MATCH CENTRE

SUN 17 APRIL 2016, 15:00, FREE STATE STADIUM

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Celtic steal draw against Tuks

by BackPageTXT

Sun April 17, 17:02

An 86th minute goal from Vuyani Ntanga saw Bloemfontein Celtic salvage a 1-1 draw against the University of Pretoria in an Absa Premiership match at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday.

The Phunya Sele Sele managed to steal a point from the jaws of defeat with the late goal that sees them move further away from the relegation zone.

The draw sees Celtic up to 12th on the table with 27 points from 25 matches.

The draw, on the other hand, for Tuks sees them still hovering dangerous close to the relegation zone.

Tuks are only one place and one point outside of the relegation zone with 21 points from 25 matches.

Celtic had the first real shot on goal in the 12th minute, but Thapelo Morena was superbly denied by the Tuks keeper.

A minute later the action was at the other end of the park with Atusaye Nyondo trying his luck from range, but this time the Celtic keeper made a good save.

That gave Tuks the confidence to attack and they began to pile pressure on the Celtic goal, but for the most part the home side’s defence held firm.

That was until the dying seconds of the opening half when a cross from the right flank by Getaneh Kebede was touched into the path of Thabo Nemukondeni i and he finished with aplomb from 14-yards out, 1-0.

Tuks continued to play some nice passing football and should have found their second goal just after the hour mark, but some poor finishing from Lennox Bacela saw him fail to convert in front of goal.

The miss proved costly as Celtic levelled matters in the 86th minute after superb 24-yard free-kick from Vuyani Ntanga found the top corner of the net, 1-1.

Bacela nearly stole victory in the 90th minute for Tuks, but the striker was superbly denied in a one-on-one situation with goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb earning his side a share of the spoils.

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 1 (Ntanga 86’)
University of Pretoria (1) 1 (Nemukondeni 45’)

Teams

Celtic: Tignyemb, Jooste, Lubisi, Ndengane, Letlabika, Phalane (Nyatama 44’), Lakay (Ntanga 76’), Morena, Abdoul, Matuka, Zuma (Lamola 52’).

Tuks: Coetsee, Jaure,Mwedihanga, Mthethwa, Sibande, Nemukondeni (Zwane 78’), Maruping, Getaneh (Chikohwa 55’), Mnyamane (Ketjijere 68’), Nyondo, Bacela.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FREE STATE STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA GOALS
15. Vuyani Ntanga (86') Innocent Nemukondeni (45')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
26
Defender
2
Defender
3
5
Defender
15
Midfielder
27
2
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
45'
79'
0
Midfielder
53'
42
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
44'
8
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
77'
7
Forward/Striker
17
Midfielder
12
Forward/Striker
55'
19
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
14
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Musa Nyatama
Midfielder
44'
4
Ian Chikohwa
Midfielder
55'
16
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
53'
14
Khethukuhle Zwane
Midfielder
79'
28
Vuyani Ntanga
Midfielder
77'
15
CARDS
Vuyani Ntanga
Midfielder
87'
15
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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