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Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of today's Absa Premiership clash between Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows, live from the Dr Molemela Stadium.
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Bloem XI: Tignyemb, Pfumbidzai, Rikhotso, Ndengane, Letsoalo, Maema, Gordinho, Baloyi, Hotto, Mabena, Phalane. Subs: Chaine, Lubisi, Maruping, Mashikinya, Nyundu, Motshegwa, Dlamini.
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Arrows XI: Gumede, Dube, Mathiane, Mzava, Nkombelo, Bilankulu, Ndwandwe, Mahachi, Lamola, Magubane, Mutitzwa. Subs: Naicker, Buthelezi, Molefe, Chideu, Jooste, Nonyane, Venter.
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KICK OFF: And we're underway!
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Chance! Celtic break on the counter after Arrows lose possession from a throw in. The shot is wide.
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Hotto moves the play forward up the near side for Celtic and crosses into the box but the visitors clear the danger.
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Mahachi is bought down inside the Celtic half and Arrows win a free-kick. It's played deep to the far corner but the home side defend well and clear.
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Chance for Bloem Celtic as Hotto once again breaks forward, getting on the end of a pass up the middle of the pitch. Gumede does well to come off his line and make a save.
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Opening ten minutes played here at the Dr Molemela stadium and we're still awaiting the opening goal of the match.
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After a wave of Celtic corners, Mathiane clears the ball from the box again as the home side continue to put pressure on Arrows.
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Chance! Tignyemb does well to come off his line and make the tackle which denies Lamola getting on the end of a good through ball.
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Mahachi goes on a strong run before delivering a ball into the box from the near side but it comes to nothing.
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Play stops once again to allow both sides a quick water break. Play has resumed.
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GOAL! A run down the flank from Celtic, the ball is fed into the box, Gumede cant control the cross and Letsoalo easily chips the ball in for the opening goal.
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Chance! Maema with the shot for Celtic but it's over the bar.
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Celtic try to double their lead with a cheeky chip from range but Gumede remains calm and collects.
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Mzava with another clearance from the box. Celtic are putting Arrows under continuous pressure here.
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Chance! Celtic with another two corners that result in the ball being passed back to Baloyi who has a shot that goes over the bar.
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Better from Arrows, who switch the play from Mahachi on the far side to Ndwandwe but the latter is under too much pressure, surrounded by three Celtic players.
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There will be three minutes of added time.
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GOAL! Rikhotso does well to keep the ball in play on the far side. His cross is deep for Hotto, who plays a brilliant one-two on the edge of the area. He gets the ball back and chips brilliantly over Gumede. 2-0, game over?
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HALF TIME: Bloem head into the break with a comfortable lead.
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SECOND HALF: We're back underway at the Dr Molemela Stadium.
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Substitution: There's a half time change as Venter replaces Magubane.
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Chance! Arrows defence is caught napping again but the Celtic shot is narrowly wide. Nearly a gift.
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Arrows win a rare corner but fail to make it count.
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Chance! Bloemfontein Celtic counter well once again but the headed attempt on goal is wide.
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Venter trying to force the way through the Celtic defence on the edge of the box. Again, Celtic strong at the back.
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Generally better from Arrows at the moment. There's a miscue in defence from Celtic as Dube feeds the ball into the box, but the visitors can't take advantage of it in any way.
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An hour gone here and Bloem still in control.
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Substitution: Chideu is on for Lamola.
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Chance! Double save from Tignyemb! First the stopper does well to deal with a deflection before denying Mutizwa with a good dive.
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Substitution: Change for the home side as Maema goes off for Dlamini.
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GOAL! Substitute Chideu pulls one back for the visitors after the ball comes off the crossbar. Game on!
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Another water break is taken on this hot day.. Play resumes with 20 minutes of normal time remaining.
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Hotto takes a corner for Celtic, put pushes it way past the far post from the near side.
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Ndwandwe does well to feed Chideu in the box. The substitute looks to turn but Celtic stand firm and clear.
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Chance! Venter now with a shot, but it's off target.
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Substitution: Maruping comes on for Letsoalo.
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Chance! Mzava now clears for a corner after Gumede comes off the line and is almost beaten. Less than 10 minutes to play here.
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Substitution: Jooste comes on for Mahachi.
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Arrows continue to put pressure on the home side in the closing moments as they go in search of a late equaliser. A much improved showing for Arrows in the second half.
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CHance! Another missed shot from Celtic as they fire over the bar from the far side.
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There will be five minutes of added time to be played at the end of the half, certainly enough time for an equaliser.
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Substitution: Celtic make a late change to run down the clock. Nyundu is on for Mabena.
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FULL TIME: Despite an improved second half for the visitors, Bloemfontein Celtic hold on for a deserved 2-1 win.
Bloemfontein Celtic
Golden Arrows
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Goal Scorers
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29' Sepana Let...
45' Deon Hotto
69' Thomas Chideu
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Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
11
Squad
11
Ronald Pfum...
Deon Hotto
Lantshene P...
Ndumiso Mabena
Sepana Lets...
Mbhazima Ri...
Neo Maema
Lorenzo Gor...
Alfred Nden...
Amour Tignyemb
Lucky Baloyi
3
7
8
10
13
22
24
25
27
30
35
2
5
11
14
19
20
27
28
32
37
41
Zolani Nkom...
Limbikani M...
Kudakwashe ...
Siyabonga Dube
Knox Mutizwa
Trevor Math...
Siphelele M...
Musa Bilankulu
Nkosingiphi...
Velemseni N...
Lerato Lamola
7
Reserves
7
Kabelo Dlamini
Mpho Maruping
Given Mashi...
Aphiwe Lubisi
Sipho Chaine
Jacky Motsh...
Roggert Nyundu
4
6
18
26
31
33
45
3
4
9
17
18
24
33
Mzwandile B...
Danny Venter
Thomas Chideu
Wayde Jooste
Lehlohonolo...
Thabo Molefe
Sherwyn Nai...