BLOEMFONTEIN – Stellenbosch FC are still searching for their maiden win in the Premiership after relinquishing a first half lead at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon to lose 2-1 to Bloemfontein Celtic.
A positive opening 45 minutes had seen last season's National First Division champions leading 1-0 at the break thanks to a Waseem Isaacs strike – the club's first goal of the season.
But Steve Barker's side were unable to return home with even a point to show for their efforts as Celtic struck twice in two minutes through Maloisane Ramasimong and Siphelele Luthuli midway through the second stanza to snatch victory.
In what was a generally a slow start to the game on a hot afternoon in Bloemfontein, Stellenbosch were to enjoy the better of the opening exchanges.
Celtic did manage to create a couple of half chances from corner kicks, but some good defending, from debutant Robyn Johannes in particular, kept the hosts from scoring.