MATCH CENTRE

SUN 24 FEBRUARY 2019, 15:30, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

2
VS
3

Stars win Free State derby

by Staff Reporter

Sun February 24, 18:06

Free State Stars claimed a 3-2 away win in their Absa Premiership provincial derby against Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday.

Despite the victory, Ea Lla Koto remained 15th on the league standings, while Phunya Sele Sele also remained seventh on the table.

Ea Lla Koto started the match brightly and they broke the deadlock through Harris Tchilimbou just before the half-hour mark.

The Congolese striker beat his marker before firing past Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb to make it 1-0 to Stars.

Ea Lla Koto looked dangerous every time they pushed forward and they managed to double their lead six minutes before half-time.

This time it was Sinethemba Jantjie who beat his marker, before firing home to make it 2-1 to Stars with a left-footed shot.

It was soon 3-0 to Stars when Jantjie was sent through on goal and completed his brace with a low effort which beat Tignyemb.

Stars were deservedly leading 3-0 at the interval in the Free State Derby.

Celtic coach Lehlohonolo Seema decided to introduce Victor Letsoalo, who is a striker by trade, eight minutes after the restart.

Phunya Sele Sele were awarded a penalty after Ndumiso Mabena was fouled inside the Ea Lla Koto box just after the hour mark.

Kabelo Dlamini then stepped up and he was denied by Stars goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare, who pulled off a great save.

However, the hosts did pull one back when Tshepo Rikhotso scored with a left-footed shot which beat Sangare to make it 3-1 with 20 minutes left.

Phunya Sele Sele piled pressure on the visitors and they managed to make it 3-2 through Letsoalo, who beat on-rushing Sangare in the 83rd minute.

Stars then held on to their slender in the closing stages of the match and ultimately, they ran out 3-2 winners over Celtic.

Celtic (0) 2 (Rikhotso 70', Letsoalo 83’)
FS Stars (3) 3 (Tchilimbou 27', Jantjie 39', Jantjie 43')

Celtic: Tignyemb, Letlabika, Pfumbidzai, Rikhotso, Masuku (Letsoalo 53'), Mabena, Mabaso (Mahashe 54'), Mashikinya (Potsane 65'), Dlamini, Phalane, Baloyi.

FS Stars: Sangare, Mobbie, Jappie, Mahamutsa, Mathumo, Masehe Hlubi (Makhaula 63'), Mokhuoane (Khabane 83'), Jantjie, Tchilimbou, Rodgers (Masina 64').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
22. Tshepo Mbhazima Rikhotso (70') 27. Harris Tchilimbou (28')
13. Victor Letsoalo (83') 11. Sinethemba Jantjie (39')
11. Sinethemba Jantjie (43')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
23
3
Defender
2
Defender
64'
70'
22
Defender
28
5
Defender
0
Midfielder
65'
18
Midfielder
28'
27
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
53'
15
15
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
63'
17
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
39'
43'
11
Forward/Striker
10
Midfielder
19
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
64'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Victor Letsoalo
Forward/Striker
53'
13
Makhehlene Makhaula
Midfielder
63'
4
Mzwanele Mahashe
Defender
64'
38
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
64'
24
Tebogo Potsane
Midfielder
65'
0
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
GALLERY
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