Arrows' fate virtually sealed

2014-04-16 21:53
Shaun Bartlett (Gallo Images)
Durban - Golden Arrows have failed to end their winless streak in the PSL when they played to a 1-1 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night.
Frank Mhango fired the visitors ahead a few minutes into the second half before Manti Moholo levelled matters for the host midway through the half.
Arthur Bartman was called into making the first save of the match in the opening minute of the game, using his right hand to palm away a long range effort from Wandisile Letlabika.
Lerato Lamola also came close for the visitors in the 10th minute but he was denied by a well-timed tackle from Siyanda Zwane after he was played through the centre of the box.
Arrows then created a couple of chances of their own with Festus Mbewe sending his overhead attempt wide of goal in the 16th minute, while Manti Moholo fired straight at Patrick Tignyemb six minutes later.
Bartman also proved to be alert at the other end as he stopped a low shot from Frank Mhango in the 26th minute, before denying the same player nine minutes later.
The last chances of the half fell for the hosts with Zwane blasting his shot across goal from the right in the 39th minute, while Rudolf Bester’s low effort resulted in a comfortable save for Tignyemb in the 43rd minute.
The opening goal came in the 56th minute when Mhango controlled a square pass from Tumelo Mogapi inside the box before placing his shot into the bottom right corner.
Arrows equalised in the 65th minute when Moholo received a pass from Philani Shange outside the box before beating Tignyemb with the aid of a deflection.
The visitors almost restored their lead a minute later but Bartman made a good save at his near post to keep out a solid strike from Lamola.
Celtic were reduced to ten men in the 75th minute when Tumelo Mogapi was given his marching orders following a dangerous tackle on Thanduyise Khuboni.
Arrows came close to stealing maximum points in added time but Bongi Ntuli shot high and wide from inside the box, while Mbewe saw his shot cleared before the line by a defender as the match ended 1-1.

Golden Arrows (0) 1 (Moholo 65’)
Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 1 (Mhango 56’)

Golden Arrows: Bartman, Zwane, Musonda, Mngwengwe, Sikhakhane, Khuboni, Moholo, Bester (Shange 62’), Mbewe, Katongo, Ntuli
Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb, Bilankulu, Letlabika, Nkausu (Ntanga 20’), Daniels, Nyatama (Jooste 87’), Gabonamong, Mogapi, Mzava, Mhango (Mogorosi 72’), Lamola

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