Teboho Mokoena of Supersport United celebrates goal with teammates during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Supersport United and Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville on the 20 January 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Sunday Jan 20, 2019. 19:01
SuperSport United ended their Absa Premiership losing streak with a 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Sunday afternoon.
The result moves Matsatsantsa up to seventh place one the log standings, a point and place above Siwelele.
SuperSport hit the front in the 14th minute through Bradley Grobler who returned to the starting eleven for the first time since September, having successfully recovered from a long term injury.
The forward looked a man bang in form, pouncing on the loose ball inside the area after Siwelele failed to clear Siyabonga Nhlapo's cross, before firing home past Patrick Tignyemb.
SuperSport doubled their lead in the 57th minute through Teboho Mokoena who rifled home an unstoppable shot to leave the visiting shot-stopper with no chance.
Neo Maema and Tshegofatso Mabasa teamed up six minutes later to make for a nervy finish with the latter prodding home for his sixth goal of the campaign to halve the deficit.
SuperSport, though, were able to hold on to claim all three points.
SuperSport United (1) 2 (Grobler 14' Mokoena 57')
Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 1 (Mabasa 63')
SuperSport United: Williams; Nhlapo (Kekana 70'), Khumalo, Mutale, Bhasera, Furman, Letsholonyane, Modiba, Mokoena (Ntshangase 74'), Ghampani (Malinga 86'), Grobler.
Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb; Pfumbidzai, Lingwati, Rikhotso, De Jongh (Maema 62'), Phalane, Baloyi, Mashikinya, Dlamini (Motshegwa 76'), Masuku (Mabasa 46'), Mabena.