Bloemfontein Celtic
2 - 1
Golden Arrows
2018/01/07 | 15:30 |  South African PSL | Dr Molemela Stadium, Botshabelo |  Full Time
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Bloemfontein Celtic Golden Arrows
  • 29' Sepana Letsoalo
    45' Deon Hotto
    2 Goals 1 69' Thomas Chideu
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  • 95'

    FULL TIME: Despite an improved second half for the visitors, Bloemfontein Celtic hold on for a deserved 2-1 win.

  • 93'

    Substitution: Celtic make a late change to run down the clock. Nyundu is on for Mabena.

  • 90'

    There will be five minutes of added time to be played at the end of the half, certainly enough time for an equaliser.

  • 88'

    CHance! Another missed shot from Celtic as they fire over the bar from the far side.

  • 86'

    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.

  • 83'

    Substitution: Jooste comes on for Mahachi.

  • 81'

    Chance! Mzava now clears for a corner after Gumede comes off the line and is almost beaten. Less than 10 minutes to play here.

  • 78'

    Substitution: Maruping comes on for Letsoalo.

  • 77'

    Chance! Venter now with a shot, but it's off target.

  • 77'

    Ndwandwe does well to feed Chideu in the box. The substitute looks to turn but Celtic stand firm and clear.

  • 74'

    Hotto takes a corner for Celtic, put pushes it way past the far post from the near side.

  • 70'

    Another water break is taken on this hot day.. Play resumes with 20 minutes of normal time remaining.

  • 69'

    GOAL! Substitute Chideu pulls one back for the visitors after the ball comes off the crossbar. Game on!

  • 65'

    Substitution: Change for the home side as Maema goes off for Dlamini.

  • 64'

    Chance! Double save from Tignyemb! First the stopper does well to deal with a deflection before denying Mutizwa with a good dive.

  • 62'

    Substitution: Chideu is on for Lamola.

  • 60'

    An hour gone here and Bloem still in control.

  • 56'

    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.

  • 54'

    Venter trying to force the way through the Celtic defence on the edge of the box. Again, Celtic strong at the back.

  • 52'

    Chance! Bloemfontein Celtic counter well once again but the headed attempt on goal is wide.

  • 50'

    Arrows win a rare corner but fail to make it count.

  • 47'

    Chance! Arrows defence is caught napping again but the Celtic shot is narrowly wide. Nearly a gift.

  • 46'

    Substitution: There's a half time change as Venter replaces Magubane.

  • 46'

    SECOND HALF: We're back underway at the Dr Molemela Stadium.

  • 48'

    HALF TIME: Bloem head into the break with a comfortable lead.

  • 47'

    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?

  • 45'

    There will be three minutes of added time.

  • 41'

    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.

  • 40'

    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.

  • 36'

    Mzava with another clearance from the box. Celtic are putting Arrows under continuous pressure here.

  • 33'

    Celtic try to double their lead with a cheeky chip from range but Gumede remains calm and collects.

  • 30'

    Chance! Maema with the shot for Celtic but it's over the bar.

  • 28'

    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.

  • 25'

    Play stops once again to allow both sides a quick water break. Play has resumed.

  • 21'

    Mahachi goes on a strong run before delivering a ball into the box from the near side but it comes to nothing.

  • 18'

    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.

  • 14'

    After a wave of Celtic corners, Mathiane clears the ball from the box again as the home side continue to put pressure on Arrows.

  • 10'

    Opening ten minutes played here at the Dr Molemela stadium and we're still awaiting the opening goal of the match.

  • 7'

    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.

  • 6'

    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.

  • 4'

    Hotto moves the play forward up the near side for Celtic and crosses into the box but the visitors clear the danger.

  • 3'

    Chance! Celtic break on the counter after Arrows lose possession from a throw in. The shot is wide.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF: And we're underway!

  • 0'

    Arrows XI: Gumede, Dube, Mathiane, Mzava, Nkombelo, Bilankulu, Ndwandwe, Mahachi, Lamola, Magubane, Mutitzwa. Subs: Naicker, Buthelezi, Molefe, Chideu, Jooste, Nonyane, Venter.

  • 0'

    Bloem XI: Tignyemb, Pfumbidzai, Rikhotso, Ndengane, Letsoalo, Maema, Gordinho, Baloyi, Hotto, Mabena, Phalane. Subs: Chaine, Lubisi, Maruping, Mashikinya, Nyundu, Motshegwa, Dlamini.

  • 0'

    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.

Team Line-ups
Bloemfontein Celtic Golden Arrows
  • Ronald Pfumbidzai
  • Deon Hotto
  • Lantshene Phalane
  • Ndumiso Mabena
  • Sepana Letsoalo
  • Mbhazima Rikhotso
  • Neo Maema
  • Lorenzo Gordinho
  • Alfred Ndengane
  • Amour Tignyemb
  • Lucky Baloyi
  • 3
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 13
  • 22
  • 24
  • 25
  • 27
  • 30
  • 35
  • 2
  • 5
  • 11
  • 14
  • 19
  • 20
  • 27
  • 28
  • 32
  • 37
  • 41
  • Zolani Nkombelo
  • Limbikani Mzava
  • Kudakwashe Mahachi
  • Siyabonga Dube
  • Knox Mutizwa
  • Trevor Mathiane
  • Siphelele Magubane
  • Musa Bilankulu
  • Nkosingiphile Gumede
  • Velemseni Ndwandwe
  • Lerato Lamola
Substitutions
  • Kabelo Dlamini
  • Mpho Maruping
  • Given Mashikinya
  • Aphiwe Lubisi
  • Sipho Chaine
  • Jacky Motshegwa
  • Roggert Nyundu
  • 4
  • 6
  • 18
  • 26
  • 31
  • 33
  • 45
  • 3
  • 4
  • 9
  • 17
  • 18
  • 24
  • 33
  • Mzwandile Buthelezi
  • Danny Venter
  • Thomas Chideu
  • Wayde Jooste
  • Lehlohonolo Nonyane
  • Thabo Molefe
  • Sherwyn Naicker

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