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24 Aug 2015
9:11 am

Celtic and Stars share the spoils


Bloemfontein Celtic and Platinum Stars played to a 1-1 draw in their PSL Absa Premiership match at the Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, on Sunday afternoon.

Mothokozisi Dube of Celtic and Masibusane Zongo of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Platinum Stars at Free State Stadium. (Photo by Charle Lombard/Gallo Images)

The result means that both teams were still left searching for their first victories of the Premiership season. It was Siwelele’s first point of the season, while Dikwena claimed a second successive draw.

Celtic had to play the last ten minutes with only 10 men after Bevan Fransman suffered a head injury and by that time coach Clinton Larsen had already made three substitutions. Fransman was taken to hospital for precautionary tests

After a somewhat subdued start to the match, Lyle Lakay gave the home the lead in the 33rd minute with his first league goal for Celtic. He fired a 20-yard free-kick into the corner of the net.

Just prior to this goal, Celtic’s new signing Helder Pelembe struck the crossbar with a shot fired from just outside the Stars’ penalty area.

After starting the second half at high pace, Stars grabbed the equaliser through Sibusiso Msomi in the 50th minute. His long-range strike deflected off a defender before entering the goals.

Phunya Sele Sele responded by pushing forward and some slick work by substitute Musa Nyatama saw him dribble his way into the box, but was brilliantly denied in a one-on-one situation with the Dikwena goalkeeper Mbongeni

Both teams continue to languish at the foot end of the Premiership table.