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Mbuyane show downs Cosmos

Posted: 29 August 2009 Time: 22:09

Thulasizwe Mbuyane hit a hat-trick and Terror Fanteni scored his first as a dominant Orlando Pirates thumped Jomo Cosmos 4-0 at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night to extend their lead at the top of the standings.

The Buccaneers dominated throughout, and should have scored as early as the second minute when Teko Modise found space inside the area, but Avril Phali produced a stunning save to tip his shot onto the upright, with Dikgang Mabalane missing the follow-up.

A minute late Katlego Mashego broke through, but his cutback – with two teammates waiting to score – was very poor.

But the hosts were rewarded for their dominance on 13 minutes as Mbuyane expertly flicked Mashego’s corner past Phali, who then needed to be sharp to keep out Mashego’s curling effort on 33 minutes.

Chances for Cosmos were few and far between, though Rooi Mahamutsa had to be sharp to block Koena Mathopa’s goalbound shot.

It took Bucs just six minutes into the second half to score their second – Mbuyane reacting quickest after Phali could only parry Mashego’s shot.

Jomo Sono reacted by making three substitutions at once, but it mattered little as Pirates – and Mbuyane – scored a third, sliding home Mabalane’s pin-point cross.

Mabalane and Modise were both denied by Phali, before Cosmos had their best chance – Sono’s chip over Moeneeb Josephs acrobatically cleared off the line by Lucky Lekgwathi.

With the game secured, Ruud Krol brought all his substitutes on and one of them, Terror Fanteni, came within a whisker of netting his first for Bucs, but Phali got down low to tip it around the post.

Fanteni did get his goal, however, netting from close range after the ball had come back off Dennis Masina to put the icing on the cake for Pirates.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:18 pm
Bafa abantu tjo!
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
who's next eish this team rocks u made my week gents pls keep it up . Ezinyama
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
mbuyane . Mashego .mxhosa(jali) mahamutsa modise masina mhlongo moneeb mabalane mhlekazi(fanteni) if u m n u gt skill cum hme mabhakabhaka
Anonymous
posted: 10:50 pm
Shapa Pirates shapa ruta batho bolo ke mang a latelang?ke utlwa ke tshaba
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
There is 18 degrees of separation btwn Pirates and Chiefs on the log. an early case of catch me if u can by Pirates! Shapa Bhakajuju Shapa!
Anonymous
posted: 03:04 am
Thanks Bhakaniya. You made my day better. Together we can! Win the league. Wish Khosi to loose.
Anonymous
posted: 03:08 am
Uyamemeza uEzekiel ethi mathambo. Asho amathambo ehlanganiswa ngabafana be Bhakabhaka. Thanks Guys. Together we can
Anonymous
posted: 07:00 am
Ooh! Ooh kuthi mandikhale yimincili Pirates, Ndlwemnyama, Bucs eZimnyawa ngenkani kumnandi ukuzinxulumanisa neOrlando Pirates, who is next?
Anonymous
posted: 08:32 am
I 'm Bucs fan , i want to warn Bucs supporter it's still long way to go .We must not look Chief as an enemy but we must look all the Teams . If we past to Arrows next 2 week i will be happy .Please Buccuneer cool down .Let talk after 15 games .
Anonymous
posted: 08:35 am
I hope this fifa break wont affect the rythym of the bucs .yonaaa yooo .hushwa batho
Anonymous
posted: 09:14 am
I 'm looking forwand to see Blaise Kiaku ,Frank Olivier,Phenyo " Sinze Ngomsebenzi " Mongala ,Bennet ,Lebo .
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 am
To Eddy my fellow cd in soccer it will be too latet to express our for the gud things our team is doing (after 15 games No No Now we must thank our team) by the way Arrows is next!! yhazi kumnandi ukuba ngumntu walapha eS.A yho yho yho 4 goals.
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 am
Sry Jomo ma son u cam at a wrong tym nw u a victim of oparation thatha mapoints m on cloud 9.Tovey dont shw mercy 2 thoz chips i gv thm 2 u ths afternoon.UP DA BUCS.
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 am
Missing word 'Feellings'
Anonymous
posted: 01:23 pm
Ayoba nd da bucs do it agn! 10 points wit only 4 games! Sabangena full time. Re sh0ta fela ka e bae bitsang ssu le chieps
Anonymous
posted: 05:07 pm
i pirates iya rocker
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
That shows jomo the big difference between playing in the nfd and playing in the psl.well done bhakaka
Anonymous
posted: 08:50 am
Well they might have won convincingly as it looks. I heard Jomo on Friday saying he want to give away this match cos of the suffering pirates have been enduring through out the past seasons.....this not a surprise

Come next game....you will see
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