PSL

Highlands' winless run continues

2016-11-20 18:02
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Lions of the North saw their winless run in the league extended to seven matches as the Tembisa-based side slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Golden Arrows at the Makhulong Stadium on Sunday. 

Danny Phiri scored the only goal of the game as Abafana Bes'thende climb up to second place on the log standings, Highlands' drop down to 14th. 

Brandon Theron was the main protagonist for the hosts in the early exchanges with the midfielder running the show as the hosts went in search of an early goal; Mothobi Mvala notable sending his header attempt from a Theron free-kick inches wide. 

Arrows, though, created chances of their own and after Wayde Jooste picked out Siyabonga Dube in the 29th minute, the latter could only manage to canon his shot into the legs of an opposing defender with the goal at his mercy. 

Both teams stepped up the pressure in the second stanza, but with the final product seemingly missing -  a goalless draw looked on the cards. 

Phiri, though, would seal all three points for the visitors; beating the offside trap before lobbing the onrushing Tapuwa Kapini with five minutes of regulation time remaining. 

Arrows' holding on for the win, as the Lions of the North slump to yet another defeat. 

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