Tuks, Bloem Celtic share spoils

2013-04-03 22:27
Vincent Kobola (Backpage)
Pretoria - The University of Pretoria continued their winless streak with a 1-1 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic an Absa Premiership encounter at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday night.
A third minute own goal by Vincent Kobola was cancelled out by an Aubrey Ngoma’s strike on the half hour mark.
Celtic dominated the early exchanges as they looked to avenge their humiliating loss over the course of the Easter weekend.
The early pressure paid off for the away side as early as the third minute of the game. Vincent Kobola guided the ball into his own net past a helpless Washington Arubi to give Phunya Sele Sele the lead.
AmaTuks’ first chance of the game came through an Aubrey Ngoma free kick in the ninth minute of the game. Ngoma hit the ball sweetly from the edge of the area, but Patrick Tignyemb managed to direct the ball into the path of his teammates who cleared away from danger.
Ngoma equalised for the University side on the half hour mark after sustained possession in Celtic’s half.  Mpho Matsi played a neat ball through to Ngoma, who beat the offside trap and smartly rounded Tignyemb before passing the ball into the empty net.
The elusive midfielder had a chance to give his side the lead going into the break. Ngoma’s powerful free-kick evaded everyone in the box and Tignyemb was forced into a good save to keep the score all tied up.
Phunya Sele Sele controlled the early proceedings but AmaTuks fought back well and ended the first half the stronger of the two sides.
Celtic started the second half the strongest of the two sides as they looked to snap up an early goal. Despite Celtic’s early pressure it was the home side who created the first chance of the second stanza in the 75th minute of the game.
Ngoma yet again outsmarted the Celtic defence and laid it on a plate for second half substituted Ayanda Lubelo, but the midfielder could only manage to direct his effort straight at the Siwelele shot stopper.
AmaTuks created another good chance three minutes later through Lionel Mutizwa. Bongani Zunga made a good run from deep before passing to the Zimbabwean on the edge of the area, but the midfielder’s shot was comfortably gathered by Tignyemb.
Both sides had chances from free kicks at the end of the game but they failed to capitalise, subsequently the game ended with one goal apiece.

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