MATCH CENTRE

SUN 27 SEPTEMBER 2015, 15:00, TUKS STADIUM

0
VS
2

Celtic beat Tuks to go third

by Staff Reporter

Sun September 27, 17:30

Helder Pelembe’s brace gave Bloemfontein Celtic their second successive Absa Premiership victory when they beat University of Pretoria 2-0 at Tuks Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Following the win, coach Clinton Larsen’s men moved to third spot on the log standings with 13 points whilst the Tshwane side move to the 14th spot on the log with four points from six league matches.

Although the match started on a low note in a sunny Pretoria, the hosts were the better side when it comes to moving the ball around although they couldn’t produce a threatening chance in the opening stages of the tie.

In the 13th Getaneh Kebede took a shot towards goal, but his effort couldn’t trouble the goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb.

The Ethiopian unleashed another shot in the 31st minute but it went wide hitting the right of the net.

In an aim to make a quick response, Thapelo Morena also tried to open the scoring for the visitors but also missed the target in the 39th minute.

However, with three minutes to go to the interval, Pelembe received a beautiful cross from the left through Thabang Matuka and he connected beautifully to hand Siwelele the lead in the opening half, 1-0.

The Free State side began their second half with a bang as the Mozambican forward completed his brace with only two minutes into the second stanza.

Sammy Troughton’s men could not trouble Siwelele’s defence in most instances despite enjoying much of the ball possession and time slowly ran against them, but Thabo Mnyamane tried a shot at goal with 15 minutes to go, however, it went wide.

With a sense of urgency lacking from the Tshwane side, Celtic continued to push forward aiming to get their third goal with skipper Bevan Fransman trying a shot, but goalkeeper Washington Arubi made a save.

The game ended 2-0 in favour of Celtic.

University of Pretotia: 0
Bloemfontein Celtic: (1) 2 (Pelembe 42’, 47’)

University of Pretotia: Arubi, Mwedihanga, Monyai, Gwala, Jaure, Mnyamane, Ketjijere, Ntombayithethi (Mathosi 58’), Zwane, Kebede (Maruping 67’), Nyondo

Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb, Fransman, Ndengane, Letlabika (Rikhotso 47’), Bilankulu, Matuka, Phalane (Buchanan 76’), Lakay (Nyatama 45’), Pelembe, Morena, Massa

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH TUKS STADIUM
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
24. Helder Pelembe (42')
24. Helder Pelembe (46')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
27
Defender
16
Defender
15
Defender
58'
2
Defender
4
Defender
48'
5
2
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
14'
28
Midfielder
76'
8
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
46'
7
Midfielder
60'
8
Midfielder
12
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
82'
17
Forward/Striker
67'
19
Forward/Striker
42'
46'
24
Forward/Striker
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lucky Mathosi
Forward/Striker
60'
9
Musa Nyatama
Midfielder
46'
4
Mpho Maruping
Midfielder
67'
7
Tshepo Mbhazima Rikhotso
Defender
48'
22
Keagan Buchanan
Midfielder
76'
6
CARDS
Khethukuhle Zwane
Midfielder
14'
28
Thabang Matuka
Defender
58'
2
Geofrey Massa
Forward/Striker
82'
17
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
GALLERY
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