Pirates & Celtic Move Up The Table
Cape Town City fell to an early Orlando Pirates onslaught, while Bloemfontein Celtic got the better of SuperSport United in Tuesday’s DStv Premiership action.
Pirates move up to fourth, while Celtic are up to ninth on the table.
Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 SuperSport United
Celtic won an entertaining game at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium, beating SuperSport 2-1 on Tuesday.
It was a competitive first half, and the home side arguably had the better chances, but neither side were able to find the back of the net in the opening 45 minutes.
Celtic grabbed the lead in the 50th minute as Reagan van der Ross opened the scoring, a great goal by the teenager making his first start for Siwelele.
Lucky Mohomi had SuperSport level in the 57th minute. An attempted clearance found the unmarked Mohomi, who unleashed a great strike from outside the box, as Sipho Chaine could only watch the ball fly into the goal.
Moments later Bradley Grobler looked to have scored, but his attempt was brilliantly cleared off the line by Mzwanele Mahashe.
Motebang Sera hit the woodwork with 70 minutes gone as both sides continued to create chances.
Ronwen Williams had to be alert to make a good one handed save to deny Sera in the 78th minute.
But he could do nothing two minutes later as Sera gave Celtic the led, after being set up by Harris Tchilimbou. Unfortunately for SuperSport, the officials somehow didn’t see that Tchilimbou was about a yard off-side when he received the ball in the build up, and the goal stood.
Chaine pulled off a great last minute save from Sipho Mbule to give Celtic the three points.
Orlando Pirates 2-0 Cape Town City
Pirates scored two goals in the opening five minutes as they beat City 2-0 at the Orlando Stadium.
Pirates were in the lead in just 46 seconds, as Fortune Makaringe set up Deon Hotto, who scored his third goal of the season.
Vincent Pule made it two in the 5th minute, tapping in Thembinkosi Lorch’s pass from close range, to leave City stunned.
It was almost three in the 20th minute, but Peter Leeuwenburgh made an excellent save to deny Lorch.
An unfortunate collision between Thabang Monare and Siphesihle Ndlovu saw Monare having to be replaced by Linda Mntambo.
At halftime, while City began to show signs of a recovery, Pirates deservedly led 2-0 at the break.
City captain Thabo Nodada should have pulled one back for City in the 77th minute, but he skied his effort from in front of goal.
Pirates also could have added to their tally, but in the end, that opening five minutes was the difference, as Pirates walked away with the three points.