Arrows and Celtic draw
Posted: 4 November 2009 Time: 17:25
Golden Arrows and Bloemfontein Celtic drew 1-1 in an Absa Premiership encounter at Chatsworth Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Thamsanqa Gabuza scored for Arrows and Prince Olomu got the equalizer.
Arrows enjoyed most of the possession and territory in the early minutes and duly capitalised on their good start when striker Thamsanqa Gabuza headed home Nqobizitha Mkhize’s free kick to make it 1-0 to the home side in the 12th minute.
However, the KwaZulu-Natal team’s lead was short lived, as Prince Olomu drew Celtic level in the 20th minute when he fired home a low shot after being put into space by a clever pass from Tlou Segolela.
There was little action in the opening minutes of the second half, but Arrows soon threatened with two headers from midfielder Musa Bilankulu, while Segolela got on the end of a great cross from Mbhuyiselo Sambu but could only place his effort straight at Thulasizwe Khuzwayo.
Just past the hour mark Arrows introduced Richard Henyekane from the bench, with coach Manqoba Mngqithi clearly looking to his leading marksman to make the difference in the evenly-contested match.
Henyekane had his first sight of goal ten minutes after coming on but his 20-yard shot flashed just wide of Celtic’s goal posts.
In the 79th minute Gabuza drilled a powerful shot on target that looked destined to ripple the back of the net but Tignyemb was on hand to make an excellent save that kept his side on a level pegging.