Victory over Cloud 9 puts Highbury second on log

THE CHASE IS ON: Abdurachman Moodien of Highbury, left, and Anele Mbata of Cloud 9 race for possession. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI
THE CHASE IS ON: Abdurachman Moodien of Highbury, left, and Anele Mbata of Cloud 9 race for possession. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI

HIGHBURY maintained their winning streak when they beat Cloud 9 4-2 in an Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe League soccer match at the Gelvandale Stadium on Friday.

Home side Highbury were on top of their game when they scored first to put them second in the log standings.

Highbury are confident of claiming the No1 spot in the league after collecting maximum points.

The Port Elizabeth side dominated the first half of the game and they went into the break leading 1-0.

The visitors could not control possession in the second half and they allowed Highbury to go further ahead.

The home side had their supporters cheering as they banged in three more goals.

Highbury are trailing Tembu Royals on goal difference for the top spot after the former log-leaders, Mthatha Bucks, were defeated by neighbours Cacadu United 2-0 on Saturday. Meanwhile, Royals outplayed Motherwell-based semi-professional side Real City, who are also campaigning in the province’s ABC Motsepe league.

City were beaten 2-0 at the NU2 Stadium in Motherwell on Saturday.

They suffered a setback when they conceded the first goal after a careless mistake in their defence.

The final score put Royals on top of the log, with Highbury in the second position. Another Port Elizabeth outfit competing in the country’s third highest professional football league, Morning Stars, were beaten 3-1 by Angavu Stars at the Dumpy Adams Stadium in Queenstown on Saturday.

The metro team are struggling in the competition and are languishing in the relegation zone after suffering their second straight defeat. – Mthetho Ndoni

 

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