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Free State Stadium
13/08/2014 19:30
Referee: Victor Hlungwani

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Posted: 13 August 2014 Time: 21:25

Bloemfontein Celtic made it five games without defeat against Orlando Pirates after a thrilling 2-2 draw at Free State Stadium.

Celtic twice led through Joel Mogorosi and Aleni Ndengane, but the Buccaneers hit back both times through Oupa Manyisa.

After a quiet opening 15 minutes, Celtic broke the deadlock when Mogorosi rose highest to head home Keegan Ritchie’s corner after Senzo Meyiwa came out and missed the ball. 

Pirates eventually got going and Patrick Tignyemb was called into action in the 39th minute to smother a low shot from Thabo Matlaba, before tipping away a long-range effort from Happy Jele.

With half-time approaching, Musa Bilankulu was guilty of a lazy challenge in the area on Mpho Makola. The referee awarded the spot-kick, and Manyisa made no mistake for his second goal in two games.

Pirates were still busy tying bootlaces when Celtic reclaimed the lead in the first minute after the break – Ndengane with a back-post header to bury Ritchie’s excellent free-kick.

But just five minutes later Bucs were level again, and again Manyisa was the scorer. His run from deep was perfectly timed as he tapped home Kermit Erasmus’ pinpoint square-ball.

Both sides pushed hard for a winner after that, with Hellings Mhango notably stinging Meyiwa’s palms, but there was to be no more goals.

HOME: Bloemfontein Celtic

Coach: Ernst Middendorp
Formation: four three one two

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-08-14 10:30:08

fortune_ COWloba Bhakhaniya we dont have problem with the defence,midfilder and the style of play we just say VV must replace Makola with any striker thats all. 

posted: 2014-08-14 11:25:04

Tinkler must not use De Sa's formation @Bucs!!! Between Makola&Manyisa  one must be benched coz we need 2 natural wingers dow the flanks and not this thing of playing 4central midfielders in Sarr,Thandani,Manyisa and Makola and relying on Matlaba to cover for that missing winger.

posted: 2014-08-14 11:26:45

Ntate LLB cud have by now scored 6goals thats for sure!!!

Chimps Chicknd out of CL
posted: 2014-08-14 11:53:45

You are spot on Juju, on the issue of using Jele more as a central defender & switching Matlaba back to right back supported by Nyauza. I would also add that Masenamela would be a good acquisition for more depth on the left, as Signdowns aren't sure what to do with him.

My other worry is Senzo's inability to deal with crosses and set-pieces. Perhaps we should slowly introduce our number 2, who is taller and has the potential to become even better than Senzo. Wish management could privately contract Denchelakker for him.

I also hope VV is not carrying issues over from Zebbies, with regard to Major, who is a more proven goal scorer that Erasmus (as Mriyo has rightly pointed out) or any of the strikers we have.

posted: 2014-08-14 14:59:31

you spot on my man,Matlaba is working very hard because of this two guys Manyisa and Makole.there are not wingers

posted: 2014-08-14 16:03:29

fortune_ COWloba in your dreams

posted: 2014-08-15 08:59:33

I have said before there is no team here

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