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Bloemfontein Celtic beat Santos

Posted: 18 March 2012 Time: 17:27

Two goals in the second half for Bloemfontein Celtic, from Ransford Osei and Jacky Motshegwa, pushed Santos further into the relegation battle on Sunday.

The match ended on a sour note, however, as Clifford Mulenga was sent from the field after a confrontation with Tyren Arensde in the dying seconds.

The win sees Celtic up to eighth, while Santos remains in 14th place, just above the relegation zone.

The first 45 minutes was a half dominated by Celtic, as they saw 60 percent of the ball, but they were wasteful in the final third of the field, either being unable to unlock the Santos defence or by attempting long range efforts on goal.

In fact, the first real chance went the way of the visitors in the 19th minute, and it was their only decent effort of the half; a speculative 30-yard shot from Tyren Arendse that went inches wide of the right-hand upright.

After that it was all Celtic and they came the closest to breaking the deadlock on the half-hour mark, when Mulenga curled a 25-yard free-kick around the defensive wall, but his effort was saved by Pa Dembo Touray, who tipped the ball around the post in acrobatic fashion.

From the resulting corner a completely unmarked Erick Mathoho should really have given the home side the lead, but he headed wide from four yards out.

The half ended 0-0.

Celtic continued where they left off in the second half, and Santos looked to be chasing shadows. In the 52nd minute only the brilliant keeping of Touray kept the People's Team on level terms.

Letladi Madubanya broke through the Santos defence on a charging run, but the keeper was quickly off his goalline to smother the attack and grab the ball.

15 minutes later Mulenga worked his way into the left-hand side of the 18-yard box with some sublime skill, but his powerful 16-yard shot was palmed over the crossbar by Touray.

In the 70th minute Mulenga was in the thick of the action again and came close to breaking the stalemate, but his shot shaved the right-hand upright with the keeper well beaten.

Four minutes later Celtic made their pressure pay. A timid low cross from the right, which looked harmless enough, was superbly stuck away from 10-yards out by Osei, to hand Celtic the lead.

Santos tried to find their way back into the match, but it was not to be as they went a second goal down in the 92nd minute – Motshegwa finding the back of the net from just inside the box.

The match, though, did end on a low Mulenga was shown a red card for a confrontation with Wayne Arendse.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:31 pm
Awubheke nje! Jy weet.....We've heard enough of this x no one can solve!

Solve for x: If 'OP' is 3 lesser than 'ES(-1)', then 'MS' is = 3.
Therefore, the value of 'x' is 0.

Talk about ukuChoma ngozero! Lo.

Yoh, I wonder how many school finishers will follow. mh.mh.mh.
Anonymous
posted: 07:10 pm
S what was the final score line Mrs editor? It looks like 2 goals were scored, one scored by Ransford Osei on the 74th minute and the other by Jacky Motshegwa on the 90th minute but you also report that the final score was 1-0. So which one should we believe now?
Zikhona
posted: 09:43 pm
To santos and the rest:

winning to pirates will not win you the league, instead it will take you straight to relegation
The Ghost
posted: 10:12 pm
@ Zikhona, hahaha that was funny man.
Ole(The Guru)
posted: 06:54 am
@Zikhona get your facts straight Celtic won against Pirates and they are not fighting religation please explain that?
Loverboy!!
posted: 08:32 am
Zikhona 100% correct.
Cosmos run away with our 3points some years back,and they were relegated.Soon Celtic will be firing a coach and fighting reledation
Loverboy!!
posted: 08:37 am
Last week Santos was regarded as the Best by Supporters next door.Today they are saying nothing about Santos and their team.Hope this will be a good lesson for years to come.Necklace "Tsotsi" show how to play i-diski.Masango now confirms Bucs are the best,contra of ehat he said before derby.Ma-S'downs be careful not to follow on Chips steps."Mara nani nikhuluma 2much"
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