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PSL Absa Premiership Match Report: Orlando Pirates 1-2 Moroka Swallows

Posted: 9 August 2014 Time: 19:43

Moroka Swallows edged Orlando Pirates 2-1 to grab an unlikely three points from Orlando Stadium in the Absa Premiership on Saturday night.

Pirates and Swallows were level at 1-1 at half-time thanks to a Lantshane Phalane drive and an Oupa Manyisa penalty.

Phalane's 30-yard shot took a big deflection off Siyabonga Sangweni before sailing past a stranded Senzo Meyiwa in the Pirates goal.

Pirates pulled level when Kermit Erasmus was fouled by Rudi Isaacs in the area and Manyisa beat Greg Etafia from the spot. But Lerato Chabangu had the last say, scoring a brilliant winner to snatch three points for the Birds.

A general theme of the first half saw the Buccaneers dominating possession and controlling the play until stout defending from Wits wins the ball back, trying to counter quickly.

Siyabonga Nomvete and co. were caught offside on a number of occasions, while Bucs created several chances after they pulled level but Erasmus and Daine Klate could not add to the scoreline, with Etafia in fine form to deny them.

Man of the Match Etafia was having an immense night in the Swallows goal and produced another vital save in the second half as Erasmus went one-on-one with him for the second time after being slipped on by Makola.

Makola, who was having a good game in general as he combined well with Erasmus, then missed a sitter from seven yards out as Erasmus put it on a plate for him, but with the ball taking a bobble, he could only shin it high and over the bar.

Then came the moment Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic was dreading as Swallows substitute Shere Lekgothoane broke down the left before crossing to another substitute, Chabangu, who smashed home a sublime winner.

Chabangu controlled the ball instantly before moving the ball quickly from his right to left foot, leaving Sangweni beaten and confused, and poking the ball with his left toe into the roof of the net.

Pirates threw Lehlohonolo Majoro on towards the end as they chased the game, and he had a very late penalty appeal waved away, but it was too little too late as Bucs were punished for several missed chances throughout the game.

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Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
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Livefyre comments on this story...

illarramendi
posted: 2014-08-09 17:48:28

Minus Etafia, Mungomeni, Isaacs, Cohen, Mahoa, Tsutsulupa, Phalane, Baloyi, Mabalane, Wana and Nomvete

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-09 17:49:19

Well done VV, you don't change a winning team

Funky
posted: 2014-08-09 17:52:04

Draw!

But the rats are stil using the same team, why they keep saying chiefs looks like last season?

BLACK SKIN
posted: 2014-08-09 17:59:56

Come 22:00,MIGHTY BUCS WILL BE ON TOP OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO,ZEBRAS WILL EAT HUMBLE PIE.

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-09 18:04:06

you know this rats, they smoke halephirimi. it does not kill them,instead ya ba nontsha.

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:05:30

Now the best game of the game is about to begins on a green pitch, not that mbambo teams game in Free State. Bucs will kill the BIRDS destroy the NEST , smash the EGGS and burn the FEATHERS. Sea Robbers On The Rampage!!!

gebhula4sure
posted: 2014-08-09 18:06:27

Nothing wrong with the Bucs lineup UP THE BUCS

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:08:03

Kill the Birds, Destroy the Nest, Smash the Eggs and Burn the Feathers. Up The Bucs !!!

kutukutu letsika
posted: 2014-08-09 18:10:55

Viva amakhosi viva

khozatin
posted: 2014-08-09 18:11:26

VV looks like atm bomber

illarramendi
posted: 2014-08-09 18:12:22

khozatin LOL.Kante how does ATM bombers look like..?

Thulani Wa Lekhosi
posted: 2014-08-09 18:12:24

If Pie-rats win I wnt care, if Swallows win then I will celebrate like ma life depends on it

deleted_54331834_Benzito
posted: 2014-08-09 18:16:35

@Funky u asked a simple question, here is ur answer :OPFC were much better than ur team last season i.e they have been to all the cup competition finals including a CAF CL final and they got atleast a silverware hence OPFC see no need 2 make too much changes.

Still Bucs.

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:20:34

Come on guys ATM bombers are black not white so don't be petty.

illarramendi
posted: 2014-08-09 18:24:12

Thulani Wa Lekhosi Please... show Pirates some respect. Swallows would never beat Pirates. They (Swallows )are the reason there's no more Real Soweto derby excitement.

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:25:29

Wow! I like the pace here, we Bucs will enjoy... Have F.un

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:27:13

Congra Swallows now I am really gonna destroy your nest.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-08-09 18:29:54

what's the score?

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:37:02

Almost one all twice. Thats the score.

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:38:01

I enjoy this game despite us trailing by a goal.

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