Orlando Pirates Highlands Park PSL Absa Premiership report
Posted: 3 December 2016 Time: 19:00
Orlando Pirates were held to a 2-2 draw by Highlands Park in an Absa Premiership clash at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
Tendai Ndoro wasted no time in giving Bucs the lead before even a minute was played, heading in Luvuyo Memela's left-wing cross to give Tapuwa Kapini no chance.
However, Highlands were awarded a penalty just before half-time when Justice Chabalala was adjudged by referee Lwandile Mfiki to have pulled back Edwin Sitayitayi in the area.
Spot-kick specialist Thanduyise Khuboni stepped up and sent Brighton Mhlongo the wrong way to draw the scores level.
However, Pirates were awarded a spot-kick of their own when Ndoro's clever flick on the edge of the area resulted in Eddie Ngalo blocking the ball with his arm, and the striker converted low into the bottom-left corner to put Bucs back into the lead.
But Highlands were not done, and fresh after conceding that wonder-goal to Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke, Pirates conceded another stunner.
This time it was Brighton Mhlongo beaten by a screamer from Lindokuhle Mbatha as he smashed the ball first time into the top-right roof of the net from 25 yards out following a neat layoff by Sitayitayi.
HOME: Orlando Pirates
Coach: Augusto Palacios
AWAY: Highlands Park
Coach: Gordon Igesund