MATCH CENTRE

WED 10 MAY 2017, 19:30, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

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Pirates hold Celtic in Bloemfontein

by Graeme Jackson

Wed May 10, 21:20

Orlando Pirates held Bloemfontein Celtic to a goalless draw in an Absa Premiership match at Dr Molemela Stadium on Wednesday.

The result sees Phunya Sele Sele maintain an acceptable buffer to the relegation zone, while the Buccaneers still cannot break into the top half of the table.

The first clear chance of the match went the way of Pirates in the 16th minute, with Dove Wome showing superb technique to control a long ball and outsmart Alfred Ndengane, but he couldn’t beat Patrick Tignyemb with the subsequent shot.

Four minutes later Musa Nyatama so nearly opened the scoring in favour of Celtic: the attacking midfielder let fly with a long range effort which had the beating of goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane, but rebounded off the upright.

The game went into a lull after that until the Buccaneers created another great chance in the 40th minute, with Tendai Ndoro attempting an acrobatic volley which flew over the crossbar when Mpho Makola was far better placed to attempt a strike on goal.

Three minutes later the Soweto side threatened again when Wome got a shot away from just outside the box, which was saved by the finger-tips of Tignyemb, while Lyle Lakay soon had an effort at the other end of the field which he sliced wide of the mark.

The second half saw fewer clear scoring chances, prompting both teams to make changes in attack around the 70-minute mark: Celtic brought on Tshegofatso Mabaso and Kabelo Mahlasela, while Pirates introduced Thamsanqa Gabuza and Riyaad Norodien.

Gabuza soon had an effect on the game as he was gifted a chance in the 76th minute, but he was denied by an unorthodox save from Tignyemb. That proved to be the last notable highlight in attack, as the teams settled for a draw.

Bloemfontein Celtic 0
Orlando Pirates 0

Celtic: Tignyemb, Dube, Letlabika, Ndengane, Hotto, Lakay (Mahlasela 69’), Lebri, Maruping, Abdul-Razak (Phalane 88’), Nyatama, Dlamini (Mabaso 67’)

Pirates: Mabokgwane, Matlaba, Jele, Mobara, van Heerden, Rakhale, Sarr, Manyisa, Wome (Norodien 71’), Makola, Ndoro (Gabuza 71’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
67'
43
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
90 + 4'
45
Defender
26'
5
Defender
4
Midfielder
27
Defender
0
Midfielder
11
Defender
8
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
71'
35
Midfielder
69'
7
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
90 + 4'
5
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
25
Forward/Striker
88'
21
Forward/Striker
71'
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tshegofatso Mabaso
Forward/Striker
67'
17
Thamsanqa Gabuza
Forward/Striker
71'
31
Kabelo Mahlasela
Midfielder
69'
35
Riyaad Norodien
Midfielder
71'
26
Lantshene Phalane
Midfielder
88'
8
CARDS
Wandisile Letlabika
Defender
26'
5
Mpho Makola
Midfielder
90 + 4'
5
Abbubaker Mobara
Defender
90 + 4'
45
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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