Highlands out to boost survival hopes

Highlands out to boost survival hopes
Franklin Cale of highlands Park during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 game between Highlands Park and Bloemfontein Celtic at Makhulong Stadium, Tembisa on 30 November 2016 © Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Mar 17, 2017. 11:56

Highlands Park will look to further boost their battle against Absa Premiership relegation when they host Maritzburg United at Makhulong Stadium on 19 March 2017, kick-off at 15h30.

Highlands claimed their first away win of the season when they defeated Free State Stars 1-0 on March 5.

The Tembisa-based side has claimed 11 points from 10 home matches this season.

The Lions of the North are placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with 17 points from 20 matches.

Maritzburg have lost three of their last four league matches after going down 1-0 at Golden Arrows on March 4.

The KwaZulu-Natal side has claimed 12 points from 10 away matches this season.

The Team of Choice is placed 10th on the Absa Premiership log with 23 points from 20 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Highlands and Maritzburg have met in just one previous top flight match.

That encounter took place earlier this season, with the teams playing to a 1-1 draw in KwaZulu-Natal.

Highlands’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Stars: Kapini, Theron, Ngalo, Sibande, Mvala, Katjiukua, Nhlapo (Rae 46’), Khwela (Khuboni 76’), Shalulile, Moriri, Mashumba (Ramolesa 64’).

Maritzburg’s line-up from their 1-0 loss to Arrows: Vries, Mngonyama, Fransman, Moon (Saal 67'), Onyango, Ndlovu, Maboe (Lentjies 72'), Wieldiech (Mokate 57'), Mekoa, Shandu, Rusike.

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