Celtic edge Polokwane in thriller
1/30/2017 10:26:10 AM

Bloemfontein Celtic continued their impressive run in the reserve league as they came from behind to secure a 3-2 victory against Polokwane City.

Celtic were rewarded for their early attacking intent when they took the lead on 22 minutes through a fine effort from Tshegofatso Mabaso.

Rise and Shine responded with an attacking surge of their own, which yielded two goals in quick succession from John Chuene (40, 44) to give them the lead.

Phunya Sele Sele were reduced to 10 men on the stroke of halftime, when forward Tshegofatso Mabasa was given his marching orders for a late lunge. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Celtic managed to level the scores in the 48th minute as Thabo Mile scored after some great work down the left by Kabelo Mahlasela.

Mahlasela then managed to find the important breakthrough in the 64th minute, as he side-footed home from close range to earn his side the victory.