Highlands Park urged to forget 'Downs walloping

2016-11-28 13:57
Surprise Moriri (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Highlands Park midfielder Surprise Moriri has urged his side to forget about the 5-0 thrashing against Mamelodi Sundowns and focus on moving away from the relegation zone.

The Lions of the North were thoroughly outclassed by the reigning Premiership champions when goals by Percy Tau, Anthony Laffor, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Themba Zwane and an own-goal from Rudi Isaacs condemned the newly-promoted outfit to their ninth consecutive league game without victory.

"We had to acknowledge that we were playing against a good team, with good quality, and they were too good on the park," the 36-year-old told SuperSport.

"We have to forget about what happened and concentrate on our next game against Bloemfontein Celtic, as we can't change anything.

"The team is a down on the log, and we have to fight - we have to fight for our lives because we need to collect points as early as possible," said Moriri.

"We don't want to find ourselves down there in the second round. So it's very important to pick up points in the next couple of games - very, very important.

"I hope to come in here, encourage the guys and play my role, as I'm here to play and help the team - that's very important," he concluded.

Gordon Igesund's side languish in 14th position in the latest standings, having collected just seven points from a possible 30.

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