Absa Premiership

Highlands Park too strong for Chilli Boys

2018-10-07 06:34
Owen da Gama (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Highlands Park continued their impressive start to the 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaign as they defeated Chippa United 2-1 in the Premiership on Saturday night.

In the opening exchanges Namibia striker Peter Shalulile found Lindokuhle Mbatha in the box but he could not beat goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi in the opening 10 minutes.

It was 1-0 to the hosts when Mothobi Mvala scored after pouncing on an error by Akpeyi. The Chilli Boys came close to responding as Kurt Lentjies thought he had a chance to level from Daine Klate's pass, but the offside flag went up.

It ended the same score at the break as Mark Mayambela and Lentjies struggled for openings. As such, the Lions of the North made it 2-0 following the interval.

Mbatha was alert as he headed home from a cross. With that said, coach Eric Tinkler's men did find a response as Puleng Tlolane slotted home to make it a nervy finish.

Nonetheless, it ended 2-1 on the night to Owen da Gama's men at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa.

 

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Fixtures
Saturday, 04 April 2020
Stellenbosch v Cape Town City, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Highlands Park, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Wits v AmaZulu, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 05 April 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Black Leopards, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
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