MATCH CENTRE

WED 27 APRIL 2016, 15:00, OLEN PARK

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Cosmos held by Celtic

by BackPageTXT

Wed April 27, 17:02

Jomo Cosmos’ hopes of moving clear of the relegation zone at the bottom of the Absa Premiership were thwarted on Wednesday when they were held to a goalless draw by Bloemfontein Celtic at Olen Park.

Cosmos started the match aggressively, showing an urgency from the opening minutes which was reflected in Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb being forced into saves from Mician Mhone and Pentjie Zulu inside the opening quarter hour.

A few minutes later it was the visitors’ turn to threaten a goal, with Dumisani Zuma forcing Sherwyn Naicker into a good save, while Lyle Lakay directed a shot wide of the mark shortly thereafter to keep the home side’s defence on their toes.

The teams continued to trade chances up to half time, but the break arrived with the score line still blank. Early in the second half both teams shuffled their pack in midfield, with Celtic throwing on Vuyani Ntanga, while Cosmos introduced Mxolisi Machupu.

Scoring opportunities continued to flow at both ends, but a combination of poor finishing and some solid goalkeeping by Naicker and Tignyemb – with the latter producing an excellent save to deny Charlton Mashumba in the 76th minute – kept the game locked at 0-0.

The match finished goalless, with the result keeping Ezenkosi in 15th place – just one point ahead of bottom-of-the-log Maritzburg United – while Phunya Sele Sele stay in 12th place.

Jomo Cosmos 0
Bloemfontein Celtic 0

Cosmos: Naicker, Mngomezulu, Nsabiyumva, N. Khumalo, Jampies, Mhone (Aka 86’), Monare (Machupu 59’), Madolo (Mukamba 73’), Mntambo, Zulu, Mashumba

Celtic: Tignyemb, Letlabika, Dube, Lubisi (Rikhotso 84’), Matuka, Ndengane, Nyatama, Morena, Lakay (Ntanga 53’), Zuma (Lamola 78’), Abdul-Razak

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLEN PARK
JOMO COSMOS GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 2
JOMO COSMOS STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
89
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
31'
25
Defender
2
Defender
54'
2
5
Defender
86'
7
Midfielder
27
Defender
33
Midfielder
47'
84'
26
Defender
14
Midfielder
78'
42
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
53'
7
Midfielder
73'
8
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
59'
4
Midfielder
12
Forward/Striker
59'
23
Forward/Striker
74'
21
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mxolisi Macuphu
Midfielder
59'
30
Vuyani Ntanga
Midfielder
53'
15
Denver Mukamba
Forward/Striker
73'
30
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
78'
14
Brice Aka
Forward/Striker
86'
27
Tshepo Mbhazima Rikhotso
Defender
84'
22
CARDS
Cheslyn Jampies
Defender
31'
25
Aphiwe Lubisi
Midfielder
47'
26
Frederick Nsabiyumva
Defender
54'
2
Fiston Razak Abdul
Forward/Striker
74'
21
Linda Mntambo
Forward/Striker
59'
23
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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