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Cosmos Stun Pirates

Posted: 2 December 2009 Time: 22:11

Jomo Cosmos have caused one of the shocks of the Absa Premiership season by recording just their second win in 19 games with a 1-0 success over Orlando Pirates at the Rand Stadium on Wednesday night.

The result might put paid to Pirates' title hopes, but revives Cosmos' chances of beating the drop as substitute Siza Dlamini netted from the penalty-spot midway through the second half.

The match was delayed 45 minutes due to the heavy rains, and for most of the night the teams battled to come to terms with the wet conditions underfoot, making for a scrappy game that did not see too much constructive football.

  It was the Buccaneers that looked more threatening in the opening half – In the first 20 minutes Cosmos keeper Avril Phali was tested by Rooi Mahamutsa, and Thulasizwe Mbuyane, doing well to keep out both efforts.   Dikgang Mabalane had a decent chance in the 25th minute when he created space to shoot in the box, but his shot flew just over the cross bar.

  Pirates though were certainly the team on top in the opening stanza, but after Mabalane’s chance, the Bucs attackers failed to find the target with a string of efforts from around 25-yards out.

  Cosmos’ first real chance of the game materialised just before the break when Bongani Theletsane squared the ball for Diarra Gacoussou, but his finish, or lack thereof, was woeful.

  Cosmos started the second half brightly and had the first chance of the half when Siza Dlamini broke down the right flank, but he was unable to pick out a team-mate as Zvenyika Makonese slid in with the challenge.

  The home side however persisted with their efforts and they were rewarded when Makonese gave away a penalty. Dlamini beat Moeneeb Josephs from the spot, despite the keeper guessing the right way.

  Ezenkosi faced a stern test of their nerves in the final 25 minutes of the game as Pirates went in search of an equaliser.  

And while the visitors enjoyed most of the ball, Phali did not have to make any notable saves as the Sea Robbers failed to penetrate a determined and at times desperate Ezenkosi back line who held out to ensure the valuable three points for the relegation battlers.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:16 pm
Ha ha ha Pee Rats will win the league this season ha ha ha
posted: 10:18 pm
The fake Barcelona he hehekikikilikilikili
posted: 10:22 pm
krol dats too bad u are slipping da table like this. check ur substitution its too late n bad
posted: 10:29 pm
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Shapa Cosmos shapaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
posted: 10:37 pm
He he he I remember he 1st week of September, when the GB=Glomour Boys were sitting at the bottom of the log.....Pee Rats .I've told u long time ago, this team is cursed. u need to do a team building in an ocean eDurban for cleansing. iPirates ine Skhwakhwalala. Maybe u should remove that red color in your jersey , I don't know what it represent= Ezimnyama ngenkani , nezibovu ngenkani? kikikililikikliki
posted: 10:37 pm
pierats is such a funny bunch of clowns supported by mentally blacksealed lunatics brainwashed by the past error. Anyway, what can u say about a team supported by Julius Malema? No one must come and claim that pierats lost because some players were not available, remember when u persistantly always preached depth? that's depth u were talking about.
posted: 10:41 pm
Hard luck to King,Sabelo,bakajuju,j474....and to Ezibovu ngenkani,sorry I meant Ezimnyama ngenkani kiliilikikilikiki
posted: 10:44 pm
hehehe lol, pie-rats is doing what it does best -donating points....jomo is stil shocked bt im sad that cosmos has won mara im glad that the 'happy people' r crying. hehehe mbele must go! pie-rats have turned da corner so says da ghost afta the win ova ajax i wonder what they r saying now.....I SEE ANADA DRY SEASON AT PIE-RATS
posted: 10:46 pm
Apologies I forgot the rough diamond from the factory=Julius Malema askies butiza
posted: 10:47 pm
Im happy, let Jomo escape the drop!
posted: 10:48 pm
I here by resign from being a Pirates suppoter and I just finished burning my OP Jersey. We wont win anything while our team is supported by fools like malema and coached by Krol(He must Go). Good bye my Love(bhakaniya) hop we cross paths in future, I will always love you.lol. either or Once and always..
posted: 10:51 pm
good win for Mjomana.he just need to win two more games in a row and he wil be save from selepe sa magagane.as for Pirates they just need to focus on finishing in the top 8 even though the last time they won the top 8 was long time ago.
posted: 10:54 pm
I didn't watch the game my dstv just lost signal due to heavy rain. was Teko-mposed playing? Mara bafwethu how do u expect to win throphies if u still have a defenders leading the scoring charts in your team?
posted: 11:01 pm
hi bucs fans,i onces told my fellow bucs fans,at the time pirates whe on top of the table,that pirates won't last at the top,coz pirates are like fire made of boxes,as shakes said pirates is tembisa pirates,as we know from kosta papic,every year u are a laughing stock.
posted: 11:02 pm
Ag shame, poor fan......we've got enough fans but we can accommodate u bru, Brokefan,Sibusiso,Thabang,Mershack and the entire KHOSI FAMILY will welcome u with open arms to Naturena. Love and Peace, the GBs, Abafana bok'thula noxolo abafana abane club house kikiliiliiklikikliliki
posted: 11:13 pm
Goodnight soccer lovers, chat tomorrow. iyhooo ngizolala kamnandi kikilikiklikikliki
posted: 12:09 am
The truth must be told that Pie-rat is a joke. how can they get themselves out classed by relegation material lyk cosmos.

i think is high time that all loyal pirate supporters must admit that their team is a joke finish and klaar.
posted: 12:19 am
Pie-rat players keep on dissappoing their loyal supporters season in and season out.

Their supporters have never been anything but supportive to them throug thick and thin but what do they get as a reward nothing but frustration.

pirates players are just a bunch of Useless, Non ambitious and pathetic bunch of morons.
posted: 12:23 am
how on earth can u get beaten up by a team that has never won a match in their last seventeen games? cosmos nogal.

hayi sies man.
posted: 12:27 am
I'm soo greatful i'm not a Pirates fan. otherwise

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