Absa Premiership

Late Lakay goal rescues draw for Celtic

2017-04-30 18:19
Lyle Lakay (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - An 80th minute goal from Lyle Lakay rescued a point for Bloemfontein Celtic as they played to a 1-1 draw against Baroka FC in an Absa Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

While the point does not help their situation too much in terms of their relegation concerns, it does see Celtic move up to 12th place on the table with 25 points from 25 matches. Still, they are only two points away from the relegation zone.

Baroka, on the other hand, are in the thick of the relegation scrap with the draw leaving them placed second from bottom on the Absa Premiership log with 23 points from 26 matches, only a point above bottom placed Highlands Park.

The opening stages of the match belonged to Baroka as they opened the scoring in the eight minute when Mzwanele Mahashe powerfully headed home a Punch Masenamela cross, 1-0.

The side from Bloemfontein came close to finding the equaliser on the half hour mark, but Ayanda Dlamini’s long range effort sailed over the target.

In the 40th minute Baroka nearly scored their second when Jose Garcia unleashed a fine strike from the edge of the box, but he was denied by Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb.

Celtic entered the half-time break trailing by a goal.

The second half started very slowly with both sides struggling to creat goal scoring chances due to some poor passing in the final third.

Baroka had the perfect chance to wrap-up the game in the 70th minute when substitute Victor Letsoalo broke through on goal, but he was denied in a one-on-one with Tignyemb.

Ten minutes later Celtic managed to level matters when a great strike from Lyle Lakay hit the back of the net, 1-1.

Celtic pushed players in forward in search of the winner late on, but could not break down the Baroka defence as the two teams settled for a share of the spoils.

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