Celtic Leapfrog Downs into third spot

Sunday Observer - - SPORT -

JO­HAN­NES­BURG - Bloem­fontein Celtic staged late come­back to regis­ter a 2-1 win vic­tory over ten-man Bid­vest Wits in the ABSA Premier­ship last evening. The Clever Boys got off to a bet­ter start and showed their at­tack­ing in­tent from the on­set, with Haashim Domingo go­ing close after 10 min­utes.

Six min­utes later, Dar­ren Keet was called into ac­tion at the other end to deny Celtic an opener while Cole Alexan­der fired wide min­utes later.

There was a good tempo to the first half, with both sides look­ing to get on the front foot, but Keet had to be at his best once again after 31 min­utes to deny the vis­i­tors in a one-on-one sit­u­a­tion. That proved to be the fi­nal clear cut open­ing of the half as the sides went into the break level peg­ging. How­ever, the deadlock was bro­ken in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion in the 56th minute when Domingo ri­fled home a su­perb free-kick that left Pa­trick Tignyemb with no chance.

Steve Kom­phela re­sponded with a change after 68 min­utes as Ndu­miso Mabena made way for Tshe­go­fatso Mabasa, who had a good start to the cam­paign. The game turned on it’s head in the 77th minute when Celtic were awarded a penalty when Robyn Jo­hannes fouled Mabasa in the box, re­sult­ing a red card for the Wits de­fender.

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