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02/08/2014 20:15
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MTN8 Match Report: Orlando Pirates 2-1 SuperSport United

Posted: 2 August 2014 Time: 20:06

Orlando Pirates secured a comfortable 2-1 win over SuperSport United in their MTN8 quarter-final match at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

First-half goals from Daine Klate and Kermit Erasmus proved enough for Pirates, while David Mathebula pulled back a beautiful goal for the visitors.

The start of the match saw the Buccaneers controlling the flow of play, but they struggled to really create any decent openings in front of goal.
SuperSport on the other hand couldn’t hold onto the ball for a sustained period of play and never really threatened the Pirates goal.
The Buccaneers' first decent chance of the half fell to Erasmus in the 10th minute when Mpho Makola cleverly slipped him through on goal, but his timid 14-yard shot was well saved by Ronwen Williams.
United’s only decent effort came in the 24th minute, and it was their first shot on goal, when Thusa Phala saw his 30-yard grass-cutter superbly touched around the post by a diving Senzo Meyiwa.
Just after the half-hour mark Pirates made their dominance count when Klate controlled a low left-wing cross from Matlaba before tucking the ball home from 12-yards out, 1-0.
Klate then turned provider in the 39th minute when he slipped Erasmus through on goal and he showed real composure to chip the onrushing Williams to double his side’s lead before half-time, 2-0.

Erasmus then had a golden opportunity to make it 3-0 just before half-time when he was played through one-on-one with Williams, but he dragged his shot wide.
The start of the second 45 saw Pirates continue to dictate matters and Thabo Matlaba should have scored their third in the 52nd minute when he hit the woodwork from 14 yards out under no pressure and with an empty net at his mercy.
SuperSport tried to mount a comeback and did manage to pull a goal back in the 69th minute when a smart ball over the top from Thato Mokeke saw David Mathebula through on goal and he made no mistake from six-yards out, controlling beautifully and slotting into the far corner, 2-1.
That set up an exciting final 20 minutes, but the Buccaneers managed to hold on to seal their place in the semi-finals of the top eight competition.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four four two

AWAY: SuperSport United

Coach: Cavin Johnson
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-08-02 18:14:42

City Press Sunday 3 August 2014

Makola seals it for Bucs.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-08-02 18:14:45

As wwe fill Orlando....

Not sure why we did not stat with Isa "Magic Moves" Sarr

posted: 2014-08-02 18:16:33


Big Lawerence
posted: 2014-08-02 18:17:29

where is the left back on pirates line up.......?

posted: 2014-08-02 18:18:52

Big Lawerence  we playing with ten playes....lol

posted: 2014-08-02 18:19:06

haibo KO who's the left back int pirates line up? interesting line up too..VV is unpredictable

posted: 2014-08-02 18:22:12

within 5min already a train is parked

Bobby & Steve must futsek! Tumour
posted: 2014-08-02 18:30:28

Majoro thought he was entitled to a starting line up @ Chiefs! Its gona only get worse ntwana!

young s (blame Willie Lynch)
posted: 2014-08-02 18:30:55

No pirates game on sabc 1?

posted: 2014-08-02 18:43:29

where z Issa??????

posted: 2014-08-02 18:44:26

SABC home of soccer for you ntwana

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-08-02 18:49:22

Sabc does not have time for small teams

posted: 2014-08-02 18:50:45

thats why i dont pay my tv license

jb chauke
posted: 2014-08-02 18:52:11

after Downs game, u wil never predict anything here

Bobby & Steve must futsek! Tumour
posted: 2014-08-02 18:56:15

Everone I have a score to settle with is going through, good omen! K4L

posted: 2014-08-02 18:57:44

Good luck to Pirates and hope they win the trophy.

posted: 2014-08-02 18:58:26

we instil fear to the fearless

posted: 2014-08-02 19:02:18

Second goal is a fair goal? just asking!

posted: 2014-08-02 19:03:12


Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-02 19:03:39

This looks like a walkover for ratties. If Cavin Johnson finishes the season I will be shocked,he has run out of ideas and his team is dead.. The one from overseas Manyama is a goat maan..

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