TEMBISA – Highlands Park emerged 1-0 winners over Maritzburg United after a hard-fought league encounter at the Makhulong Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The result leaves Maritzburg rooted to the foot of the table, four points from safety, with four matches left to play this season.
In a tight game, the hosts enjoyed more chances in front of goal and picked up maximum points thanks to Peter Shalulile’s 77th minute strike, with the victory moving them into the top eight.
The opening half an hour had seen neither team offering much of a threat in front of goal. After that, the hosts began to create some chances and should have been ahead through Sello Motsepe, but from only six yards out he made a complete hash of his attempted shot from a cross.
Shortly after, Highlands produced a quick counter attack and when Sabelo Nyembe's cross was deflected goalwards by Maritzburg defender Rushine De Reuck, goalkeeper Richard Ofori had to be alert to prevent an own goal.