MATCH CENTRE

SAT 25 FEBRUARY 2017, 20:15, MAKHULONG STADIUM

0
VS
1

SuperSport beat Highlands to go top of PSL log

by BackPageTXT

Sat February 25, 22:24

SuperSport United edged out Highlands Park 1-0 in an Absa Premiership game at the Makhulong Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday night.

As a result Matsatsantsa climbed up to the top of the league standings, while the Lions of the North stay 15th on the table.

Highlands goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini was the busier of the two shot-stoppers in the opening stages of the game denying Jeremy Brockie and Thabo Mnyamane.

However, Kapini was beaten in the 22nd minute when Mnyamane set-up Dean Furman, who made no mistake, as he made it 1-0 to SuperSport.

Matsatsantsa managed to contain the Lions of the North until the match referee blew the half-time whistle and SuperSport were leading 1-0 at the interval.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane tried to double SuperSport's lead 10 minutes after the restart, but Kapini produced a fine save to deny the hardworking midfielder.

The momentum was with Matsatsantsa and Mandla Masango should have scored in the 86th minute, but somehow he failed to hit the target.

Nevertheless, SuperSport were able to hold onto their slender lead in the remaining minutes of the game and they won 1-0 on the night.

Highlands (0) 0
SuperSport (1) 1 (Furman 22')

Highlands: Kapini, Oluwafeni, Katjiukua, Nhlapho, Ngalo , Koena, Mvala, Shalulile (Theron 77'), Cale (Zwane 45') Mashumaba, Moriri (Sitayitayi 61').

SuperSport: Pieterse, Boxall, Daniels, Gould, Bhasera, Furman, Letsholonyane, Masango, Mnyamane, Brockie, Nkhatha (Phala 45').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MAKHULONG STADIUM
HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
8. Dean Furman (22')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
39
Defender
20
22
Defender
5
Defender
19
Defender
29
Midfielder
17
Defender
24
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
22'
8
Midfielder
45'
42
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
37
Midfielder
80'
6
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
88'
11
Midfielder
81'
38
Forward/Striker
45'
10
Midfielder
61'
8
Forward/Striker
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Khethukuthula Zwane
Midfielder
45'
35
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
45'
13
Edwin Sitayitayi
Forward/Striker
61'
25
Brandon Theron
Midfielder
81'
2
CARDS
Reneilwe Letsholonyane
Midfielder
80'
6
Jeremy Brockie
Forward/Striker
88'
11
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
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