Highlands Park FC managed to beat Baroka FC 2-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium. The Highlands Club defeated a rival club from South Africa at the stadium on Sunday afternoon. It was an interesting and dynamic match where the details were decided. The Highlands had their first chance in the fifth minute when Mothobi Mvala rolled the ball over the Baroque defense. Mothobi passed the ball to Peter Shaluile whose first left volley was able to clear Elvis Chipezeze.
The team from the north dominated the season. Approaching the goal again after four minutes when Shalulile found space behind the other team for the second time and steered the ball past Chipezeza. But touching another player made it harder for the defense to get back in time and prevent the other team from shooting towards the goal.
The home side was slowly increasing their possession, and they made their first real attempt at 22. minute. Gerald Phiri showed off a long-range shooting ability when shooting a goal from 35 yards and almost hitting the crossbar. Shaluile and Mvala once again performed a joint action. The visitors were able to take the lead in the 65th minute when Moketi Mogaila played a long ball towards Shaluile.
Side Owen da Gama increased the lead after 74 minutes. Lindokuhle Mbatha came to the right and directed the ball towards Shaluile who then shot towards the goal. Baroka managed to score in the 77th minute after a free-kick by Collins Makgaga. Park had plenty of opportunities to score a few more goals, but the game ended 2-1. Can’t wait to see other PSL results on Soccer 10.
Highlands Park FC
Highlands Park was a football club from Johannesburg from 1959 to 1983. After 1970, the club merged with Powerlines FC, a city 60 km southeast of Highlands North. After playing for two seasons with Highlands Power, the club changed its name to Highlands Park FC.
When the 1979 season began, they signed a contract with Dion, changed the color of their jerseys to orange, and were called Dion Highlands FC. The change didn’t last long, the rest of the club was called Jomo Cosmos. But the amateur club continued to exist under the name of the highlands, and the other phoenix club was founded by the name of Highlands Park FC. They have been playing since 2003 after which they started to achieve great success.