MATCH CENTRE

TUE 25 APRIL 2017, 19:30, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

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Mothobi Mvala rescues point for relegation threatened Highlands Park

by Brian Lee

Tue April 25, 21:54

Mothobi Mvala scored in the dying minutes of the Absa Premiership match to secure a 1-1 draw for Highlands Park against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Tuesday night.

Despite claiming a point from the game Highlands are still in real danger of being relegated this season. Currently they occupy 15th spot on the standings with 22 points from 25 games, only point ahead of Baroka FC who are in action on Wednesday night.

Celtic are not much better off as the result sees them into in 13th place on the table with 24 points from 24 games, only two points clear of the relegation zone.

Chances on goal were few and far between early on with the first attempt on goal coming in the 21st minute when Ayanda Dlamini fired a long range shot wide of the Highlands goal.

Ten minutes later Highlands created an opportunity of their own in front of goal, but Zamuxolo Ngalo’s long range effort also went wide of the target.

Neither side could break the deadlock before the half time break – both teams responsible for swunadering possession in the final third with poor decision making.

The start of the second half saw Celtic applying the pressure as they pushed forward and they were rewarded just before the hour mark when Musa Nyatama found the back of the net after a clinical finish, 1-0.

Celtic controlled the majority of the possession after taking the lead and looked to be heading to victory, but Mothobi Mvala had other ideas.

The Highlands player produced a good run to get onto the end of a pass from Fikru Lemessa and fired home to level matters in the dying minutes of the match.

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 1 (Nyatama 58’)
Highlands Park (0) 1 (Mvala 90’)

Teams

Celtic: Tignyemb, Nyatama, Maruping, Ndengane, Lakay (Razak 86’), Dube, Letlabika (Rikhotso 46’), Mahlasela, Hotto, Phalane, Dlamini (Mvula 72’).

Highlands Park: Kapini, Oluwafemi, Ngalo, Nhlapho, Katjiukua, Mvala, Moriri, Mbatha, Cale (Theron 59’), Khuboni (Mashumba 71’), Shalulile (Lemessa 80’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS
4. Musa Nyatama (58') 22. Eddie Zamuxolo Ngalo (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
72'
43
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
39
Defender
46'
5
Defender
89'
90'
22
Midfielder
27
Defender
44'
19
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
59'
42
Midfielder
32'
8
Midfielder
43
Midfielder
86'
7
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
55'
80'
38
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
58'
4
Midfielder
71'
5
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tshepo Mbhazima Rikhotso
Defender
46'
22
Brandon Theron
Midfielder
59'
2
Moeketsi Mvula
Forward/Striker
72'
28
Charlton Mashumba
Midfielder
71'
12
Fiston Razak Abdul
Forward/Striker
86'
21
Fikru Lemessa Tefera
Forward/Striker
80'
31
CARDS
Lantshene Phalane
Midfielder
32'
8
Siyabonga Nhlapo
Defender
44'
19
Peter Shalulile
Midfielder
55'
38
Eddie Zamuxolo Ngalo
Defender
89'
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
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