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Orlando Pirates v Bidvest Wits

Posted: 13 September 2014 Time: 19:44

Bidvest Wits were unlucky to go down 1-0 to Orlando Pirates in a Premiership match on Saturday night.

An own goal scored by a deflection off goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez from a Siyabonga Sangweni shot six minutes from time saw the Buccaneers walk away with all three points at Orlando Stadium.

The result sees Pirates up to third on the table with 11 points while Wits dropped to fourth place with ten points.

It was not the best display of football by either side, especially the second half which produced very little in terms of goalmouth action.

The match did get off to a positive start with both teams on the attack early on.

In the third minute Sibusiso Vilakazi met a right wing cross, but he saw his ten-yard header brilliantly saved by the fingertips of Senzo Meyiwa.

A minute later Pirates had their first effort on goal when Kermit Erasmus broke through on goal, but was stopped in his tracks by Fernandez.

In the 22nd minute Wits should have taken the lead when Sameehg Doutie played Getaneh Kebede in behind the Buccaneers defence with pin-point pass, but fired inches over the crossbar from ten-yards out.

Pirates suffered a bit of a setback on the half hour mark when Thandani Ntshumayelo had to leave the field injured and was replaced by Daine Klate.

That took the sting out of the game a bit as the teams entered the break all-sqaure.

The second half was a poor affair with both teams guilty of wasting possession and consequently chances on goal were few and far between.

The game looked to be heading for a stalemate before an unfortunate incident saw Fernandez put the ball into his own net.

Siya Sangweni unleashed a 24-yard thunderbolt that struck the right-hand post and then into the back of a diving Fernandez and over the goalline, 1-0.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

DumzaN
posted: 2014-09-13 17:50:12

You playing at home for goodness sake why not go all out attact?

AMAXABA ASE IMBO
posted: 2014-09-13 17:51:58

GOOD LUCK BOYS

Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-09-13 17:54:29

Jwale ke nako ya ditali

Tauzand1000_Wa_le_Pirates!
posted: 2014-09-13 17:55:16

Bopha nkunz'emnyama!!

stomer wa pirates
posted: 2014-09-13 18:00:50

Another three point bucs

Mthinayi Bugs Killer
posted: 2014-09-13 18:02:25

Lets see what the big team, when you compare it with Amazulu, naboWits,  what will do tonight against same average team same as them.

Professor_
posted: 2014-09-13 18:03:19

May the best team win..Good luck to them both

phungashe
posted: 2014-09-13 18:04:44

This is the coach's best starting lineup it shall seem. Same players and no rotation is suicidal, however as long as we win I am Happy People. Shapa Tsentsu shapaaaa! ! ! ! ! !  

1937
posted: 2014-09-13 18:11:25

Ezagebhula umhlaba kamaspala ngaphandle kwesvumelwano

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2014-09-13 18:17:32

Magundwane, what were we saying about attendance again? Practice what you preach. Pests!

MoraBucsKeikutlwa
posted: 2014-09-13 18:20:34

Meyiwa continuing his bb captaincy inspired wonders..

Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-09-13 18:22:16

Magundwane hallow!!!!!!!

Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-09-13 18:25:40

It was after breeding, they unfortunatEly they thought they are many

Professor_
posted: 2014-09-13 18:36:55

From "tiki taka"to counter attack football. .mmm ok Orlando Pirates

yellowman4
posted: 2014-09-13 18:37:34

Retex

deleted_33114379_Thami101
posted: 2014-09-13 18:44:34

ntshumayelo go off, ace to midfield Klate on. Great, ace needs to get more of the ball!

Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-09-13 18:45:28

Unusual of rats. They are so quite, is it raining?

khosi411
posted: 2014-09-13 18:50:47

A plyr lyk nanyisa 35 minutes no whr to be seen this guy is dropping his performance a bit by bit

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-09-13 18:54:50

The way ba minye nga khona they can't even shout their usual Aaaaaace.... aye ye ye!

thebigbucs
posted: 2014-09-13 18:56:01

khosi411  you are watching a different game...we forgive you,

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