Santos go third with win
Posted: 23 March 2008 Time: 18:03
Santos beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 at Seisa Ramabodu Stadium on Sunday to keep alive their slim chances of a League title.
The first good chance for Celtic came in the 32nd minute when Mark Amofah had a shot parried over the bar, but the Bloemfontein-based outfit dominated the match and should have come away with the three points, but squandered chance after chance.
Santos’ first meaningful chance came in the 74th minute. Erwin Isaacs received a shot-cum-cross from Eleazar Rodgers, but struggled to trap the ball and with just the keeper to beat shot straight at Simon Gopane whose quick reactions kept the score at 0-0.
Two minutes later Celtic had a brilliant chance to go one up, when Soul Mmethi received a pin-point pass from Mark Mayambela, beat a defender, and, with Wayne Roberts in a terrible position, looked sure to hit home. But unfortunately for Phunya Sele Sele he shot straight at the keeper.
Santos capitalised on only their second real chance of the game in the 81st minute, when Isaacs received a 60-yard pass from Sebastien Bax and shot home from 20 yards out.
The win takes Santos to third position with 38 points, while Celtic lie fourth from bottom on 26.