PSL

Bloem Celtic claim late win

2012-11-11 18:23
Bloemfontein Celtic (File)
Bloemfontein - A solitary goal from Lerato Manzini in the 92nd minute of Bloemfontein Celtic’s Premiership match against AmaZulu saw them win 1-0 at the Free State Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
 
The result sees the side from Bloemfontein into the top eight of the league standings with 13 points while the loss for Usuthu sees them remain in 14th place with only eight points.
 
The Phunya Sele Sele have notoriously been slow starters in their last couple of competitive matches and it was no different in Sunday’s match.
 
The home team were a little disjointed and struggled to string passes together which allowed AmaZulu to control the early exchanges in the match.
 
In the 11th minute Marc Van Heerden came close to opening the scoring when he curled a 25-yard free-kick around the defensive wall and towards goal, but Patrick Tignyemb produced a great save to deny him.
 
Two minutes later, though, and Tignyemb should have seen red, but luckily for Celtic the referee made the wrong decision.
 
Sifiso Vilakazi was through on goal and just had the keeper to beat, but as the AmaZulu striker rounded the keeper, Tignyemb appeared to pull him down. The referee, though, waved away the penalty appeals and instead showed Vilakazi a yellow card for diving.
 
Thereafter, Celtic found their rhythm and created their first chance on goal in the 26th minute.
 
Ruzaigh Gamildien cut into the box from the right flank, but saw his low 16-yard shot well saved by the keeper diving low to his left.
 
Gamildien was in the thick of the action again three minutes before the half time whistle when an over hit right wing cross was nodded back into the danger area, but the Celtic man fired over from 12-yards out,
 
The half ended 0-0.
 
The second half saw both sides struggling to really create any threat in front of goal and when they did get in shooting range, both teams finishing was poor.
 
The game looked to be heading for a draw until a deadly finish from Manzini in the 92ne minute handed Celtic all three points.
 
A deep cross from the left was chested into the path of Mazini by Gamildien and the Celtic man produced a great finish to steal the win, 1-0.

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