stanza through a penalty from George Lebese. In the wake of the defeat, the Lions of the North now sit at number 10 with three points from their win over Baroka FC last week.

Good attacking football was displayed by both sides in the first 10 minutes and winger Franklin Cale was set free in the box from a cross on the right, but his shot went straight to goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

Amakhosi displayed good touches in the middle of the park moving forward and were rewarded with a free kick, but keeper Tapuwa Kapini punched away Lebese's delivery in the 18th minute.

Towards the 30th minute, Collins Mbesuma received a pin point cross from Cale down the left flank, the Zambian rose well above Sibusiso Khumalo only to see his header over the crossbar.

Khune and Kapini made all the difference in the match as Khune collected another fine set piece from Cale with four minutes to go to the interval.

The visitors enjoyed ball possession upon their return from the tunnel and they were awarded a set piece in the 52nd minute which failed to yield a good result.

Chiefs continued their dominance and Auguston Leonard unfairly challenged William Twala in the box, the referee gave a penalty in the 64th minute.

Lebese took it and the left footed winger converted from the spot to hand Chiefs the deserved lead a minute later.

With six minutes to go, substitute Brandon Theron found himself in a good position following a long clearance from Kapini only to see his attempt straight into Khune's hands.

In the final minutes of the match, Khune denied Charlton Mashumba from a well taken set piece after he handled the ball out of the box as they claimed their first victory.

The win takes Steve Komphela's men to the sixth spot on the log table with four points from three matches.

Highlands Park 0
Kaizer Chiefs (0) 1 (Lebese 65’ pen)

Highlands Park FC: Kapini, Leonard, Mbara, Ngalo, Cale (Zwane 70'), Khuboni, Mashumba, Garcia (Theron 71'), Khwela, Ledwaba, Mbesuma (Mvala 78')

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Khumalo, Manqele (Katsvairo 53'), Mphahlele, Mathoho, Gordinho, Maluleka, Twala (Parker 75'), Ekstein, Lebese (Tshabalala 72'), Katsande

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MAKHULONG STADIUM
HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
17. George Lebese (65')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 3
HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
6
Defender
3
Defender
64'
24
Defender
40'
26
22
2
Midfielder
12
Defender
3
Midfielder
52'
70'
42
Midfielder
65'
72'
17
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
80'
27
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
31
Forward/Striker
78'
9
Midfielder
75'
7
Forward/Striker
53'
22
SUBSTITUTIONS
Khethukuthula Zwane
Midfielder
70'
35
Michelle Katsvairo
Midfielder
53'
8
Brandon Theron
Midfielder
71'
2
Siphiwe Tshabalala
Midfielder
72'
14
Khethukuthula Zwane
Midfielder
71'
35
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
75'
25
CARDS
Franklin Cale
Midfielder
52'
42
Lorenzo Joao Gordinho
Defender
40'
26
Auguston Leonard
Defender
64'
24
Hendrick Ekstein
Midfielder
80'
27
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
90'
25
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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