Tendai Ndoro netted for Highlands Park as they stunned Cape Town City on a day filled with exciting football action.
The Zimbabwean, who recently made his debut after serving a suspension that was handed down to him following last season’s eligibility case, scored his first goal for the club with six minutes to go, ensuring that the Lions of the North claimed the three points.
It was certainly an inspired display by Owen Da Gama’s men in the second half, and they received just reward after Peter Shalulile opened the scoring four minutes after the restart.
The attacker found himself on the end of a Lindokuhle Mbatha cross and made no mistake.
While Highlands Park continued from where they left off in the first half, they were far more lethal in front of goal and thereafter, it was Ndoro, who did not need to wait long for his chance to get on the scoresheet after coming on as a substitute as he finished off a well worked move.
The three points meant that Highlands Park moved up to ninth on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) table, while the Citizens are now just three points ahead of the Johannesburg-based outfit.
Elsewhere, Bidvest Wits looked to narrow the gap between themselves and log leaders Orlando Pirates.
The Students took on Black leopards in what proved to be a tightly fought contest at Leopards’ fortress in Thohoyandou. Head coach Dylan Kerr was enjoying his first outing in his role as coach of Lidoda Duvha and he made his team hard to beat.
However, after a resilient 80 minutes, the resolute Leopards were eventually breached as Gabadinho Mhango scored what proved to be the winning goal with a superb header.
The slender 1-0 win was Wits’ seventh victory of the season and has left them just a point adrift of Pirates, who played out to a goalless draw with Maritzburg United on Saturday night.
For leopards, they now find themselves bottom of the league standings with 12 games played.