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Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Pirates share the spoils

Posted: 6 March 2011 Time: 18:45

The crunch Premiership game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium on Sunday afternoon ended in an entertaining 1-1 draw.

Both goals were scored in the last 20 minutes of the game, with Katlego Mashego putting Bucs into the lead before Siphelele Mthembu equalised for Phunya Sele Sele.

The first notable action of the game saw Ruben Cloete test Celtic’s Patrick Tignyemb with a stinging long-range free-kick in the 11th minute that forced the goalkeeper into a good save low to his right.

Bucs weren’t really able to create any clear scoring chances in the first half, though they certainly looked threatening with their shooting prowess from long range.

Oupa Manyisa fired a dipping effort just wide of the target in the 17th minute and eight minutes later Andile Jali rattled the underside of the crossbar with a superb drive from 25 metres out that had Tignyemb beaten.

Celtic had enjoyed their fair share of possession but didn’t threaten a goal until the end of the first half when after a determined run Lennox Bacela sliced his effort wide with only Senzo Meyiwa to beat.

The second half was much of the same, with the teams looking to attack but struggling to create genuine opportunities.

Then, in the 72nd minute, Pirates broke the deadlock almost from nowhere.

Bucs strung together an attack and for once the Celtic defence was all at sea, Mashego cut back onto his left foot and scored with a deflection off Thabo Nthethe.

Celtic coach Clinton Larsen reacted to going behind by throwing on Bennett Chenene and Mthembu, and the two on-loan Pirates players repaid their coach’s faith almost immediately.

The pair combined to bring Phunya Sele Sele level in the 81st minute, with Chenene playing in a low cross from the left and Mthembu providing a composed and classy finish.

Both sides had spells in what remained of the game when they looked like scoring a late winner, but in the end the final whistle saw the match locked at 1-1.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:52 pm
fair results 4 both teams...up da bucs 2010/2011 premier soccer league
posted: 06:58 pm
Good game & we did very well! We missed individual brilliance from segolela to finish them off. Nomination 4 coach of the year: larson & krol with the latter working away with it.
posted: 07:04 pm
Fair points though we were suppose to win!
posted: 07:04 pm
posted: 07:09 pm
wel done boyz where ever u go u don't cum back empty handed nw we r 16 games unbeaten.ajax capetown u next gautrain is cuming back
posted: 07:10 pm
The time for Lucky wins and dubious penalty is over. Now is the time to do what you do best (Miscarrying).
Miscarriage fc will not win the league.
posted: 07:12 pm
2010/2011 absa premier league champs:AJAX.Bona SERERO o tlo ba ruta bolo.aowa mbujane18 ke kgomo man.cn't w8 4 de game btwn Ajax & mbujane/mabena/mashego F.C.SEHLOHO SA BOLO KA.............
posted: 07:14 pm
Their coming three games is going to be a draw.
You can’t win the league with “DUBULA SIYA SHA” DUUUUUM! DUUUUUM football.
Miscarriage fc will miscarry as usual.
Ba tlwaetse ho folotsa.
Bat lo folotsa jwalo ka ha ba tlwaetse.
The Ghost
posted: 07:14 pm
Eish this all psl trophies ... your stupidity defies logic wa tseba and is entertaining. The problem is that you come cheap, none of us pay you to be entertained.
posted: 07:14 pm
@ Bucselona
What makes you think Krol deserves to be the coach of the season?
Krol wear's a pink shirt ever since pirates started winning- he reckons the shirt brings him luck. he believes more in the shirt than he does at the players at his disposal, therefore for this lack of confidence in what he does, he does not deserve any award.
The Ghost
posted: 07:16 pm
Bucs can't be beat ... and this pains a bo musunu X1 because they are slowly becoming irrelevant in the title race.
posted: 07:22 pm
The danger 4 Pirates is dat they r not losing matches while @ de same tym they r not opening up a huge lead at the top. What happens if dey draw their next 2 matches or worse still lose their next 2 matches ? This worries me a lot. Once and Always.
posted: 07:24 pm
Molomowandou Mathoho and Hlompho Kekana, excellent players. i wish i had them ko naturena to boost my shaky defence. Weldone Celtic. Keep the record until the end of the season, you deserve it.
posted: 07:28 pm
Fact: Crying People wont win the league this season.
posted: 07:32 pm
Fact: Crying People wont win the league this season.
posted: 07:33 pm
Hehehehe Pirats fans are funny.all of a sudden a draw with celtic away is a gud result but wen The Brazilians played a drw there they celebrated.wen the cable thiefs came from 2-0 to equalize in the dying seconds dey said that was nt gud enuff.
posted: 07:34 pm
siwelele just had enough ratacks to make these rats a little bit dizzy, now on their next trip to cape town they are going to get "haliphirima!" from ajax.

posted: 07:34 pm
three draws in their last four games is not a good statistics for a team that claims that they have already won the league!..........no wonder my coach still believe we can win it!....
posted: 07:43 pm
Good and fair results under circumstances. What is the score from chimpanzes against FFS? Those making noise about my team must answer this since they are claiming to be the best.
posted: 07:46 pm
I hav a funny feeling dat Chibuku Fc will lose matches @ a wrong tym and nobody will give a damn dey went 16 matches without losing.they hav the trickiest run-in while Sunflower hav de easiest.I foresee anada heartbreak for the Rats. Anyway dey r used to it.
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