MATCH CENTRE

SAT 09 MARCH 2019, 15:30, MAKHULONG STADIUM

2
VS
1

Highlands Park add to Baroka FC's woes

by Staff Reporter

Sat March 09, 17:30

Highlands Park beat Baroka FC 2-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Makhulong Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

As a result, the Lions of the North and Bakgaga remained ninth, and 13th respectively on the league table.

The Lions of the North came very close to grabbing an early goal through hard-working midfielder Ryan Rae.

The 27-year-old player's effort was saved on the goal-line by Baroka goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze 10 minutes into the game.

The hosts were left to rue that miss as Bakgaga broke the deadlock through their inspirational captain Mduduzi Mdantsane.

Orebotse Mongae's free-kick was headed home by Mdantsane to make it 1-0 to Baroka -beating keeper Marlo Heugh in the 16th minute.

The hosts then took control of the match Mothobi Mvala working hard in the middle of the park.

Highlands Park managed to restore parity when an unmarked Sello Motsepe headed past Chipezeze to make it 1-1 on the stroke of half-time.

The two teams were locked at 1-1 at the interval.

The Lions of the North took the lead for the first time seven minutes into the second half and it was Mvala, who scored.

The attacking midfielder netted with a header from Sabelo Nyembe's cross to make it 2-1 to Highlands Park.

Baroka coach Wedson Nyirenda responded by pulling out Siyabonga Vilane and he introduced Jemondre Dickens.

The promising attacker had an opportunity to make an immediate impact just after the hour-mark, but he hit the side-netting.

Both teams launched attacks in the closing stages of the match as they searched for a late goal.

Heugh had to make a magnificent save to deny Goodman Mosele to ensure that Highlands Park secured a 2-1 win over Baroka.

Highlands (1) 2 (Motsepe 45', Mvala 52')
Baroka (1) 1 (Mdantsane 16')

Highlands: Heugh, Fransman, Ramoraka, Mokoena, Motsepe, Rae, Mvala, Mogaila (Haoseb 83'), Mahlangu, Nyembe (Bunting 90'+2), Ndoro (Mbatha 60').

Baroka: Chipezeze, Kgoetyane, Gebhardt, Mongae (Makgaka 62'), Sibiya, Patjie, Mosele, Madigoe, Mdantsane (Mabeba 67'), Semenya, Vilane (Dickens 55').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MAKHULONG STADIUM
HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
34. Sello Motsepe (45') 53. Mduduzi Mdatsane (16')
14. Mothobi Mvala (52')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Coach
62'
0
Defender
5
Defender
0
Defender
20
Defender
2
Defender
21
Defender
36
Defender
24
Midfielder
0
Defender
45'
34
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
83'
0
Midfielder
16'
67'
53
Midfielder
52'
14
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
90 + 2'
31
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
40
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
60'
7
Forward/Striker
55'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lindokuhle Mbatha
Midfielder
60'
43
Jemondre Dickens
Midfielder
55'
28
Denzil Hoaseb
Defender
83'
45
Collins Makgaka
Midfielder
62'
10
Yusuf Bunting
Forward/Striker
90 + 2'
39
Matome Mabeba
Midfielder
67'
13
CARDS
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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