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Relegation-Threatened Highlands Snatch A Point At Celtic

Absa Premiership 

Result: Bloemfontein Celtic 1-1 Highlands Park 

Date: 25 April 2017

Venue: Dr Molemela Stadium 

Mothobi Mvalo scored late to earn Highlands Park a a point as they drew 1-1 with Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium on Tuesday evening.

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The Lions of the North carved out a chance in the 12th minute with Surprise Moriri going close with a long range effort.

Gordon Igesund's charges were playing a compact game defensively, trying to contain Siwelele and spring forward on the break.

Siwelele were caught on the counter-attack in the 23rd minute, as Franklin Cale hit a swerving left footed shot that missed narrowly wide.

Lyle Lakay squandered a chance good chance after 42 minutes when he was put on through one-on-one with Tapuwa Kapini but the Highlands shot-stopper produced a save to deny the Celtic winger.

The match went into the half-time break logged at 0-0.

Celtic opted for a change 10 minutes into the second half as Wandisile Letlabika was taken off for Mbhazima Rikhotso.

However in the 65th minute Musa Nyatama broke the deadlock for the home side, after some good build-up play, 1-0.

In the 72nd minute Lehlohonolo Seema brought in Moeketsi Mvula in place of Ayanda Dlamini. A like for like substitute upfront as the coach was seeking fresh legs.

However, Highlands managed to level matters in the 90th minute courtesy of a strike from Mvalo, as they moved one point clear of bottom place Baroka,

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Here's how they lined up:

Celtic: 30. Tignyemb, 4. Nyatama, 6. Maruping, 27. Ndengane, 7. Lakay, 3. Dube, 5. Letlabika, 12. Mahlasela, 11. Hotto, 8. Phalane, 26. Dlamini.

Highlands: 16. Kapini, 19. Nhlapo, 22. Ngalo, 29. Katjiuka, 45. Oluwafemi, 8. Moriri, 5. Khuboni, 42. Clae, 14. Mvala, 43. Mbatha, 38. Shalulile.

 

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