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Bloemfontein Celtic, Chippa United cement top-eight spots

Bloemfontein Celtic, Chippa United cement top-eight spots
From ESPN - January 7, 2018

Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United collected wins on Sunday to cement their places in the South African Premier Soccer League top eight, but for the vanquished teams, their poor runs continue.

Celtic claimed a 2-1 victory over Lamontville Golden Arrows, who have now gone 12 games without a win, adding to the pressure on coach Clinton Larsen.

Celtic lead in the first half after Golden Arrows goalkeeper Nkosi Gumede spilled a cross into the path of Victor Letsoalo for his fourth goal in as many games.

The home side made it 2-0 just before the break when ex-Golden Arrows winger Deon Hotto punished his former employers, drilling the ball in from a tight angle.

Celtic were in complete control of the game at that point, but were left with a nervy final 20 minutes when substitute Thomas Chideu reacted to a rebound off the crossbar to net his second goal of the season.

The home side had the better of the chances in the remainder of the game though and it is a good three points for coach Veselin Jelusic as the club claimed a second victory in their last seven matches.

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