MATCH CENTRE

TUE 17 OCTOBER 2017, 19:30, ATHLONE STADIUM

0
VS
1

Siwelele upset CTC in Athlone

by Bertin Basson

Tue October 17, 21:37

Kabelo Mahlasela scored the only goal of the game as Bloemfontein Celtic beat Cape Town City 1-0 in an Absa Premiership encounter at Athlone Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The midfielder rounding of a free-flowing move with a neat bit of skill to condemn the Citizens to a third league defeat of the season.

Taariq Fielies, Thabo Nodada and Teko Modise were the only survivors in Benni McCarthy's starting 11 from the side that took to the field against SuperSport United this past weekend.

The former Bafana Bafana forward forced into wholesale changes following the club's MTN8 final defeat to Matsatsantsa. The game was decided from the spot following 120 minutes of football.

Fatigued following their travels, it was no surprise that Siwelele came out the better unit. Ndumiso Mabena denied by Sage Stephens on 15 minutes.

City's first shot in anger came just short of the half-hour mark as Ayanda Patosi tested Patrick Tignyemb.

But, in all, it was a rather dull half with the teams deadlocked at 0-0 at the interval.

The opening goal finally came in the 67th minute. Mahlasela finishing with aplomb past Stephens, following a defence splitting move that tore the hosts apart.

City tried their best to get back into the game, but it was not to be for Benni's troops as Phunya Sele Sele moved level on points with their counterparts on the Absa Premiership standings.

Cape Town City (0) 0

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 1 (Mahlasela 67')

Cape Town City: Stephens; Dove, Fielies, Gumede, Kobola (Majoro 77') - Putsche, Nodada (Lakay 86'), Modise (Masina 65') - Martin, Patosi, Obinna Nsofor

Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb; Pfumbidzai, Ndengane, Rikhotso, Lubisi - Hotto, Phalane (Letlabika 90+3'), Baloyi, Mahlasela (Mashikinya 88') - Nyundu, Mabena (Letsoalo 81')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ATHLONE STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
12. Kabelo Mahlasela (67')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
30
Defender
26
Defender
5
Defender
35
Defender
12
3
Defender
27
Defender
44'
77'
4
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
67'
88'
12
Midfielder
65'
13
Midfielder
90 + 3'
8
Midfielder
86'
26
Forward/Striker
81'
10
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
28
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
65'
24
Victor Letsoalo
Forward/Striker
81'
0
Lehlohonolo Majoro
Forward/Striker
77'
45
Given Mashikinya
Midfielder
88'
17
Lyle Lakay
Midfielder
86'
7
Wandisile Letlabika
Defender
90 + 3'
5
CARDS
Vincent Kobola
Defender
44'
4
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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