MATCH CENTRE

SUN 28 JANUARY 2018, 15:30, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

1
VS
1

Cape Town City move into second on log table

by Brian Lee

Sun January 28, 17:56

Cape Town City moved into second place on the Absa Premiership log after playing to a 1-1 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic in a league match at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The result moves City onto 31 points in second place on the log, four points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns who drew 0-0 with Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

Celtic had to come from behind to earn a share of the spoils which sees them remain in ninth place with 25 points, only behind Chippa United on goal difference.

City were the better side in the opening half and had the lion’s share of possession, but they struggled to create any real decent scoring chances.

Nonetheless, the visitors continued to push forward and made their pressure tell in the 40th minute when a great run and cross from Thabo Nodada saw Mbhazima Rikhotso turn the ball into his own net, 1-0.

Celtic saw a bit more of the ball in the final five minutes of the half, but went into the tunnel trailing by a goal at the break.

The start of the second half saw the home team continue from where they left off at the end of the first half, but they struggled to fashion any decent scoring chances in open play.

Celtic, though, did find an equaliser in the 75th minute after a terrific free-kick from Ndumiso Mabena found the back of the net 1-1.

Neither team could find a winner in the final 15 minutes as the match ended all-square.

City are next in action next weekend against Sundowns on Friday, February 2 while Celtic will play SuperSport United the next day.

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 1 (Mabena 75’)

Cape Town City (1) 1 (Rikhotso 40’ og)

Teams

Celtic: Tignyemb, Pfumbidzai, Rikhotso, Motshegwa, Lubisi, Mabena, Gordinho, Baloyi, Hotto, Shikweni (Nyundu 54’), Letsoalo (Masuku 80’).

Cape Town City: Stephens, Mkhize, Johannes, Fielies, Seedat, Putsche, Nodada, Modise (Moseamedi 90’), Lakay, Patosi (Masina 66’), Nana (Ralani 80’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS
10. Ndumiso Mabena (75') 22. Tshepo Mbhazima Rikhotso (40') (OG)
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
47'
26
Defender
16
26
Defender
12
Defender
35
Defender
2
3
Midfielder
66'
10
22
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
32
Midfielder
35'
19
Midfielder
54'
25
Midfielder
90'
13
Forward/Striker
75'
10
Midfielder
26
Forward/Striker
80'
0
Forward/Striker
80'
14
SUBSTITUTIONS
Roggert Nyundu
Forward/Striker
54'
28
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
66'
24
Khethowakhe Masuku
Midfielder
80'
15
Bradley Ralani
Forward/Striker
80'
21
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
90'
20
CARDS
Aphiwe Lubisi
Defender
47'
26
Roland Putsche
Midfielder
35'
19
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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