The debutant Darren Smith saved the point for SuperSport United against Bloemfontein Celtic during the Absa Premiership encounter that ended with 1-all draw at the Dr Patrick Molemela Stadium on Wednesday evening.

This was the last match of the Premier Soccer League in 2017. Both teams came to the match looking to bounce back to the winning ways after their downfalls to Baroka FC and Mamelodi Sundowns over the weekend.

Celtic played an enterprising football in the first half showing hunger for maximum points, which led to Vusi Letsoalo’s triumph on the 15th minute of the match, after a well-played ball by Ndumiso Mabena.

Eric Tinkler charges tried to bounce back after conceding a goal, but none of their efforts produced positive results until the first half ended.

On the second 45 minutes Tinkler’s men came back much stronger and that resulted to Smith’s goal on the 75th minute after receiving a pass from left winger Aubrey Modiba to level matters.

The draw left Celtic on the sixth place on the log table with 20 points, while Amatsatsa a Pitori remain on the 11th place with 16 points.

SuperSport United will be back on action to lock horns against Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs at Mbombela Stadium on the 6th of January 2018.  Meanwhile, Celtic will battle it out against Lamontville’s Golden Arrows on the 7th January 2018 at the Dr Patrcik Molelmela Stadium.