MATCH CENTRE

SAT 06 OCTOBER 2018, 15:30, GOBLE PARK STADIUM

2
VS
0

Stars edge Celtic in Free State derby

by Bertin Basson

Sat October 06, 18:02

Free State Stars beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at Goble Park on Saturday afternoon, to claim Free State bragging right in the Woza Nazo clash.

Harris Tchilimbou and Sinethemba Jantjie found the back of the net for the hosts to move Ea Lla Koto up to seventh place on the log standings. Siwelele, who's winless run now extends to three matches, remain in fourth.

The first shot in anger fell to the visitors in the 19th minute. A poor clearance from Stars' shot-stopper Badra Ali Sangaré fell at Tshegofatso Mabasa's feet, but the forward failed to make him pay as he miscued his attempt wide of goal.

Stars made full use of the slice of good fortune as Tchilimbou headed home Nyiko Mobbie's pin-point cross in the 38th minute to hand the hosts a narrow lead at the break.

Celtic looked a better team following the interval and went close to pulling level before the hour mark, but both Menzi Masuku and Lorenzo Gordinho failed to convert from close range.

Again, Celtic were made to rue their missed chances as Jantjie curled home past Patrick Tignyemb to double Ea Lla Koto's lead in the 58th minute and duly seal all three points for the hosts.

Free State Stars (1) 2 (Tchilimbou 38' Jantjie 58')

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 0

Free State Stars: Sangare, Maruping (Masina 88'), Tema, Mobbie, Mahamutsa, Phungwayo, Makhaula, Tchilimbou, Jantjie (Jappie 67'), Dlamini, Bhengu (Moseamedi 80').

Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb, Sam, Pfumbidzai, De Jongh, Mabena, Mashikinya, Masuku (Motshegwa 71'), Gordinho, Dlamini (Letsoalo 62'), Phalane, Mabasa (Potsane 50').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH GOBLE PARK STADIUM
FREE STATE STARS GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
27. Harris Tchilimbou (38')
11. Sinethemba Jantjie (59')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
2
Defender
13
29
25
Defender
70'
28
3
Defender
17
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
62'
4
Midfielder
38'
27
Midfielder
82'
8
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
88'
25
Forward/Striker
71'
50
Midfielder
59'
11
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
79'
0
Forward/Striker
50'
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
79'
6
Tebogo Potsane
Midfielder
50'
0
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
88'
24
Victor Letsoalo
Forward/Striker
62'
13
Jacky Motshegwa
Midfielder
71'
33
CARDS
Rooi Mahamutsa
Defender
70'
28
Lantshene Phalane
Midfielder
82'
8
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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