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Moroka Swallows draw with Bloemfontein Celtic

Posted: 22 October 2013 Time: 19:00

Siyabonga Nomvete was on target asMoroka Swallows earned a late draw at Bloemfontein Celtic.

The match marked the debut of new Phunya Sele Sele coach Ernst Middendorp, and he looked on course for victory when Lerato Manzini put the hosts ahead, but the Birds fired back twice through veteran attacker 'Bhele' to claim the lead.

However, a late own goal from Roger da Costa salvaged a 2-2 draw for the hosts and ensured the German coach’s tenure did not begin with a loss.

Celtic threatened first, with youngster Keagan Buchanan shooting on target in the 13th minute, but Greg Etafia was able to punch the effort away from danger.

Etafia was called upon again in the 40th minute, parrying away a shot from Botswana international Joel Mogorosi as Phunya Sele Sele looked the likelier scorers.

And three minutes later the hosts did open the scoring when Manzini headed a cross beyond the reach of Etafia to make it 1-0.

Celtic would have been hoping to hold their lead until half-time, but just before the break the Birds levelled the game, when Luvhengo Mungomeni set up Nomvete, who finished the chance with a right-footed shot.

Four minutes into the second half Edward Manqele threatened to put Swallows ahead, but his shot was well saved by Patrick Tignyemb.

A few minutes later Manzini was upended in the 18-yard area by Etafia, and the referee awarded Celtic a penalty. Mogorosi stepped up to take the spot-kick, but saw his effort saved by Etafia.

Swallows threatened again in the 75th minute, with Giorgi Nergadze getting on the end of Lerato Chabangu’s corner-kick, but he was unable to direct his header on target.

Just over 10 minutes later Chabangu was in the thick of things again, when he shot wide of Tignyemb’s right-hand post.

The visitors continued to build up the pressure, and in the 89th minute Nomvete struck again, heading home from Chabangu’s cross to make it 2-1.

But just when it appeared Celtic would suffer another home defeat, Da Costa put the ball into his own net in injury time.

Livefyre comments on this story...

ThApSy
posted: 2013-10-22 19:38:59

Coweditor the game ended 2-2 which game where you watching? You must be high

msiledonkiwase cala
posted: 2013-10-22 19:40:16

tell him ThaSy akazi lutho ucowditor

sam_sundawana
posted: 2013-10-22 19:41:42

Phuzile...mxm

Solkezner
posted: 2013-10-22 19:42:43

l0lz, KICKOFF at its BEST.

Kwak Mfondini
posted: 2013-10-22 19:44:12

crap results

Khosilona
posted: 2013-10-22 19:45:25

Y rush to publish

Tsotso vhimba
posted: 2013-10-22 19:47:11

Stupid Cowditors

bucs4PG
posted: 2013-10-22 20:00:02

So nw editor nomvete dd nt score a winner 4 swallows? Ay sm1 is drunk here

If KO cn hire me I cn do a gr8 job dn ds editor

Nietszche
posted: 2013-10-22 20:03:34

What a game ! I have to applaude the editor for correcting a mistake tonight and changing the topic.

Sundowns is the main story for this week. Yellow fans we have a good reason to support pirates this Saturday. The Achimwene has done great things for us

Thanks Gaba Mhango

TheChosenFew
posted: 2013-10-22 20:06:23

Mr Editor? What a close call there. Hahahahahaha. Good thing bookies didn't take you seriously...

Nietszche
posted: 2013-10-22 20:12:16

These are the people who release an orbituary for someone alive. The Rush to break the news.

football brain
posted: 2013-10-22 20:30:23

Every thing is Poor in this country hayi...even the level of reporting....that's abo lebese are still called youngsters

football brain
posted: 2013-10-22 20:36:07

I thought Celtics were invincible at home

eronrag
posted: 2013-10-22 21:06:09

Middendorp started with a draw. Its good to see a player like Manzini banging them goals. I like that young striker no wonder they rate him highly at Celtic.

KOIYOKO
posted: 2013-10-23 05:53:57

This  Patrick Tignyemb is beginning to be a liability for Siwelele

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2013-10-23 06:15:02

Do you remember what I said yesterday its a draw

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