MATCH CENTRE

SAT 12 SEPTEMBER 2015, 20:15, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

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Celtic too strong for Maritzburg

by Staff Reporter

Sat September 12, 22:26

Goals from Thapelo Morena and Musa Nyatama took Bloemfontein Celtic to a 2-1 win away to Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership match at Harry Gwala Stadium.

It was the home side Maritzburg who started on the attack and showed more hunger towards victory as Kurt Lentjies tried his luck.

In the 12th minute United played a great one-two going forward and Patrick Tignyemb made a good save to stop Lentjies from giving them the lead.

Celtic tried to come back in the game as Musa Nyatama pulled a powerful shot from range in the 26th minute but unfortunately he missed the target.

Six minutes later Pelembe wasted a good opportunity to give his side the lead but his header got stuck in the side netting.

In the 40th minute it was Thapelo Morena who broke the deadlock with a goal that deflected from a Maritzburg United defender and Virgil Vries couldn’t hold it.

Just in the dying minutes towards the end of the first half Siwelele doubled their score and this time it came courtesy of Nyatama with a diving head after a great ball work by Lyle Lakay and Tumelo Mogapi.

In the second half, Mohamed Anas came in for Mondli Cele and his first move nearly saw him registering his name on the score sheet, but Vuyani Ntanga cleared ball from the goal line.

In the 60th minute Lakay tried catching Vries off his line but the goalkeeper managed to dive and save the ball.

Three minutes later Anas came back again to search for a goal but Tignyemb did well to parry the ball away.

In the last ten minutes of the match it was United that were in charge, with Shai pushing hard for a goal, but Clinton Larsen’s boys were solid at the back.

Substitute John Paintsil, who came in for the injured Kwanda Mngomanya, tried a long shot from range but it missed the target.

In the 86th minute Lerato Lamola wasted another good scoring opportunity. Despite this missed chance, Celtic ended up walking away with the full three points.

Maritzburg United 0

Bloemfontein Celtic (2) 2 (Morena 40’, Nyatama 45’)

Maritzburg: Vries, Mngonyama (Paintsil 67’), Teyise, P. Zulu, Mkhize, Lentjies (Makaringe 74’), Shai, Mokate, Cele (Anas 45’), De Jong, Mekoa

Celtic: Tignyemb, Fransman, Mogapi, Bilankulu, Letlabika, Nyatama, Lakay, Morena (Dube 59’), Ntanga (Phalane 49’), Ndengane, Pelembe (Lamola 75’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
12. Thapelo Morena (39')
4. Musa Nyatama (44')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
23
Defender
16
Defender
27
5
Defender
6
Midfielder
27
Defender
56'
0
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
73'
29
Midfielder
44'
90'
4
Midfielder
67'
45
Midfielder
39'
59'
12
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
49'
15
Forward/Striker
28
Forward/Striker
75'
24
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mohammed Anas
Forward/Striker
46'
9
Lantshene Phalane
Midfielder
49'
8
Fortunate Makarine
Midfielder
73'
13
Mthokozisi Dube
Midfielder
59'
3
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
75'
14
CARDS
Mohammed Anas
Forward/Striker
54'
9
Musa Nyatama
Midfielder
90'
4
Tumelo Mogapi
Defender
56'
0
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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