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Bloemfontein Celtic
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Celtic sink Arrows with late winner

Bloemfontein Celtic beat Golden Arrows

Posted: 21 November 2012 Time: 09:34 pm

Bloemfontein Celtic secured their first away win of the season in the Premiership when they defeated Golden Arrows 1-0 at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday.

The hosts held most of the possession and created more scoring chances, but it was Celtic who had the last word through a late goal from Thabo Nthethe.

Ruzaigh Gamildien continued to trouble the Arrows defence and in the 19th minute he latched onto a through-pass on the right, but again he was denied by goalkeeper Pavels Steinbors, who pushed the ball wide of the target.

Then it was the home team who started asking the questions with Bonginkosi Ntuli firing against the side netting in the 29th minute, while Bilankulu flashed his shot wide of the target two minutes later with the Celtic goalkeeper out of position.

In the second half Arrows had numerous chances to take the lead, but they lacked composure in front of goal.

Tignyemb also had a good game between the posts and in the 50th minute he blocked a low shot from Bilankulu and recovered quickly enough to deflect a secondary strike from Gabuza.

Twenty minutes later Ntuli broke through on the right before finding substitute Nkanyiso Mlotshwa in the centre of the box, but he rushed his shot over the target.

Lerato Manzini almost stole the lead for the visitors against the run of play in the 86th minute, but he could only direct his shot wide of the upright, while Gabuza shot straight at the goalkeeper at the other end moments later.

However, the home side were left stunned in the final minute when Nthethe nudged the ball over the line after the Arrows goalkeeper had failed to secure the ball from a corner kick.

HOME: Golden Arrows

  • 21 Pavels Steinbors
  • 2 Mzuvukile Tom
  • 4 Joseph Musonda
  • 4 Ritus Krjauklis
  • 13 Sibusiso Hadebe
    63 mins - Nkanyiso Mlotshwa
  • 18 Siyanda Zwane
  • 28 Musa Bilankulu
  • 15 Philani Shange
  • 25 Jabulani Nene
  • 27 Bongi Ntuli
    81 mins - Boitumelo Sekgobela
  • 31 Thamsanqa Gabuza

AWAY: Bloemfontein Celtic

  • 30 Patrick Tignyemb
  • 2 Thabo Nthethe
  • 13 Motsere Motlhaping
  • 24 Auguston Leonard
  • 26 Dominic Isaacs
    55 mins - Brent Lawler
  • 7 Lyle Lakay
  • 17 Joel Mogorosi
    68 mins - Siyabonga Nontshinga
  • 22 Ruzaigh Gamildien
  • 28 John Arwuah
  • 33 Jacky Motshegwa
    78 mins - Itumeleng Duiker
  • 25 Lerato Manzini

Previous comments on this story...

The Ghost
posted: 10:02 pm
These Celtics are becoming a thorn on the side now. Keep an eye out for them guys!!!!
Brian-wa-Lesele
posted: 10:29 pm
ka lerata sani
CJB Ramses III
posted: 10:57 pm
What did I say about Manqoba...?
HlatseBoy Wa Lekhosi
posted: 07:19 am
Amazulu, Arrows and Chippa be very careful... One of the said teams will go down if not two..
.petro
posted: 07:24 am
well done 2 da boys & da technical team. i am particularly impressed dat Nontshinga & Duiker got a run last nyt. now make us proud again on sunday, hela yalo sani.
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 07:45 am
well done celtics, u sure know how to take care of the Rat family i see, and u always steal their joy at the dying stages and last minutes of the game! bacela and leonard must come to chiefs next season they've got naturena tendencies those 2.
Tico MP
posted: 10:06 am
phunya selesele
Wazaza
posted: 12:34 pm
MASOKOLARA................................sunflops better watchout cum tko final.....dnt say i ddnt warn u
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