Celtic Leapfrog Downs into third spot
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.