MATCH CENTRE

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

1
VS
0

Late goal hands Bloemfontein Celtic victory over Baroka

by Staff Reporter

Sun October 28, 17:27

Bloemfontein Celtic recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Baroka FC in an Absa Premiership match at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

As a result, Phunya Sele moved up to third place on the league log while Bakgaga remained 15th on the standings.

Phunya Sele Sele dominated the opening stages of the game and they should have scored twice within the first 10 minutes of the game.

Baroka's Zimbabwean goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze was in top form as he pulled off a great save to deny Celtic striker Victor Letsoalo from close range.

The shot-stopper then produced a brave save to deny Celtic defender Lorenzo Gordinho from close range with the visitors' defence exposed.

The hosts kept pushing for the opening goal and Ndumiso Mabena's first-time effort was well saved by Chipezeze in the 18th minute.

Chipezeze continued to frustrate Phunya Sele Sele as he made a brilliant save to deny Menzi Masuku from close range three minutes before the half-hour mark.

The score was 0-0 at the interval following a first-half which was dominated by Celtic, but they could not beat Chipezeze.

Baroka came back rejuvenated after the half-time break with Talent Chawapiwa looking lively down the left-hand side.

The speedy winger delivered a quality cross for Tebogo Sodi, who missed the target from inside the Celtic box a few minutes after the restart.

Celtic head coach Steve Komphela decided to introduce Tshegofatso Mabaso in the 62nd minute as the hosts looked to break the deadlock.

Former Orlando Pirates striker Mabena forced Chipezeze into a comfortable save with a long-range shot in the 74th minute as the hosts searched for a late winner.

Both teams launched late attacks in search of a goal and Baroka substitute Mpho Kgaswane hit the crossbar in the dying minutes of the game.

Baroka were left to rue that missed chance as Ronald Pfumbidzai scored with a low shot in stoppage time to seal a Celtic's 1-0 victory on the day.

Celtic (0) 1 (Pfumbidzai 90'+2)
Baroka (0) 0

Celtic: Tignyemb, Letlabika, Pfumbidzai, Rikhotso, Mabena, Mashikinya (Mangweni 72'), Masuku (Mabaso 62'), Gordinho, Dlamini (Maema 58) Phalane, Letsoalo.

Baroka: Chipezeze, Kgoetyane , Makime, Sibiya, Gebhardt, Mosele, Mdantsane, Chawaphiwa, Makgaka (Kgaswane 62'), Sodi (Chivaviro 67'), Makgantai (Maliba 81').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
3. Ronald Pfumbidzai (90 + 2')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
0
25
Defender
0
Defender
90 + 2'
3
Defender
2
Midfielder
0
5
Midfielder
62'
10
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
58'
4
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
53
Forward/Striker
62'
50
Midfielder
7
Forward/Striker
10
Midfielder
25
Forward/Striker
13
Forward/Striker
81'
33
SUBSTITUTIONS
Neo Maema
Midfielder
58'
24
Mpho Kgaswane
Midfielder
62'
23
Tshegofatso Mabaso
Forward/Striker
62'
17
Bheki Maliba
Defender
81'
6
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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