Second-placed CT City held by Celtic

Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City played to a 1-1 draw in their Absa Premiership match at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Cape Town City controlled the flow of the game from the opening whistle, but they struggled to break through a resilient Celtic defence.

Still, the visiting side persisted and peppered the Celtic goal with long range efforts with Lyle Lakay going close on the half hour mark, but Patrick Tignyemb made a fine save to deny him.

City made their pressure tell in the 40th minute when a great run and cross from Thabo Nodada saw Mbhazima Rikhotso turn the ball into his own net to give the visitors the lead, 1-0.

Celtic saw a bit more of the ball in the final five minutes of the half, but went into the tunnel trailing by a goal at the break.

The start of the second half saw the home team continue from where they left off at the end of the first half, but they struggled to fashion any decent scoring chances in open play.

Celtic, though, did find an equaliser in the 75th minute after a terrific free-kick from Ndumiso Mabena found the back of the net 1-1.

Neither team could find a winner in the final 15 minutes as the match ended all-square.

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 1 (Mabena 75’)
Cape Town City (1) 1 (Rikhotso 40’ og)

Celtic: Tignyemb, Pfumbidzai, Rikhotso, Motshegwa, Lubisi, Mabena, Gordinho, Baloyi, Hotto, Shikweni (Nyundu 54’), Letsoalo (Masuku 80’).

Cape Town City: Stephens, Mkhize, Johannes, Fielies, Seedat, Putsche, Nodada, Modise (Moseamedi 90’), Lakay, Patosi (Masina 66’), Nana (Ralani 80’).