Absa Premiership

Roses get no Celtic favours

2015-02-23 08:42
Bloemfontein Celtic (File)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic cruised into the Nedbank Cup last 16 as they dispatched Roses United 3-0 at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium on Sunday.

Read: Roses face 'big brother' Celtic

National First Division side Roses were fighting an uphill battle for most of the game after Tumelo Tlou scored an early own goal to put his side on the back foot only three minutes into the game.

Roses tried to get themselves back in the game but couldn't find an opening and it got worse for them in the 21st minute when Botswana international Joel Mogorosi lobbed Roses goalkeeper Omony to make it 2-0.

Just a couple minutes later, Lyle Lakay came close to adding a third, but saw his effort cleared off the line. A water break followed, as both sides were struggling in the fierce Bloemfontein heat.

Roses made a push for a goal just before half time but Majake headed wide and Celtic goalkeeper Bongani Mpandle was forced to deal with a string of three free kicks before the referee blew his whistle for half time.

Roses continued searching for a way back into the game after the restart, putting Mojapelo on for Majake and stringing some passes together to threaten the Celtic goal.

However, Siwelele responded by tightening up at the back and putting on Gregory Maasdorp for Malawian striker Gabadinho Mhango.

More late substitutions followed as Roses replaced Mateba with Mofokeng and Celtic put on Jooste for Motshegwa after another substitute, Maasdorp, had his effort on goal saved by Omony.

Jooste didn't take long to make his mark on the game, getting fouled outside the box and then curling the subsequent free kick just wide of Omony's post.

Celtic finished the game off in the 90th minute when Mogorosi scored his second goal, making sure his team go through to the last 16 at the expense of their neighbours.

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