Arrows hold visitors Celtic to a 1-1 draw

2014-04-17 00:00

LAMONTVILLE Golden Arrows had to settle for another one-pointer when their Absa Premiership clash against Bloemfontein Celtic ended in a 1-1 draw at the King Zwelithini Stadium last night.

The visitors opened the scoring early in the second half through Frank Mhango but Manti Moholo replied a few minutes later to claim a share of the spoils for the home side. The visitors came close to taking the lead in the opening minute of the game when Wandisile Letlabika was given room to shoot outside the penalty area, but his shot was pushed wide by Arthur Bartman.

Arrows had their first chance in the 16th minute when Festus Mbewe met Thembela Sikhakhane’s with an overhead attempt which went wide of the target. Six minutes later, Mbewe cut the ball back towards Manti Moholo who was lurking just outside the box, but his shot was saved comfortably by Patrick Tignyemb.

Then it was the visitors who asked the questions at the other end with Frank Mhango forcing a low save from Bartman in the 26th minute, before drawing a similar save in the 35th minute.

Celtic broke the deadlock in the 56th minute when Tumelo Mogapi squared the ball from the left to pick out Mhango inside the box, who then buried his left-footed shot past Bartman.

Arrows levelled matters in the 65th minute as substitute Philani Shange found Moholo outside the box, who then fired a shot which deflected off a defender and the inside of the post

Celtic then threatened to regain the lead a minute later with Lamola racing into the box from the left before forcing Bartman to make a solid save at the near post. The visitors were reduced to ten men in the 75th minute when Tumelo Mogapi was shown a straight red card for a studs-up tackle on Arrows captain Thanduyise Khuboni.

Last night’s results

Free State Stars 1 - 0 University of Pretoria

Golden Arrows 1 - 1 Bloem Celtic

Mamelodi Sundowns 1 - 0 Black Aces

Polokwane City 0 - 2 Kaizer Chiefs

Bidvest Wits 2 - 1 Moroka Swallows.

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