PSL

Celtic down Platinum Stars

2012-08-22 22:12
Lennox Bacela (Backpage)
Bloemfontein - Bloemfontein Celtic recorded their first win of the season at home when they beat Platinum Stars 2-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Free State Stadium on Wednesday.

The tightly contested match was poorly attended. Celtic drew first blood via striker Siyabonga Nontshinga in the 4th minute after receiving a neat pass from Joel Mogorosi.

But the lead did not last long as Benson Mhlongo levelled matters in the 11th minute, tapping in with ease after capitalising on a blunder by keeper Patrick Tignyemb. Celtic returned from the break searching for the winning goal.

Celtic's striker Lennox Bacela came off the bench in the second segment to restore the lead in the 67th minute, beating Stars 'keeper Siyabonga Mpontshane and connecting a neat pass from Ruzaigh Gamaldien.

The result was morale-boosting for the home side after their 3-2 defeat by Black Leopards in their opening fixture of the season.

Stars were looking to build momentum after their 3-1 win over Moroka Swallows in their opening fixture.

The two sides squandered a few scoring chances in the both halves of the match. Mhlongo's powerful shot bounced off the upright back into play with the keeper well beaten, but there was no-one available to capitalise.

Read more on:    platinum stars  |  bloemfontein celtic  |  psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Fans rally behind Mashaba

2014-10-23 15:13

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route

The route of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic has been announced and it promises to be as challenging as ever!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

4 exercise excuses and how to beat them
Watch: Insane road bike skills!
The most extreme journey ever?
Red Bull Lionheart trail run - not for the fainthearted!
Fixtures
31 October 2014
Moroka Swallows v Platinum Stars, Dobsonville Stadium 20:00
Maritzburg United v University of Pretoria, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
01 November 2014
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
AmaZulu v Black Aces, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Polokwane City v Chippa United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 20:15
02 November 2014
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.