MATCH CENTRE

SUN 30 APRIL 2017, 15:00, NEW PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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Late goal from Lakay rescues draw for Celtic

by Brian Lee

Sun April 30, 17:18

An 80th minute goal from Lyle Lakay rescued a point for Bloemfontein Celtic as they played to a 1-1 draw against Baroka FC in an Absa Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba stadium on Sunday afternoon.

While the point does not help their situation too much in terms of their relegation concerns it does see Celtic move up to 12th place on the table with 25 points from 25 matches. Still, they are only two points away from the relegation zone.

Baroka, on the other hand, are in the thick of the relegation scrap with the draw leaving them placed second from bottom on the Absa Premiership log with 23 points from 26 matches, only a point above bottom placed Highlands Park.

The opening stages of the match belonged to Baroka as they opened the scoring in the eight minute when Mzwanele Mahashe powerfully headed home a Punch Masenamela cross, 1-0.

The side from Bloemfontein came close to finding the equaliser on the half hour mark, but Ayanda Dlamini’s long range effort sailed over the target.

In the 40th minute Baroka nearly scored their second when Jose Garcia unleashed a fine strike from the edge of the box, but he was denied by Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb.

Celtic entered the half time break trailing by a goal.

The second half started very slowly with both sides struggling to creat goal scoring chances due to some poor passing in the final third.

Baroka had the perfect chance to wrap-up the game in the 70th minute when substitute Victor Letsoalo broke through on goal, but he was denied in a one-on-one with Tignyemb.

Ten minutes later Celtic managed to level matters when a great strike from Lyle Lakay hit the back of the net, 1-1.

Celtic pushed players in forward in search of the winner late on, but could not break down the Baroka defence as the two teams settled for a share of the spoils.

Baroka FC (1) 1 (Mahashe 8’)
Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 1 (Lakay 80’)

Baroka FC: Masuluke, Mahashe, Kgoetyane, Shaku, Madubanya (Chauke 75’), Garcia (Zikalala 64’), Munetsi, Masenamela, Ogle (Letsoalo 58’), Kunene, Matlakala.

Celtic: Tignyemb, Nyatama, Lakay, Maruping (Phalane 78’), Ndengane, Dube, Rikhotso, Mahlasela, Hotto, Dlamini (Mvula 63’), Zuma (Shikweni 58’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NEW PETER MOKABA STADIUM
BAROKA FC GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
3. Mahashe Mzwanele (8')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
43
Defender
8'
3
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
0
Defender
2
Midfielder
27
Defender
6
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
65'
44
Midfielder
42
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
36
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
4
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mndeni Siphelele Zikalala
Midfielder
65'
35
CARDS
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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