Highbury FC struggle to 1-0 victory over newcomers

2019-10-02 06:00
Highbury FC players with their technical staff.Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

Highbury FC players with their technical staff.Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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HIGHBURY defeated ABC Motsepe League newcomers, Bush Pirates,1-0 in their tough encounter at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday.

The Addo-based Pirates, who did not show respect to the more experienced Highbury side, carved out better chances as their striker, Luthando Rafani, and Oscar Potsane went close in the opening 30 minutes.

But Avela Mahambehlala stood his ground at Highbury’s goal.

Frustration began to grow for Pirates, as they failed to score goals from close range, as Mahambehlala continued to deny the home side any goals.

Mahambehlala sustained a knee injury during the match, but he continued playing, a situation which Pirates tried, but failed, to exploit.

In the latter stages of the game, Highbury’s skilful midfielder, Luyanda Jibiliza, unleashed a long-range low shot, which was spilled by Pirates’ goalie, Aphiwe Fezi, to the striker, Theo Aboman, who scored the only goal of the match. Pirates could have equalised but the long-range free kick of Siphosethu Seti hit the crossbar, with Mahambehlala well beaten.

The inclusion of Highbury’s super substitute, Stanton Welman, kept the hopes of winning the game alive, as the youngster skipped past many defenders.

Potsane, who displayed good football skills, was unlucky after his close range shot went wide.


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