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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

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