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PSL match report: Bloemfontein Celtic draw with Orlando Pirates

Posted: 6 March 2013 Time: 21:24

Vuyani Ntanga equalised for Bloemfontein Celtic in injury time to deny Orlando Pirates the points at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday.

Bucs are now five points behind Kaizer Chiefs on the Premiership log, although they have a game in hand.

The in-form Phunya Sele Sele came into the match on the back of a four-match winning streak, while the Bucanneers had been handed their first defeat since September 2012 when they lost to Moroka Swallows, and were also perhaps distracted by the upcoming Soweto Derby.

The game got off to a rather cautious start, before Daine Klate’s free-kick created some excitement on 25 minutes. Klate sent the ball into the box and it was pushed out by Celtic’s defence towards Thulasizwe Mbuyane, who struck an effort from range, but in the end it was easy pickings for Patrick Tignyemb.

At the other end of the pitch Lennox Bacela hit a snap-shot from just outside the box, which flashed inches high.

Mbuyane was Bucs’ most threatening player in the first half and he again tested Tignyemb with a shot on 36th minutes, but he was again denied by good goalkeeping.

Pirates were presented with the perfect opportunity to go a goal ahead into the break after Thabo Nthethe conceded a free-kick 20 yards out, but Klate’s set-piece once again lacked the threat needed to break the deadlock.

There was some uncharacteristic miscommunication between Nthethe and Tignyemb at the start of the second half, which Ndumiso Mabena almost took advantage of, but his header was just wide of the target.

In order to stabilise the backline and keep play compact, Clinton Larsen brought on the towering Dominic Isaacs for Bacela in the 64th minute, and Ruzaigh Gamildien joined the fray a few minutes later.

Going defensive was not the most positive of moves for Celtic and they soon found themselves a goal behind when Tlou Segolela was left unmarked in the box and headed home a cross at the near post.

Pirates looked content to keep a hold of their narrow lead and implemented some time-wasting tactics, however that came to bite them as Ntanga came off the bench to nod home a throw-in deep inside stoppage time.

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:25 pm
posted: 09:26 pm
Gucci Man
posted: 09:27 pm
Are the wheels coming off ?
Just asking ....
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:27 pm
Roger is useless....we want another Dr Malinga dance from him on Saturday

This league title is coming to Naturena.........Asijiki thina
El Sol
posted: 09:27 pm
Pirates 3-1 Celtic 89th min..hehehe AMAKHOSI AJABULILE
posted: 09:28 pm
A game in hand, kuphi la, thathi league khosi ugoduke
Queen \"Royal\\" Glamour Gal
posted: 09:28 pm
Holla Phefeni Boy" we love being up there" really nice,

As for Faka-Maluti akuna Bantu la!
Takesure RDS
posted: 09:28 pm
KO is bias, kaizer was playing bt rather rushing to the pirates downfall
posted: 09:28 pm
siwelele banna,shapaaaaa khosi,is either we gonna collect 3 point or just 1 on saturday
posted: 09:28 pm

posted: 02:19 pm | Report

@Treble machine champ Mopheme
Dream on, Boy..! Dream on..!!
Bhakaniya lembuzi is suppose to dream about panties
not de league

since 1937 my blood is black en white

My panty dream was excellent.

There is no dog ezofakwa iCondom Ngenkani lapha
posted: 09:28 pm
5 golden points to the good,LIYEZA 'IKHOZI!
posted: 09:28 pm
They were coming at us /roger malinga/
posted: 09:28 pm
Hai pirates is dispointing us
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:29 pm

Abekho labantu.........bafile labantu
posted: 09:29 pm
Galaxy my *ss! Celtic called Maluti I heared and there was an exchange between the two sides! I feel Roger Malinga is slow but surely showing his cluelessness when it comes to managing a team lyk pierats! Gorillas we beat Chippa by 2 goals, as usual of course and Gould was man of the match!

Do u agree wit me when I say Gold is the only standard!!!
posted: 09:29 pm
Eish sorry bucs, maybe next match but not the following match, sorry for that too....
posted: 09:29 pm
F##k, AGAIN?
Ths is chiefs liq to lose..
Dnt see pirates(us) back
7 bongs
posted: 09:30 pm
Siwelele! As they continue giving it up easily! One of the Khosi family members always says "Let the fumigation continue"
gotze p2
posted: 09:30 pm
wat a gryt birthday present for me....ola makhosi. Without parker n majoro we stil have firepower. 'chiefs have the best strikers in da psl' said ngcobo
posted: 09:30 pm
@andile jali, crying out loud, bayasogolisa labantu carol, hiiiiiiiii
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