MATCH CENTRE

SAT 18 FEBRUARY 2017, 18:00, MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM

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Highlands succumb to Chiefs in Durban

by BackPageTXT

Sat February 18, 19:58

Highlands Park suffered another Absa Premiership defeat when they lost their Absa Premiership tie 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday evening at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The defeat leaves Gordon Igesund's charges sitting at number 15 with 14 points from 18 rounds of league matches.

A first half goal through defender Lorenzo Gordinho ensured Amakhosi bagged their fifth consecutive league win.

The Soweto giants dominated the proceedings in the first 10 minutes of the match as they moved forward, but goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini was alert to collect a long range effort from Lucky Baloyi.

A minute later, a scramble in the box saw Bernard Parker's close range shot going wide after a clever back heel from Simphiwe Tshabalala.

In the 16th minute, Peter Shalulile's acrobatic effort also went wide as he tried to beat Chiefs keeper, Itumeleng Khune from his near post.

Although they spent more time in the Lions of the North's half, Steve Komphela's men failed to hit the target as Joseph Molangoane's shot went wide in the 34th minute.

However, six minutes later, Gordinho broke the deadlock with a fine header when he received a flick on from Ramahlwe Mphahlele resulting from Tshabalala's corner kick.

It was 1-0 at half time.

Amakhosi piled pressure on their visitors in the second half and were nearly rewarded with a penalty when Willard Katsande was downed in the penalty area after an hour, but the referee called for a goal kick.

Igesund's charges fought back in the 66th minute when Khethukuthula Zwane unleashed a powerful shot which Khune punched back into action and his defence cleared the danger.

With 12 minutes to go, Amakhosi continued to search for their second goal and Lucky Baloyi was denied twice by Highlands defence manned by Zamuxolo Ngalo after a brilliant pass from the right flank by Mphahlele.

Two minutes later, Charlton Mashumba received a brilliant pass on the edge of the box and the Zimbabwean drove a long range shot, but Khune was alert to collect it.

The visitors combined in Chiefs half in the last two minutes when Surprise Moriri laid the ball for Edwin Sitayitayi whose disappointing final attempt hit the side of the net.

In the wake of the victory, Amakhosi sit on top of the log table with 33 points from 18 league matches so far.

Kaizer Chiefs: (1) (Gordinho 39')
Highlands Park: (0)

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Mphahlele, Gordinho, Cardoso, Masilela, Katsande, Baloyi, Molangoane (Lebese 83'), Chirambadare (Ekstein 57'), Tshabalala, Parker (Paez 69')

Highlands Park: Kapini, Oluwafeni, Katjiukua, Nhlapho, Ngalo, Koena, Mvala, Shalulile (Sitayitayi 73'), Cale (Zwane 59'), Mashumba, Mbatha (Moriri 45')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS
26. Lorenzo Joao Gordinho (39')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
4
Defender
59'
39
Defender
39'
90'
26
22
Defender
35
Defender
19
2
Midfielder
17
Defender
24
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
57'
11
Midfielder
58'
42
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
37
Midfielder
31
Midfielder
45'
43
Forward/Striker
52'
69'
25
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
83'
23
Midfielder
73'
38
SUBSTITUTIONS
Hendrick Ekstein
Midfielder
57'
27
Surprise Moriri
Midfielder
45'
8
Gustavo Paez
Forward/Striker
69'
28
Khethukuthula Zwane
Midfielder
58'
35
George Lebese
Midfielder
83'
17
Edwin Sitayitayi
Forward/Striker
73'
25
CARDS
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
52'
25
Chris Katjiukua
Defender
59'
39
Lorenzo Joao Gordinho
Defender
90'
26
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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