FULL TIME: Despite an improved second half for the visitors, Bloemfontein Celtic hold on for a deserved 2-1 win.
Substitution: Celtic make a late change to run down the clock. Nyundu is on for Mabena.
There will be five minutes of added time to be played at the end of the half, certainly enough time for an equaliser.
CHance! Another missed shot from Celtic as they fire over the bar from the far side.
Arrows continue to put pressure on the home side in the closing moments as they go in search of a late equaliser. A much improved showing for Arrows in the second half.
Substitution: Jooste comes on for Mahachi.
Chance! Mzava now clears for a corner after Gumede comes off the line and is almost beaten. Less than 10 minutes to play here.
Substitution: Maruping comes on for Letsoalo.
Chance! Venter now with a shot, but it's off target.
Ndwandwe does well to feed Chideu in the box. The substitute looks to turn but Celtic stand firm and clear.
Hotto takes a corner for Celtic, put pushes it way past the far post from the near side.
Another water break is taken on this hot day.. Play resumes with 20 minutes of normal time remaining.
GOAL! Substitute Chideu pulls one back for the visitors after the ball comes off the crossbar. Game on!
Substitution: Change for the home side as Maema goes off for Dlamini.
Chance! Double save from Tignyemb! First the stopper does well to deal with a deflection before denying Mutizwa with a good dive.
Substitution: Chideu is on for Lamola.
An hour gone here and Bloem still in control.
Generally better from Arrows at the moment. There's a miscue in defence from Celtic as Dube feeds the ball into the box, but the visitors can't take advantage of it in any way.
Venter trying to force the way through the Celtic defence on the edge of the box. Again, Celtic strong at the back.
Chance! Bloemfontein Celtic counter well once again but the headed attempt on goal is wide.
Arrows win a rare corner but fail to make it count.
Chance! Arrows defence is caught napping again but the Celtic shot is narrowly wide. Nearly a gift.
Substitution: There's a half time change as Venter replaces Magubane.
SECOND HALF: We're back underway at the Dr Molemela Stadium.
HALF TIME: Bloem head into the break with a comfortable lead.
GOAL! Rikhotso does well to keep the ball in play on the far side. His cross is deep for Hotto, who plays a brilliant one-two on the edge of the area. He gets the ball back and chips brilliantly over Gumede. 2-0, game over?
There will be three minutes of added time.
Better from Arrows, who switch the play from Mahachi on the far side to Ndwandwe but the latter is under too much pressure, surrounded by three Celtic players.
Chance! Celtic with another two corners that result in the ball being passed back to Baloyi who has a shot that goes over the bar.
Mzava with another clearance from the box. Celtic are putting Arrows under continuous pressure here.
Celtic try to double their lead with a cheeky chip from range but Gumede remains calm and collects.
Chance! Maema with the shot for Celtic but it's over the bar.
GOAL! A run down the flank from Celtic, the ball is fed into the box, Gumede cant control the cross and Letsoalo easily chips the ball in for the opening goal.
Play stops once again to allow both sides a quick water break. Play has resumed.
Mahachi goes on a strong run before delivering a ball into the box from the near side but it comes to nothing.
Chance! Tignyemb does well to come off his line and make the tackle which denies Lamola getting on the end of a good through ball.
After a wave of Celtic corners, Mathiane clears the ball from the box again as the home side continue to put pressure on Arrows.
Opening ten minutes played here at the Dr Molemela stadium and we're still awaiting the opening goal of the match.
Chance for Bloem Celtic as Hotto once again breaks forward, getting on the end of a pass up the middle of the pitch. Gumede does well to come off his line and make a save.
Mahachi is bought down inside the Celtic half and Arrows win a free-kick. It's played deep to the far corner but the home side defend well and clear.
Hotto moves the play forward up the near side for Celtic and crosses into the box but the visitors clear the danger.
Chance! Celtic break on the counter after Arrows lose possession from a throw in. The shot is wide.
KICK OFF: And we're underway!
Arrows XI: Gumede, Dube, Mathiane, Mzava, Nkombelo, Bilankulu, Ndwandwe, Mahachi, Lamola, Magubane, Mutitzwa.
Subs: Naicker, Buthelezi, Molefe, Chideu, Jooste, Nonyane, Venter.
Bloem XI: Tignyemb, Pfumbidzai, Rikhotso, Ndengane, Letsoalo, Maema, Gordinho, Baloyi, Hotto, Mabena, Phalane.
Subs: Chaine, Lubisi, Maruping, Mashikinya, Nyundu, Motshegwa, Dlamini.
Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of today's Absa Premiership clash between Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows, live from the Dr Molemela Stadium.
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