Absa Premiership

First away win for 10-man Highlands Park

2018-12-17 20:16
Mothobi Mvala (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Promoted Highlands Park won away for the first time this season in the Absa Premiership on Monday, defeating Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 despite having a player red-carded.

Playing their eighth league match on the road, Highlands were leading 1-0 when Phoka Mofokeng was sent off for a last-defender foul soon after half-time.

But the club based near Johannesburg shrugged off the setback to increase their lead through Namibian Peter Shalulile before Kabelo Dlamini pulled one goal back direct from a free-kick.

Mothobi Mvala had put the visitors ahead in the opening half with his sixth goal of the campaign, which made him the leading Premiership scorer.

Victory lifted Highlands Park one place to eighth as the season reaches the halfway mark - two points and one place below Celtic.

"It was all about work ethic and we had bucket loads of that today," said Highlands coach Owen da Gama.

"The boys fought for each other until the final whistle."

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