Absa Premiership report Jomo Cosmos vs Bloemfontein Celtic
Posted: 27 April 2016 Time: 14:31
Jomo Cosmos’ hopes of moving clear of the relegation zone were thwarted on Wednesday when they were held to a goalless draw by Bloemfontein Celtic at Olen Park.
Ezenkosi started the match aggressively, showing an urgency from the opening minutes which was reflected in Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb being forced into saves from Mician Mhone and Pentjie Zulu inside the opening 15 minutes.
Soon after it was the visitors’ turn to threaten a goal, with Dumisani Zuma forcing Sherwyn Naicker into a good save, while Lyle Lakay shot wide to keep the home side’s defence on their toes.
The teams continued to trade chances up to half-time, but the break arrived with the scoreline still blank.
Early in the second half both teams shuffled their pack in midfield, with Celtic throwing on Vuyani Ntanga, while Cosmos introduced Mxolisi Machupu.
Scoring opportunities continued to flow at both ends, but a combination of poor finishing and some solid goalkeeping by Naicker and Tignyemb – with the latter producing an excellent save to deny Charlton Mashumba in the 76th minute – kept the game locked at 0-0.
The match finished goalless, with the result keeping Ezenkosi in 15th place – just one point ahead of bottom-of-the-log Maritzburg United – while Phunya Sele Sele stay in 12th place.
HOME: Jomo Cosmos
Coach: Jomo Sono
AWAY: Bloemfontein Celtic
Coach: Serame Letsoaka