Leopards, Celtic share spoils

2012-12-19 22:14
Mongezi Bobe (Gallo Images)
Bloemfontein - Black Leopards ended their two-match losing streak in the Absa Premiership when they held Bloemfontein Celtic to a 1-1 draw at the Free State Stadium on Wednesday night.
Mongezi Bobe scored the equalising goal for his side late in the first half after Celtic had taken the lead through Lerato Manzini.
The first chance of the match fell for the away side in the 11th minute as Thomas Madimba connected with a cross from Joshua Obaje, only to send his shot wide of the target.
Clinton Larsen’s men then took the lead in the 28th minute as Manzini buried his shot into the back of the net after his initial headed attempt had been saved by Posnet Omony, 1-0.
However, the lead last for just four minutes before Bobe netted the equaliser for his side will a well-taken strike from just outside the box which found its way to the bottom corner, 1-1.
The hosts had a chance to restore their advantage in the 43rd minute, but Jacky Motshegwa fire his shot over the bar as the two sides went into the break deadlocked at 1-1.
Six minutes into the second half Patrick Tignyemb produced an excellent save to deny Brian Amidu, who had unleashed a powerful strike from the right side of the box.
Then in the 54th minute Lyle Lakay delivered a dangerous corner into the box, but Mogorosi was unable to make full use of his chance as he headed wide of goal.
The rest of the half saw both sides continuing to press forward in search of the winning goal, but they were unable to find to make those killer passes to create clear-cut openings.
Mogorosi did fire another shot a shot on target in the 75th minute, but Omony wasn’t too troubled as he made the save.
The last chance of the match fell for Celtic defender Johannes Motlhaping in the 87th minute, but his header struck the outside of the post as the two sides were forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Bloemfontein Celtic (1) 1 (Manzini 28’)
Black Leopards (1) 1 (Bobe 32’)


Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb, Mahoa, Nthethe, Motlhaping, Lakay (Gamildien 68’), Mogorosi, Duiker, Arwuah (Motshegwa 32’), Bacela (Lentjies 83’), Manzini, Leonard
Black Leopards: Omony, Xakane (Ntshingila 73’), Khoza, Nyirenda, Mugananga, Bobe, Madimba, Obaje, Amidu (Monama 59’), Manaka (Mabusela 89’), Dzaga

Read more on:    black leopards  |  bloemfontein celtic  |  psl  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Lancaster comes out guns blazing
Namibia's Bothma banned
LIVE: New Zealand v Tonga
Boks more focused after Japan shock
17 October 2015
Golden Arrows v Bloemfontein Celtic, Chatsworth Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
Wits v Jomo Cosmos, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Black Aces, FNB Stadium 20:15
18 October 2015
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Ajax Cape Town, Moruleng Stadium 15:30
20 October 2015
SuperSport United v Golden Arrows, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Jomo Cosmos v Kaizer Chiefs, Olen Park 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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