Absa Premiership

SuperSport frustrated by Celtic

2017-05-03 21:40
Alfred Ndengane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United were held to a goalless draw by Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership clash at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday.

The draw is a valuable one for Phunya Sele Sele, who remain in 12th place but now have a three-point buffer to the relegation zone, while Matsatsantsa stay in fifth, a full nine points off the pace of leaders Bidvest Wits.

The first chance of the match went the way of the visitors, with Celtic defender Alfred Ndengane heading wide at the far post following a set-piece in the sixth minute.

Just over 20 minutes later SuperSport showed their pace on the counter attack when they sprinted forward from a Celtic corner kick and Thabo Mnyamane forced a fine save out of Patrick Tignyemb with a powerful left-footed drive.

Celtic had the last clear chance of the first half in the 34th minute, with Lyle Lakay showing good skill to pick out Ayanda Dlamini with a cross from the right flank, but the striker was unable to turn the ball on target.

Dlamini almost had another great chance 10 minutes into the second half when Ronwen Williams fumbled a low shot from Lakay, but the goalkeeper recovered quickly to ensure the former AmaZulu striker didn’t have a tap-in.

SuperSport should have broken the deadlock in the 82nd minute: first they had the ball cleared off the line from a goalmouth scramble at a corner kick, followed seconds later by a volley from Thabo Mnyamane which brought out an acrobatic save from Tignyemb.

Those were the final clear chances, with the match ending 0-0. United will be in league action again this weekend when they face Polokwane City away on Saturday, while Celtic will have to wait until next Wednesday for their home game against Orlando Pirates.

 

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Fixtures
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Wits v Highlands Park, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 28 February 2020
Maritzburg United v Stellenbosch, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v AmaZulu, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Highlands Park, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Wits, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
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