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
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.
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.