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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...

GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 09:42 pm
Ci ci ci ci!!!
Gucci Man
posted: 09:42 pm
Jerry Sikhosa: ''I wonder if there is enough chalks left, because Pirates keep going back to the drawing board every time''

That's my Jerry right there ....ha ha ha ha ha ha
Black and Gold
posted: 09:43 pm
Matlaba: 'We cannot drop points'

Mara this is a joke of a team and the less said about its supporters,the better.
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 09:43 pm
eish, wen we thought we had it

our playas must play till de last minute

AnDothi Gcala is a mistake signing, u cnt run lyk n elephant n mis-kick balls in de black n white jersy while much is at stake

as for RDS, it was clear Nrofo rofo was not in de game, y wait so loong to substitute him

weldone to Mabhena....a good playa indeed

we must just overcome chipies on saty n all will be fine....

we stil hve a game in hand, UP DE BUCS
Champion FRESHwaLEKHOSI
posted: 09:43 pm
''we stil have a game in hand''......tl tl tl tl tl kuphi kona,shapa siwelele sa malyti!k4l
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:44 pm
@Gucci

We going to give Roger 3 goals up his asss on Saturday.......

The boys want this title......the supporters want this title....the Chairman wants this title....our two tortoises want this title.....ous sponsors want this title.

Kaizer Chiefs waya waya.....
masese4khosi
posted: 09:46 pm
Hey hey we're the champions, hey hey we are the trebble champions, hey hey we r the only team with a * in SADAC regions... Blah, blah, blah. The fact is you r going down big town n u can't match the khosi standard. Go to your holes big rats whilst we rejoice n getting ready to collect what is ours.
Maozazer
posted: 09:46 pm
Ruud krol 's petrol its finished...orlando donkies(pie rats) nw are struggling...
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 09:47 pm
It was 3 points defferent now is 5 points maybe after Surtuday derby 8 points will separate the two.
Takesure RDS
posted: 09:48 pm
Harde majujus but im confident we will make sure come saturday and on paper we can still win it and cause more upsets
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 09:48 pm
No win until uMajoro athole iRadox yakhe le eyaphuzwa uMeyiwa when he borrowed him at d Bafana camp...

Our tortoises awadlali
Happi
posted: 09:51 pm
What a gme!
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 09:51 pm
tebotouchposted: 09:26 pm  |  Report
fack

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Bheka u-#### wakhona unjani>> fack

K4L : let's hear
masese4khosi
posted: 09:51 pm
Correction" big time"
Papa T
posted: 09:52 pm
Yerrrr!

Disappointing result, but not yet over.
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 09:53 pm
tebotouchposted: 09:26 pm  |  Report
fack

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Bheka u-#### wakhona unjani>> fack

K4L : let's hear
mash_do
posted: 09:54 pm
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Looooooooooooooooooooool
llcoolkenn4Life
posted: 09:54 pm
Game in hand FC

I see a Maluti virus infecting them again

Khosi until Irvin Khoza finds the missing tooth

Rise khosi Rise
King Leonidas
posted: 09:54 pm
Very disappointed but It wasn't all bad, there were positives there, mathematically we have to win all our remaining games to win the league, but with this defence I don't know, and this 1 nil lead and time wasting tactics that is just un Pirates like, we don't do that at bucs.
But hey soldier on, ghost soldiers. Soldier
we beat mazembe
posted: 09:54 pm
we need Sangweni now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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