MATCH CENTRE

FRI 15 MARCH 2019, 20:00, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

2
VS
4

Bidvest Wits fight back to beat Bloemfontein Celtic

by Staff Reporter

Fri March 15, 22:13

Bidvest Wits beat Bloemfontein Celtic 4-2 in an Absa Premiership match at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Friday night.

As a result, the Clever Boys moved up to second spot on the league table, while Phunya Sele Sele remained eighth on the log.

It took only three minutes for the hosts to break the deadlock after the Clever Boys' defence was exposed.

Tebogo Potsane was the man, who beat Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet with a decent finish to make it 1-0 to Celtic.

Wits then took control of the match with Lehlohonolo Majoro and Frank Mhango looking lively for the visitors.

Majoro was denied by Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb as the Clever Boys piled pressure on Phunya Sele Sele.

The visitors were awarded a penalty 10 minutes before the half-time break after Mhango was fouled inside the Celtic box by Tshepo Rikhotso.

Wits set-piece speciliast Keegan Ritchie was then denied by Tignyemb from the spot-kick to ensure that the first-half ended with Celtic leading 1-0.

The Clever Boys pushed for the equalizing goal after the restart and they deservedly levelled matters through Mhango.

The former Celtic forward beat Celtic's long-serving Cameroonian shot-stopper Tignyemb to make it 1-1 two minutes before the hour-mark.

The momentum was Wits and they managed to double their lead through Gift Motupa, who made it 2-1 with Deon Hotto grabbing an assist in the 70th minute.

Celtic never gave up as they restored parity through Tshegofatso Mabaso with four minutes left on the clock to make it 2-2.

However, Terrence Dzvukamanja had other ideas as the Zimbabwean attacker restored the visitors' lead two minutes later to make it 3-2 to Wits.

Dzvukamanja was not done as the 24-year-old attacker sealed Wits' 4-2 victory over Celtic in stoppage-time.

Celtic (1) 2 (Potsane 3', Mabasa 86')
Wits (0) 4 (Mhango 58', Motupa 70', Dzvukamanja 88', 90'+5)

Celtic: Tignyemb, Mahashe, Pfumbidzai, Rikhotso, Mabasa, Tani, Maema (Letsoalo 79'), Mashikinya (Mabena 77'), Dlamini, Potsane (Shikweni 66'), Baloyi.

Wits: Keet, Mere (Monare 69'), Mkhwanazi, Nonyane, Hlanti, Scott, Alexander, Ritchie (Hotto 59'), Mhango, Dzvukamanja, Majoro (Motupa 61').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
Tebogo Potsane (3') 17. Frank Mhango (58')
17. Tshegofatso Mabaso (86') 24. Gift Motupa (70')
37. Terrence Dzvukamanja (88')
37. Terrence Dzvukamanja (90 + 5')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
0
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
38
Defender
15
3
Defender
59'
13
Defender
13
Midfielder
18
Defender
69'
2
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
58'
88'
90 + 5'
37
Midfielder
3'
66'
0
Forward/Striker
58'
17
Forward/Striker
86'
17
Forward/Striker
61'
45
SUBSTITUTIONS
Vusi Shikweni
Midfielder
66'
23
Deon Hotto
Midfielder
58'
11
Deon Hotto
Midfielder
59'
11
Gift Motupa
Midfielder
61'
24
Thabang Monare
Midfielder
69'
8
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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