Absa Premiership

Ten-man Wits thrash Celtic

2013-08-09 20:25
Papy Faty (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Two quick goals from Sibusiso Vilakazi and Gatenah Kedebe were enough for Wits to send Bloemfontein Celtic crashing out of the 2013 MTN8 quarter-finals before Papy Faty’s knockout blow gave the hosts a 3-0 win.

The game got off to a dynamic start with Wits forcing Celtic to spend time in their own half defending, but it wasn’t long before the away side found their rhythm.

On the 13th minute Faty thought he had scored for Wits only for the match official to disallow the goal after spotting an infringement in the box.

However, it wasn’t long before Wits broke the deadlock. On the 21st minute, Wolff struck a shot from distance and when Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb thought he had saved it, Vilakazi followed with a rebounded volley to make it 1-0.

The Clever Boys were growing in confidence and two minutes later they struck again when Kedebe received a ball inside box and calmly slotted past Tignyemb after a beautiful build up.

With Celtic giving the home side the space to attack, Wits forward Ryan Chapman almost made it 3-0 around the half hour mark when he was allowed to turn and shoot inside the box.

Just before half-time Musa Nyatama wasted a glorious opportunity to pull his team back into the game. With only the 'keeper to beat inside the box, the 25 year old pulled his attempt wide.

A minute later a disorganised Celtic found themselves clearing Chapman’s attempt off the line.

Clinton Larsen’s side looked rejuvenated at the start of the second half with Vuyani Ntanga almost finding a goal, but the home side managed to weather the storm.

Right on the hour mark, the home side were reduced to ten men when Keamogetse Wolff was sent off for a second bookable offence. That did not dampen the Clever Boys’ spirit as they continued to attack.

Despite Phunya Sele Sele enjoying more ball possession after Wolff’s red card, nothing really materialised.

With Celtic pushing forward in search of a goal, Wits broke out and Faty delivered the knockout blow in the 92nd minute as he rounded Tignyemb to make it 3-0.

Scorers:

Wits (2) 3 (Vilakazi 21’, Kebede 23’, Faty 92’)

Bloemfontein Celtic 0

Teams:

Wits: Josephs; Pule, Wolff, Booth, Bilankulu; Pattison, Nengomasha, Vilakazi (Sibande 92’), Faty; Chapman (Kadi 77’), Kedebe (Mngonyama 64’)

Celtic: Tignyemb, Mahoa, Nthethe, Letlabika, Mzava, Lakay (Buchanan 80’), Leonard (Gamildien 56’), Mogorosi, Motlhaping, Nyatama, Ntanga (Mutuma 57’)  

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