Highlands Park moved level on points with second placed Witbank Spurs following a 2-1 win over Santos at the Athlone Stadium on Friday afternoon.
The Peoples’ Team came into the match on the back of a 4-0 win over Cape Town All Stars and they were to make the perfect start against the Lions of the North, Santos drawing first blood when Suhayl Allie netted on four minutes.
But Highlands Park drew level midway through the opening stanza when Sandile Khwela found the back of the net.
The visiting side were in front around 10 minutes after the restart, the goal coming from a penalty kick by veteran defender Jermaine Christian, the Gauteng team able to hold on for maximum points.
The NFD action continues on the weekend, as follows:
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Moroka Swallows v Mthatha Bucks – Dobsonville Stadium
Witbank Spurs v Milano United – Puma Rugby Stadium
Thanda Royal Zulu FC v Black Leopards – Umhlathuze Sports Complex
Vasco Da Gama v Cape Town All Stars – Parow Park
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Baroka FC v FC Cape Town – Old Peter Mokaba Stadium
Royal Eagles v African Warriors – Harry Gwala Stadium
Mbombela United v AmaZulu – Kanyamazane Stadium