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Chenene wins it for Bucs

Posted: 12 December 2009 Time: 17:28

Bennett Chenene’s goal midway through the second half saw Orlando Pirates beat Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

It was a long overdue win for Bucs – their first away from home in three months – to keep their faint title hopes alive.

However, Stars can rightly feel aggrieved at some decisions that went their way, most notably when they had a good goal disallowed in the opening minute. Last week against Kaizer Chiefs, Stars had a penalty given against them which was never a penalty.

It was clear that Tshepo Ramokala was in an onside position when he received the ball from Henrico Botes and scored from the kick-off, but the officials decided otherwise.

Stars edged the first 45 minutes on a hot, steamy afternoon. But Chenene dented the post in the fifth minute when he thudded a good cross from Dikgang Mabalane against the woodwork. Then six minutes later Lebogang Mothibantwa was wide of the Stars woodwork.

Stars’ Bradley Grobler shot over the crossbar a minute later when he had the goal at his mercy., and then the best out of Moeneeb Josephs, who did well to punch his rocket away from danger in the 19th minute.

At the other end, Stars keeper Tapuwa Kapini did well to get behind and stop a powerful bullet from Lucky Lekgwathi in the 35th minute. Five minutes later, Mabalane blasted over the crossbar from inside the penalty area.

Bucs started the second half with more urgency. Lekgwathi wasted an opportunity to put his side ahead in the 51st minute when he was given a free header inside the six yard area, but the Bucs skipper headed straight at Kapini.

Kapini did brilliantly to deny Mabalane a goal in the 66th minute, but the pressure eventually told a minute later when Chenene scored.

But the left-wing wasted a chance to seal the game when he miskicked with the goal at his mercy in the 72nd minute.

The three points takes Pirates up to second place behind SuperSport United, though they have played two games more than most of their competitors.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:38 pm
dat is wat we want form u guys good result but wacht my team scoring more goals 2nite.

khosi 4 life chiefs 4 celtic 0.
Anonymous
posted: 05:40 pm
Shapa buccaneer, shap! Ayeye amaksosikazi;I've got a feeling tonight is gonna be a 'bad' night.
Anonymous
posted: 05:47 pm
dat is wat we want form u guys good result but wacht my team scoring more goals 2nite.

khosi 4 life chiefs 4 celtic 0.
Anonymous
posted: 05:47 pm
Gud luck 2 Pirates,it's never over until the fat...... Just hope my team win's as well. KHOZI 4 LYF!!
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:52 pm
Pirates for a leauge. We are back on track.
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:53 pm
Shapa bucaneer shapa.
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:54 pm
Shapa Chenene Shapa
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:55 pm
Shapa Krol Shapa
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:55 pm
Shapa Brokefan Shapa
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:55 pm
Shapa Modise Shapa
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:56 pm
Shapa Mahamutsa Shapa
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:56 pm
Shapa Mothibantwa Shapa
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:58 pm
Shapa Mahoota Shapa
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 05:59 pm
Shapa Jali Shapa
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 06:07 pm
Guys I am now having Johny Walker Green Label. Sitting with 3 beautiful women in Durban Umhlamga Rocks, any one who wants to join. I will be in Moses Mabhida Stadium next week (19 December) watching chips and bafana ba sitlaela (they call themselves Brazilians wherears they are in Mzansi, hee hee hee hee hee, nx. I've got 6 tickets to the presidential suits. Who wan't to join me? Shapa Sea Robbers Shapa.
Anonymous
posted: 06:17 pm
jah khoza fc fans r happy hehehe one thing is 4 sure though they r going to lose their next game ...kikiki pap -rats
Anonymous
posted: 06:38 pm
Hahaha! UP THE BUCS! I am very happy with this results, i wish kaizer clown all the bad things for tonight.SHAPA CELTICS SHAPA.
Anonymous
posted: 07:18 pm
i wish tht krol guy kan go nw he is so brain-dead second season he kant fix ths scoring problem.he changes late nd does tht to wrong people.uyafavour ukrol why kant he take tht useles mbuyane?
Anonymous
posted: 08:01 pm
Krol is a winner!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:07 pm
SO MR EDITOR ITS CONTROVESIAL WIN TO PIRATES OR U ONLY SAY WHEN ITS CHIEFS,PLATINUM STARS SCORED A GOOD GOAL REFERRE DISALLOWED
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