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Posted: 20 December 2014 Time: 19:28

A first half goal by Lehlohonolo Majoro and a deflected second-half strike by Kermit Erasmus gave Orlando Pirates all three points against Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

The 2-1 victory takes the Buccaneers to fourth place with 26 points, while Clinton Larsen’s men – for who Lerato Lamola scored – are 10th with 20 points.

Siwelele started like a house on fire and could have been two up after 10 minutes. First Hellings Mhango was played in on goal but, just before he was about to pull the trigger, Mpho Makola took the ball off his foot.

Soon after Mukuka Mulenga cut through Bucs’ defence, but Brighton Mhlongo pulled off a fine save as he tipped the ball around the post for a corner.

Against the run of play, Pirates got the opener on 13 minutes when a beautiful through-ball allowed Majoro to race through on goal and execute an exquisite chip which gave Patrick Tignyemb no chance.

Erasmus almost added a second straight away, but this time the goalkeeper was up to the task and pulled off a good save.

Celtic continued to press for an equaliser, and it came in the 44th minute following a lightning quick counter-attack to which Lamola put the finishing touches.

Pirates came out desperate to restore their lead, and the goal did eventually come on 67 minutes. Erasmus connected with Patrick Phungwayo’s cross from the left, but his shot was going wide, only for Bevan Fransman to deflect the ball into his own net.

A few minutes later Erasmus nearly caught Tignyemb napping with a curler, but it deflected narrowly wide for a corner. 

Thabo Rakhale’s introduction provided more headaches for the Celtic defence, but ultimately the two goals were enough for the Buccaneers to end a very tough year on a positive note.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Eric Tinkler
Formation: four four two

AWAY: Bloemfontein Celtic

Coach: Clinton Larsen
Formation: four three one two

Livefyre comments on this story...

bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2014-12-20 17:34:49

Masuku is a cow

Mfanakhithi
posted: 2014-12-20 17:37:34

Once change or one change?

Mfanakhithi
posted: 2014-12-20 17:39:05

I hope he proves you wrong tonight. Don't be like Chiefs supporters who Boo their own player (Nkatha)

Bush Doctor(I'm a Mystic Man.
posted: 2014-12-20 17:41:45

Where is Myessi?

Lewandoski
posted: 2014-12-20 17:42:19

It is going to be a lovely draw...

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-12-20 17:43:10

Its gonna b a lovely loss for rats, useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo

nyoana
posted: 2014-12-20 17:47:34

You think this is Ajax for sho

mfana kaizer
posted: 2014-12-20 17:48:48

shapa celtic shapa

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-12-20 17:56:47

No sweet turkey for rats, useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-12-20 18:22:48

mhlongo zulu cow

thebigbucs
posted: 2014-12-20 18:24:46

why do all these coaches keep playing makola....almost cost a goal within 10min

Siwelele Brigadier
posted: 2014-12-20 18:26:19

Scooco4khosination
posted: 2014-12-20 19:03:53

Shapaa Siwelele Shapaa.....Frogssss n Ratssss bahlabana bodwa

Lewandoski
posted: 2014-12-20 19:10:27

Where is @Mriyo and @Nebo003? 4 4 2, ifana nobuso bukaSkhosana.

MoraBucsKeikutlwa
posted: 2014-12-20 19:12:53

Phungwayo will remain a deputy to matlaba no matter what....he got away with similar misjudgements evn in previous games...worst of it he is almost always late to recover jst 4 his defensive duties...2much crosses come from his side evn if he is ther..he perceived pace is jst not working 4 de team...he gets into good positions upfront bt no good service to de box or diagonals....how can he give away a pass needlessly....eish

simza 15
posted: 2014-12-20 19:14:39

Injured

simza 15
posted: 2014-12-20 19:16:00

A better cow thn d others tonight

BokoHaram - Allah Agbhar
posted: 2014-12-20 19:19:53

Killing me softly...tltltltltltltltltl

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-12-20 19:20:39

Sham, i dont see rats winning this one, useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo

Scooco4khosination
posted: 2014-12-20 19:21:59

Chasing FC shame they'll keep chasing unogwaja kagesi

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