MATCH CENTRE

SAT 06 OCTOBER 2018, 20:15, MAKHULONG STADIUM

2
VS
1

Highlands roar past Chippa

by Bertin Basson

Sat October 06, 22:46

Highlands Park beat Chippa United 2-1 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Saturday evening to move up to seventh place on the log standings.

The Lions of the North opened the scoring in the 13th minute through Mothobi Mvala following a costly error from goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, who gifted the versatile midfielder with an easy finish after failing to hold onto the ball.

Highlands doubled their lead in the 65th minute of the match following a swift counter-attack down the right flank.

Lindokuhle Mbatha provided the finishing touches to a well worked move with a diving header, after being brilliantly picked out by Peter Shalulile who fired a pin-point cross into a dangerous area.

Chippa dominated proceedings in the closing exchanges with Highlands happy to sit back and defend their two goal lead.

Tlolane, though, made for a nervy finish in Tembisa as he pulled a goal back for the Port Elizabeth-based club in the 83rd minute following a neat one-two with Tercious Malepe.

But, despite throwing everything and the kitchen sink at the hosts defence in the ensuing minutes, Chippa failed to conjure a draw as they saw their unbeaten streak in the league come to an end.

Highlands Park (1) 2 (Mvala 13' Mbatha 65')

Chippa United (0) 1 (Tlolane 83')

Highlands Park: Kapini; Sibande, Msimango, Rae (Fransman 86'), Mokoena, Mofokeng, Mvala, Mbatha (Motlafi 67'), Nyembe, Sekola (Hoaseb 63'), Shalulile.

Chippa United: Akpeyi; Nthethe, Macheke, Nsabiyumva, Komane (Sangweni 72'), Malepe, Mayambela (Rakhale 60'), Gamildien (Manzini 68'), Tlolane, Klate, Lentjies.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MAKHULONG STADIUM
HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
14. Mothobi Mvala (13') 21. Tebogo Tlolane (83')
43. Lindokuhle Mbatha (66')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Defender
5
Defender
33
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
21
Defender
83'
21
Defender
26
Defender
0
Defender
24
Defender
30
Midfielder
66'
67'
43
Defender
4
Midfielder
13'
27'
14
Midfielder
72'
44
Midfielder
31
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
25'
23
Midfielder
29
Forward/Striker
63'
27
Midfielder
60'
11
Forward/Striker
38
Midfielder
68'
24
SUBSTITUTIONS
Denzil Hoaseb
Defender
63'
45
Thabo Rakhale
Midfielder
60'
25
Thabo Motlafi
Midfielder
67'
17
Rhulani Manzini
Forward/Striker
68'
16
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Midfielder
72'
21
CARDS
Spiwe Msimango
Midfielder
25'
23
Mothobi Mvala
Midfielder
27'
14
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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