Stars' winless run continues

2015-03-01 18:01
Lerato Lamola (Gallo Images)

Bloemfontein - Platinum Stars’ winless run in the league now stands at seven matches, with the Phokeng based outfit's 2-0 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday leaving them six points off the foot of the Absa Premiership table.

Dikwena have endured an extremely disappointing season thus far, having failed to successfully build on their double winning campaign.

Clinton Larsen's troops, though, are flying high with goals from Alfred Ndengane and Lerato Lamola moving them up to seventh in the league.

The visitors got off to the worst possible start. Poor defending from a Keagan Ritchie free-kick leaving Ndengane unmarked, the defender punishing Dikwena with aplomb to hand Celtic the lead in the second minute.

Allan Freese’s men went in search of an immediate reply and almost found one, Vincent Khumalo going close with a succession of shots from range.

His first forced Patrick Tignyemb into a stunning save, his second flew inches over the crossbar.

Stars bossed possession for the ensuing half hour, but it was Siwelele who doubled their lead in the 40th minute.

Lamola found a pocket of space on the edge of the area before firing in an unstoppable left-footed effort to move top of the goal scoring charts along with four other players.  

Despite Stars attempts in the second stanza, Celtic looked the more threatening in the final third with the duo of Thapelo Morena and Dumisani Zuma causing the Stars defenders all sorts of headaches.

Mahlatsi Makudubela and Eleazar Rodgers forced Tignyemb into two good saves near the end, but their efforts came to nothing as Siwelele hanged on to secure their seventh win of the season.


Bloemfontein Celtic (2) 0 (Ndegane 2' Lamola 40')
Platinum Stars 0


Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb; Ritchie, Fransman, Bilankulu (Letlabika 28'), Mzava, Ntanga (Motshegwa 61'), Ndengane, Nyatama, Morena, Zuma, Lamola (Mogorosi 73')

Platinum Stars: Dambe; Mere, Shitolo, Sithole, Masenamela, Mathe, Khumalo (Makudubela 67') Manaka (Mabena 54'), Moon (Ngele 57'), Segolela, Rodgers



What To Read Next


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
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
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...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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