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Posted: 30 August 2014 Time: 14:10

Orlando Pirates outclassed Polokwane City 3-0 in the Absa Premiership on Saturday, with Kermit Erasmus, Thabo Qalinge and Lehlohonolo Majoro on target at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Bucs, who hammered champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-0 in midweek, climbed to fifth in the standings, while City are second-from-bottom after four straight defeats.

In a lively tie, Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa made a fine save early on to keep out a glancing header by Esau Kanyenda off a free-kick from Jabu Maluleke.

At the other end, Sea Robbers defender Ayanda Gcaba directed a miscued strike from Oupa Manyisa narrowly over the bar after Dino Visser punched away an Erasmus corner.

The visitors, however, took the lead in the 31st minute when Erasmus thundered in a drive from the edge of the area for his fifth goal of 2014/15. Erasmus pounced after Mpho Makola stepped over a pass from left-back Patrick Phungwayo, who was making his first appearance of the season for the suspended Thabo Matlaba.

Qalinge doubled the lead 12 minutes later with a stunning first-time strike into the top corner after arriving late in the box. This followed a cut-back from the right by Makola, with Erasmus showing awareness to let the ball run. It was Qalinge's first goal for the Soweto giants following his recent signing from Mpumalanga Black Aces.

Makola later powered a shot at Visser just before the hour-mark, with the keeper spilling the effort but recovering in time to foil Phungwayo on the follow-up.

Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic then opted to give a run to Majoro, Issa Sarr and Daine Klate in the latter stages at the expense of Erasmus, Makola and Qalinge, who took a knock to the small of his back under a robust challenge from Thapelo Tshilo.

City mentor Boebie Solomons also injected fresh legs in the shape of Lwazi Skosana, having replaced Elias Ngwepe with Sifiso Mbhele at the interval.

The hosts nearly pulled one back in the 75th minute through Linda Shiba but he was unable to beat the onrushing Meyiwa from a one-on-situation as he put his chip over.

Majoro, though, made the game safe in the 86th minute with a composed finish after being released by Klate. It was Majoro's fourth goal in his last three outings.

HOME: Polokwane City

Coach: Boebie Solomons
Formation: four four one one

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Bucaneer 2.1
posted: 2014-08-30 12:16:50

interesting, Phungwayo is back, grab the chance my guy.

posted: 2014-08-30 12:18:00

not so bad line up, but coach should have started with two strikers

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-08-30 12:22:08

Puleng Ntlolane

posted: 2014-08-30 12:30:29

thnx VV ur line up its da strong 1 habashwe

posted: 2014-08-30 12:31:27

Mabhaka-bhaka adla joy , Makhosi wona aya flyer , woza September 20 2014 moment of truth. I will open my new jersey.

posted: 2014-08-30 12:33:07

We need the 3pts. Doesn't really matter how we get them. Pls.

Bucs4eva Phindamzala
posted: 2014-08-30 12:42:37

Gud luck to the boys!

posted: 2014-08-30 12:47:34

Why nt major n Erusmas??bt let wait n c

posted: 2014-08-30 12:47:49

I like it VV....gud starting line up coach...the trio is back....Ntshumayelo, Manyisa, and Makola.....we are back in game boss...bus or no bus we are the mighty bucceneers. Thanks again coach

posted: 2014-08-30 12:51:52

Good decision vv drop that mogoe Mahamutsa

posted: 2014-08-30 12:58:13

section 10....

posted: 2014-08-30 12:58:22

Happy for phungwayo and qalinge but I'm not too sure about ur decision to include?makola and leave sarr at thebench

posted: 2014-08-30 12:59:18

This tendency of Kickofff acting as if only pirates, chiefs and sundowns are the only teams is disgusting. Everyday you mention their starting lineup and forget bout the other team. sies maan

posted: 2014-08-30 13:00:38

Swahombe  pirates is the biggest team in mzansi...so its  must

posted: 2014-08-30 13:19:35

@swahombe dats not a true boss,which Kickoff u talkn abt,please go back 2 d main page n have a look again boss

posted: 2014-08-30 13:34:32

Hehe #95...

posted: 2014-08-30 13:36:22

Swahombe ma bra you lying day light!

ScotchFLAVA [We are Clubless]
posted: 2014-08-30 13:39:39

Patrick Phungwayo...

Proo Rhino
posted: 2014-08-30 13:41:36

Nice Goal! Love & Peace.

Mr Bhakaniya
posted: 2014-08-30 13:41:52

Its a good starting line, attack attack attack.

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