Ar­rows hold Celtic to draw in Bloem

The Herald (South Africa) - - Sport -

Golden Ar­rows held Bloem­fontein Celtic to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premier­ship clash at the Dr Molemela Sta­dium in Bloem­fontein on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

The re­sult moves Si­welele up to fifth place on the log stand­ings, eight points off lead­ers Bid­vest Wits. Ar­rows re­main in 10th. Abafana Bes’thende threat­ened early through Si­bon­iso Conco on head coach Steve Kom­phela's re­turn to Bloem­fontein, mere weeks after leav­ing the Free State club in favour of a switch to KwaZulu-Natal.

The at­tacker guided the first shot in anger straight at Si­welele skip­per Patrick Tignyemb, who made a com­fort­able save in the eighth minute.

How­ever, the vis­i­tors' early prom­ise dwin­dled in the scorch­ing con­di­tions in Bloem­fontein, the hosts tak­ing full ad­van­tage just be­fore half­time.

Ka­belo Dlamini found a gap in the Ar­rows de­fence be­fore fir­ing a sweet shot into the back of the net with 43 min­utes on the clock to hand the hosts a nar­row lead.

Celtic car­ried that mo­men­tum into the sec­ond half, but Ar­rows equalised through Knox Mu­tizwa in the 64th minute.

The Zim­bab­wean for­ward deals al­most ex­clu­sively in great goals and lived up to his billing – bend­ing home an inch-per­fect free­kick past Tignyemb.

The two teams ul­ti­mately shared the spoils.

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