MATCH CENTRE

SUN 20 NOVEMBER 2016, 15:30, MAKHULONG STADIUM

0
VS
1

Highlands' winless run continues

by BackPageTXT

Sun November 20, 18:10

The Lions of the North saw their winless run in the league extended to seven matches as the Tembisa-based side slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Golden Arrows at the Makhulong Stadium on Sunday.

Danny Phiri scored the only goal of the game as Abafana Bes'thende climb up to second place on the log standings, Highlands' drop down to 14th.

Brandon Theron was the main protagonist for the hosts in the early exchanges with the midfielder running the show as the hosts went in search of an early goal; Mothobi Mvala notable sending his header attempt from a Theron free-kick inches wide.

Arrows, though, created chances of their own and after Wayde Jooste picked out Siyabonga Dube in the 29th minute, the latter could only manage to canon his shot into the legs of an opposing defender with the goal at his mercy.

Both teams stepped up the pressure in the second stanza, but with the final product seemingly missing - a goalless draw looked on the cards.

Phiri, though, would seal all three points for the visitors; beating the offside trap before lobbing the onrushing Tapuwa Kapini with five minutes of regulation time remaining.

Arrows' holding on for the win, as the Lions of the North slump to yet another defeat.

Highlands Park (0) 0
Golden Arrows (0) 1 (Phiri 85')

Highlands Park: Kapini; Koena (Mashumba 69'), Isaacs, Ngalo, Sibande - Khuboni, Zwane (Leonard 57'), Mvala, Theron - Sitayitayi

Golden Arrows: Mbaeva; Dube, Mathiane, Mzava, Jooste - Bilankulu, Phiri, Mahachi (Sibiya 75'), Fikizolo - Ntanga (Barrios 71'), Lamola (Cele 76')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MAKHULONG STADIUM
HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
26. Danny Phiri (85')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
33'
22
Defender
5
Defender
33
Defender
70'
28
Defender
2
Defender
14
Midfielder
2
Defender
20
Midfielder
69'
37
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
57'
35
Midfielder
85'
26
14
Midfielder
75'
46
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
71'
12
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
76'
41
SUBSTITUTIONS
Auguston Leonard
Defender
57'
24
Nduduzo Sibiya
Midfielder
75'
41
Charlton Mashumba
Midfielder
69'
12
Nkanyiso Cele
Midfielder
76'
17
CARDS
Eddie Zamuxolo Ngalo
Defender
33'
22
Musa Bilankulu
Defender
70'
28
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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