Cape Town - The
Absa Premiership encounter between Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic could
not produce goals as both sides settled for a dull 0-0 stalemate at Bidvest
Wits Stadium on Saturday night.
the draw, Clinton Larsen’s men are placed at position five on the log with 14
points from nine matches and the hosts move to the second spot with 17 points.
Hunt’s men showed some rustiness in the beginning of the match as Siwelele
moved forward probing for an early goal, with Moeneeb Josephs having to produce
a great save to deny a goal bound header in the opening 10 minutes by Lerato
Wits displayed great touches in Siwelele’s half and a good delivery by Daine
Klate from a cross was dealt with by Clinton Larsen’s defence.
minutes later, Lamola tried a spectacular overhead kick, however, his effort
went wide, failing to trouble Josephs and once again.
Wits were beginning to find their feet, Phakamani Mahlambi was fouled and Klate
struck the set piece it well but Patrick Tignyemb was awake between the posts
and saved for a corner.
30 minutes of action, Mahlambi unleashed a powerful cracker from range and gave
the Cameroonian keeper worries as the ball went inches over the bar.
remaining 15 minutes of the first stanza couldn’t produce scoring opportunities
with both outfits heading to the tunnel level pegged at 0-0.
the second stanza, Mahlambi made a great move inside from the right in the 68th minute, however, he fired a low shot which failed to give Tignyemb a headache.
Hunt substituted Klate and introduced Sibusiso Vilakazi and he immediately
showed his skill in the middle of the park moving past a number of challenges
but his final pass fails to find the intended target in the 76th minute.
the dying minutes, it was clear that both teams would not find goals as they
wasted a number of chances, and Henrico Botes received a wonderful pass in the
penalty area, he turned and fired over the bar not giving Tignyemb a chance to
produce a fine save.
in their follow up attempt with four minutes to go, Phumlani Ntshangase hit a
powerful shot but failed to hit the target and both teams settled for one point