POLOKWANE – Highlands Park continued their superb run of form with a 2-1 Absa Premiership victory over Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
In a game which was tight and space at a premium, both sides battled to get into any sort of rhythm. Baroka and Highlands were compact and kept their shape, and it was difficult to break down the defensive lines set up by the coaches of the two teams.
It was going to need something special to separate the teams and that something special proved to be Highlands striker Peter Shalulile, who scored both his team’s goals.
Highlands got into gear early on and it was particularly Shalulile who troubled the Baroka defence.
As early as the fifth minute, the striker had an opportunity, but steered his shot wide of goal. He had another chance a minute later, but this time his effort was easily dealt with by Baroka goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze.