Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

John Arwuah and Ashley Hartog © Backpagepix

SuperSport Utd in stalemate again



SuperSport United recorded yet another draw in the Absa Premiership when they played to a 1-1 score line with Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Matsatsantsa have now recorded 11 draws from 13 league matches. They seemed destined to claim just their second win of the season when Ashley Hartog put them ahead with less than 25 minutes to play, but a late own goal from Thabo September denied them a full haul of points against the newly-crowned Telkom Knockout champions.

The first half produced little in the way of goalmouth action, as both teams resorted to long range shots when they had possession in the attacking third of the field. Neither goalkeeper was called upon to make a save in the first 45 minutes.

Celtic’s Jackie Motshegwa picked up a caution on the half hour mark for a late tackle on George Maluleka in midfield, while the visitors also suffered a blow when defender Brent Lawler had to be replaced (by Johannes Motlhaping) due to injury moments later.

The second half continued in much the same manner as the first until the deadlock was finally broken in the 66th minute, with Ashley Hartog beating ‘keeper Patrick Tignyemb with a well-placed header.

Phunya Sele Sele responded to going behind by bringing on attacker Ruzaigh Gamildien, but it was the hosts who almost doubled their lead on 73 minutes when Roscoe Pietersen picked out Atusaye Nyondo with a cross, but the striker put his header wide of the target.

Celtic struggled to make scoring chances in the dying minutes, but on 89 minutes they received a slice of good luck when United’s Thabo September scored an own goal to leave the score at 1-1.

SuperSport United (0) 1 (Hartog 66’)

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 1 (September og 89’)

SuperSport: Williams, Pietersen, Fransman, Diouf, Thwala, Doutie, September, Maluleka, Mulenga (Erasmus 58’), Hartog (Haskins 78’), Nyondo (Zuma 85’)

Celtic: Tignyemb, Mzava, Lawler (Motlhaping 31’), Nthethe, Mahoa, Mogorosi, Arwuah (Duiker 48’), Motshegwa, Manzini, Ntanga (Gamildien 70’), Bacela



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
Three headaches for Juventus
An estimated 400 million audience around the world are glued to their television sets. I am sitting...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref assault should be condemned by all
The assault on a referee in Saudi Arabia recently should be condemned by all.

Neil Tovey
My Absa Prem team of the season
Games are won by scoring goals but defence wins titles. That rang true for Kaizer Chiefs.

Carol Radull
I'm not surprised Arsenal stumbled
Why am I not surprised that Arsenal has stumbled at the final hurdle, or close to the final hurdle?

Sunday Oliseh
Why Pep’s move could fire up the EPL
It’s the talk, speculation and rumour of the moment that, if true, could impact the English Premier...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The best team always wins the league
One of the ironies of life is that the first time I heard the chant of “boring, boring”, it was...