Register Login Scores

PSL

10-Man Stars Back To Winning Ways

Absa Premiership 

Result: Free State Stars 1-0 Highlands Park

Date: 22 September 2018

Venue: Goble Park

Free State Stars registered their second Absa Premiership win of the season after defeating Highlands Park 1-0 at Goble Park on Saturday evening.
 
 
The rainy conditions worked against Highlands in the 19th minute as Badra Ali Sangare's handling effort allowed Sabelo Nyembe to slot into an empty net, but the striker's shot was held up by a puddle.
 
From then on, Stars dominated the possession and looked to utilise the pace and creativity from Yusuf Jappie, who whipped in a couple inviting crosses.
 
The game was delayed for 10 minutes after 37 minutes as the flood lights on the one side at Goble Park went out. 
 
Once the game resume, the tempo did pick and it was Highlands who nearly went ahead in the 43rd minute as Mothobi Mvala headed wide of the upright.
 
Ten minutes into the second half, Highlands went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock as Spiwe Msimango's looping header crashed against the upright.
 
However, Stars were in front minutes later as Eleazar Rodgers' header back into the box found Tshepo Tema, who fired a left-footed effort past Kapini, 1-0.
 
The were host were forced to play the final 15 minutes with ten men after Nyiko Mobbie was sent off a four stamp on Lindokuhle Mbatha.
 
Sangare ensured Stars left Goble Park with three points as the Stars shot-stopper produced a stunning save to keep out Peter Shalulile's strike.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Stars: 23. Sangaré, 5. Masehe, 28. Mahamutsa, 21. Phungwayo, 17. Tema, 26. Dlamini, 4. Makhaula, 14. Bhengu, 19. Jappie, 2. Mobbie, 9. Rodgers
 
Subs: 8. Gandzé, 1. Kwizera, 25. Maruping, 12. Matlakala, 15. Mokhuoane, 7. Hlubi, 20. Mbhele.
 
Highlands: 16. Kapini, 33. Sibande, 34. Motsepe, 21. Mokoena, 3. Msimango, 13. Mvala, 43. Mbatha, 20. Ramoraka, 7. Mokeoena, 31. Nyembe, 45. Hoaseb.
 
Subs: 1. Heugh, 5. Fransman, 38. Shalulile, 17. Molafi, 13. Bunting, 27. Sekola, 26. Mofokeng.
 

Mdledle: ‘It Was Tough’

Brazil Announce Squad For Argentina Clash, 8 Stars Miss Out

Maluleke Stunner Sees 10-Man Polokwane Shock Wits

16 comments

Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Khanye Lambasts Pirates For Impressive Mhango

34 Jan 18, 2022 10:51 AM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Usuthu Tie Down Two Stars?

9 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Fashion Love - The Katsande’s Most Stylish Looks Together

Jan 17, 2022 04:34 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Transfer Update: Messi

Jan 18, 2022 09:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

“Haai Guys!” Watch Guardiola Speaking Mzansi Slang

3 Jan 17, 2022 02:24 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Siuu! Ronaldo Shows Off R422 Million Personalized Private Jet

1 Jan 19, 2022 10:38 AM in Show Me The Money

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

20 Jan 18, 2022 04:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football