Ten-man Arrows see off Celtic

Golden Arrows ended a seven-match winless streak by edging out Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in their Premiership clash at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu on Saturday.

  • Lamontville Golden Arrows 2 Bloemfontein Celtic 1
  • Msowoya sent off on home debut
  • Cele puts host ahead from spot
  • Maruping levels with header
  • Mutizwa restores lead

Match Summary

Nkanyiso Cele fired the home side ahead from a 58th minute penalty spot shortly after the dismissal of Chiukepo Msowoya after a second yellow card.

Mpho Maruping levelled with a header on 64 minutes, but Knox Mutizwa netted on his home debut to seal all the points for Abafana Bes’thende.

Full Report

A thrilling first half saw chances aplenty at both ends without anyone taking them.

Mutizwa had three himself, but failed to hit the target a single time. The best of he was sent through one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but failed didn’t even force a save.

Celtic’s best opening was when after 26 minutes when Deon Hotto escaped down the left and squared into the path of Fiston Razak – the Burundian somehow only finding the body of a scrambling Nkosinathi Mthiyane.

After the break, the goals finally arrived.

But first was the dismissal of Msowoya, who picked up a second yellow card on 53 minutes and was sent on his way. Earlier in the week, he scored an own goal as Arrows were hammered 5-2 by SuprSport United.

Cele then stroked home a spot kick, awarded when Wandile Letlabika pushed over Kudakwashe Mahachi.

Maruping and Mutizwa then exchanged headed goals within three minutes of each other as Arrows held on.

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