MATCH CENTRE

WED 02 NOVEMBER 2016, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
0

Celtic suffer yet another defeat

by BackPageTXT

Wed November 02, 21:46

Bloemfontein Celtic suffered a second successive Absa Premiership defeat with the Free State side falling to a 1-0 loss against Cape Town City at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Lehlohonolo Majoro with the only goal of the game as City remain in fifth place on the log standings, Phunya Sele continue to fight at the wrong end of the table with the club in 13th spot as focus switches to the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout Cup.

Bloemfontein Celtic did all the early running, but were unable to covert a catalogue of chances as they were ultimately made to rue their failure to build on a positive start.

Atusaye Nyondo looked the most likely to score with the Malawi international unable to direct a pin-point cross by Dumisani Zuma on target in the 13th minute of the match.

Moeketsi Mvula was also guilty of squandering a chance soon after, before Nyondo saw his header attempt canon off the woodwork with 21 minutes on the clock.

The miss rather summed up Celtic's season thus far with Majoro finding the opener for the hosts two minutes later. The former Orlando Pirates striker well positioned to guide Wandisile Letlabika's attempted back-pass into the back of the net to the frustration of the Siwelele technical team.

Chances were few and far between for the rest of the half with the teams unable to build on what was a lively start to the clash.

Majoro had a chance to complete his double just short of the hour mark, but he was unable to direct his attempt on target having sneaked in between the Phunya Sele Sele defence.

Samora Motloung was rather untested throughout regulation time, but the City goal-minder who replaced Shu-Aib Walters in the starting eleven, stood firm in the third minute of stoppage time to deny Celtic on two occasions as the hosts held on for all three points.

Cape Town City (1) 1 (Majoro 23')
Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 0

Cape Town City: Motloung; Mkhize, Gumede, Mokeke, Seedat, Masina (Jayiya 68'), Ndoda (Mashikinya 61'), Matsi, Ngoma (Adjei 87') - Manyama, Majoro

Bloemfontein Celtic: Mtshali; Dube, Rikhotso, Letlabika, Jampies - Zuma, Ndengane, Maruping (Phalane 84'), Hotto (Lakay 46') - Mvula (Razak 55'), Nyondo

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
45. Lehlohonolo Majoro (23')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
41
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
79'
2
Defender
90'
25
Defender
27
Midfielder
87'
11
5
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
82'
8
Midfielder
46'
11
Midfielder
40'
23
Midfielder
42
Midfielder
26'
61'
26
Midfielder
84'
6
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
3
Forward/Striker
23'
45
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
68'
24
Forward/Striker
55'
28
SUBSTITUTIONS
Given Mashikinya
Midfielder
61'
17
Lyle Lakay
Midfielder
46'
7
Bhongolwethu Jayiya
Forward/Striker
68'
10
Fiston Razak Abdul
Forward/Striker
55'
21
Joseph Adjei
Defender
87'
32
Lantshene Phalane
Midfielder
84'
8
CARDS
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
26'
26
Cheslyn Jampies
Defender
90'
25
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
40'
23
Thamsanqa Mkhize
Defender
79'
2
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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