Absa Premiership

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.


Read more on:    highlands park  |  psl  |  surprise moriri  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 21 September 2019
Stellenbosch v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Wits v Orlando Pirates, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 22 September 2019
Cape Town City v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Highlands Park, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
AmaZulu v Kaizer Chiefs, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.