Celtic, Arrows can’t be separated
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOLDEN ARROWS (1) 1 (0) 1
STEVE Komphela stole the point against his former employers, Bloemfontein Celtic, in an Absa Premiership tussle as Lamontville Golden Arrows shared the spoils in a stalemate with the hosts at Dr Molemela Stadium yesterday afternoon.
Abafana Bes’thende showed character as they came from behind to snatch the point away from home. Komphela has now collected four points out of a possible six in his tenure with Arrows. He joined them three weeks ago from Celtic. It was an emotional return for Komphela, who will be happy with a point. The point pushed Celtic into the top five on the log.
Arrows started on the front foot asking plenty of questions down the left.
Divine Lunga was storming forward on a consistent basis in the first half using his pace to cause all sorts of problems.
He crossed to Knox Mutizwa early in the game but the Zimbabwean failed to bury the chance.
Lunga also find himself in a scoring position but shot straight at Patrick Tignyemb. Arrows enjoyed the bulk of the possession but couldn’t convert their chances into goals.
Arrows were made to rue those missed chances when Kabelo Dlamini played a lovely one-two with Lucky Baloyi before showing composure to beat Nkosingiphile Gumede. The goal came one minute before the interval. It was a well worked goal and Abafana Bes’thende lost concentration during the critical phase of the game and they were punished.
Knox Mutizwa restore parity for Abafana Bes’thende 65 minutes into the game. He showed his class with a lovely free-kick. Mutizwa seems to be enjoying life under the tutelage of Komphela. He also netted last week against Maritzburg United.
Tignyemb produced a brilliant save to deny Nduduzo Sibiya who curled a quality free-kick from the left side but the Camerionan did well to tip it over the bar.
Arrows were causing a havoc with their set plays around the box. Danny Venter missed a glorious opportunity to snatch the winner for Arrows in the dying minutes of the game.
Lunga whipped in a good cross which found Lerato Lamola who spotted a well-timed run made by Venter but he ballooned his attempt over the bar.
Celtic had a one shot on target which was for their goal but it was enough for them to earn them a vital point.