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Leopards Stage Dramatic Comeback At Highlands

Absa Premiership Report: Highlands Park v Black Leopards 09 August 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 09, 2018 05:00 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: Highlands Park 2-2 Black Leopards 
 
Date: 09 August 2018
 
Venue: Makhulong Stadium 
 
Black Leopards staged an incredible comeback in second-half stoppage time to come back from two goals down to secure a point against Highlands Park.
 
 
Highlands nearly broke the deadlock after seven minutes but Siphiwe Mahlangu's header sailed into the side-netting at the far post.
 
Leopards goalkeeper Rotshidzwa Muleka gifted Highlands another chance when he fluffed at another cross, but once again the hosts failed to convert , with Sabelo Nyembe failing to slot home from six-yards out.
 
However, Highlands were not be denied on 25 minutes as Mokoena found the back of the net with a stunning volley from 30-yards out.
 
Leopards started seeing more of the ball towards the end of the half, but they were unable to bypass veteran shot-stopper Tapuwa Kapini.
 
The Lions of the North picked up from where they left off in the first half as they went in search of a second goal, but they were let down by their final ball.
 
Owen da Gama opted for a double change after 66 minutes as Ricardo Williams and Spiwe Msimango were intoduced for Molibedi Mokena and Siphesihle Zwane.
 
Leopards continued to push for an equaliser as the half went as Mwape Musonda went close with a header on 78 minutes.
 
However, Highlands doubled the lead in spectacular fashion with three minutes remaining, with Williams finding the back of the net with well-time volley into the far corner.
 
Leopards did pull a goal back in the 90th minute thanks to a clinical finish from Themba Ndlovu to set up a nervy finish.
 
The comeback was complete in the second minute of time added on as Musonda tapped home from close range after Kapini had made a double save.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Highlands: Kapini, 5. Fransman, 34. Motsepe, 21. Mokoena, 20. Ramoraka, 14. Mvala, 6,. Zwane, 40. Mahlangu, 24. Rae, 31. Nyembe, M. Mokoena.
 
Subs: Heugh, Haoseb, Ngebo, Williams, Sibande, Versuur, Msimango.
 
Leopards: 32. Muleka, 3. Ndou. 39. Mashoena, 28. Munganga, 7. P. Ndlovu, 14. Nanga, 6. Mudau, 20. Nene, 11. Musonda, 10. Tshepo, 30. Mhlongo.
 
Subs: Masia, Mahangwahaya, Zulu, Hlongwane, Mokoena, Aifimi, T. Ndlovu.

 


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Mfanakamdala Joined: 15 Aug 2016
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Mfanakamdala Aug 10, 2018 03:11 PM
Kikkkk how can you lead 2-0 at 90 mins but end up drawing 2-2.!?
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lebhaka08 Joined: 27 Jul 2018
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lebhaka08 Aug 10, 2018 12:12 PM
wow great football from new comers
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llumadi Joined: 23 Apr 2015
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llumadi Aug 10, 2018 09:55 AM
LIDODA DUVHA well done to all suppoters who came in numbers to support our beloved tam it was great indeed keep it up (Juwele Muporofita)
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Munangwangwa Aug 10, 2018 07:14 AM
Where is marks munyai?
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Tsarzakes_de_first Joined: 09 Aug 2012
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Tsarzakes_de_first Aug 10, 2018 06:59 AM
We are waiting for Pirates at Thohoyandou stadium #FullHouse
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setlaboswana Aug 10, 2018 06:48 AM
No doubt Leopards got the backing of builders faithfools yesterday.
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setlaboswana Aug 10, 2018 06:17 AM
@Rockyrantsha4208, they allocate 5 points for predicting the correct score, 3 points for predicting the correct right margin and 2 points for predicting the correct results, they work out the total number of points based on the aforesaid rule. This is enough to address you complaint.
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setlaboswana Aug 10, 2018 06:03 AM
Leopards' 12th man, supporters made a huge difference yesterday.
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Rockyrantsha4208 Aug 10, 2018 03:16 AM
Top 20 August leaderboard.....i am suprised to see a person having 39 points in psl predictor.i tried to calculate but i dnt get how he managed to get that 39 points.if he hs predicted all matches right including scores then he shud hv 40 points not 39.can editor please explain how top 20 for August leaderboard work ?
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setlaboswana Aug 09, 2018 11:31 PM
Micho and Selina are under immense pressure.
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Dvdee Aug 09, 2018 10:32 PM
Wow
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setlaboswana Aug 09, 2018 10:08 PM
@So-Mathabo-KBY, I have a feeling that Luc Eymael would like to prove a point when he meets Selina on Saturday...things are not looking good for Selina.
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So-Mathabo-KBY Aug 09, 2018 09:53 PM
@Tshepontseoane like Selina's comments but his brutal honestly to be precise, he's going to give us a season to remember...."I don'ti don'ti talk about market, if you wanti to talk abouti market talk to bobby" "Cowstro came to me and said cowch I'm finished" "Wits taught us a lesson" "Sundowns is like the Barcelona or Real Madrid of South Africa"
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Godfrey89 Aug 09, 2018 09:46 PM
Well done Venda boys, am proud of you, make Limpopo shine.
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kdowns Joined: 18 Aug 2015
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kdowns Aug 09, 2018 09:33 PM
@Vhivha Khune, Sandilands and Kapini...... Same whattsapp group.
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Vhivha Aug 09, 2018 09:07 PM
@kdowns Sandilands is the worst GK I ever saw. Bhakaniya should sign Japini ASAP
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Tshepontseoane Aug 09, 2018 08:47 PM
I wish solinas could stop tlkn too much nd start to deliver. We have no time fo his comments we hungry fo glory
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Diouf nondala Aug 09, 2018 08:01 PM
am proud of u luckyboy mokoena wht a goal
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Mgoba weBhakaniya Aug 09, 2018 07:45 PM
What a sup from Leopards end up 2-2
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Olerilwe Aug 09, 2018 07:42 PM
Fresher news my cowditor please

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