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Highlands Park v Chippa United

Highlands Park will look to continue their solid start to 2018/19 when they meet a resurgent Chippa United at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Saturday night.

The home side have collected a respectable six points from their last five matches which includes a 2-1 victory over Golden Arrows as well as a battling 0-0 draw with Kaizer Chiefs last Tuesday.

The hosts are a tough nut to crack on home soil having picked up two draws and a win in their opening three league matches at the Makhulong Stadium.

As such, coach Owen da Gama is pleased with how his side set-up to play against Premiership opposition.

He told reporters: "The structure of the team is unbelievable considering that we still have some young boys who must learn the trade.

"The technical team must take a lot of credit for the hard work they do behind the scenes in analysing teams..."

Meanwhile, Chippa are enjoying something of a recovery under Eric Tinkler, having picked up a win over Baroka, a draw against Arrows as well as a 1-0 victory against Free State Stars last Wednesday.

As such, Tinkler is hopeful his side can continue their encouraging run of form.

He said: "This is our third clean sheet. I still see errors, but going forward we have to look at getting the players to move forward, get numbers in the box and score."

Saturday's action gets underway from 20:15 in Tembisa.