Highbury leap up log after third victory

Mthetho Ndoni

TOUGH TUSSLE: Highbury's Keenan Andrews, left, and Cacadu United's Zanoxolo Mduli. Picture: JUDY DE VEGA
TOUGH TUSSLE: Highbury’s Keenan Andrews, left, and Cacadu United’s Zanoxolo Mduli. Picture: JUDY DE VEGA

ANDILE Njokweni’s brace handed Port Elizabeth soccer side Highbury a third consecutive victory when they defeated neighbours Cacadu United 2-1 in the Safa Eastern Cape Second Division at the Gelvandale Stadium on Friday.

Highbury are now three points behind log leaders FC Buffalo, who have 29 points from 13 games. After their win against United, Highbury leap-frogged to fourth position on the log.

The first goal came after 29 minutes as Njokweni floated a good strike past the goalkeeper.

The pace of the first half was fast, with both sides constantly on the attack, although Highbury were the slightly better side.

But United came back strongly in the second half when they began to worry the Highbury defence, although they could not find the target.

The determination of the visitors to score paid dividends when they equalised early in the second half. Highbury lost concentration at the back to allow United the goal.

But Highbury hit back through Njokweni as he struck the winner towards the end of the match.

In another Second Division clash involving a PE team, Real City beat Kokstad Liverpool 3-2 at the NU2 Stadium in Motherwell on Saturday. The Motherwell outfit started the game like a house on fire when they scored in the fourth minute through Lukhanyo Rasmeni.

City stayed in control of the first half, knowing they were in a good position.

Liverpool levelled the score in the opening minutes of the second half.

But the home side were so determined to win the match that Rasmeni scored his second goal to put his side in front again.

Liverpool had many scoring chances but they failed to convert them into goals.

Lukhanyo Mathinteni scored the third goal for City to give his side a comfortable cushion.

The visitors got one back in the last minute but it was a case of too little, too late for them.

City are now ninth on the log with 17 points from 12 games.

Kwazakhele-based outfit Morning Stars beat Red Stars 3-1 in a third Second Division game at the Dutywa Stadium on Saturday.

The Bay side were desperate to win after sinking down into the relegation zone.

Their victory boosted them to 11th on the log.


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