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Santos and Pirates draw

Posted: 18 December 2009 Time: 22:00

Santos and Orlando Pirates drew 0-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at Athlone Stadium on Friday night.

Early action saw the two sides evenly matched – despite play going from end to end, neither team was able to create any chances on goal.

After about 25 minutes the Buccaneers began to look more threatening and more inspired in attack and they came close to opening the scoring when Teko Modise sent a header soaring just over the bar after he met Dikgang Mabalane’s inviting cross.

While the first half was played at an entertaining pace, chances were few and far between and the home side’s first and only opportunity only came in the 41st minute when Phikolethu Spelman misfired after a good combination between Erwin Isaacs and Ryan Chapman down the right flank.

The Peoples’ Team had the first chance of the second half with 64 minutes on the clock as the game remained tightly contested.

The opportunity saw Eleazar Rodgers heading towards and empty net after a mistake by Moeneeb Josephs, but his effort lacked power and Rooi Mahamutsa was able to clear off the line.

Five minutes later Bucs were close to scoring when Thulasize Mbuyane cut in from the left and fired a shot just wide of the far upright.

Santos had two wonderful opportunities with 10 minutes to go, but Isaacs fired over the bar from 12-yards with only Josephs to beat, while Graham King couldn’t react fast enough to steer a point blank header into the net.

Terror Fanteni could have snuck the win for Pirates in the final minute of regulation time, but it wasn’t to be as the former Ajax man failed to hit the target.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:08 pm
WemaBhakabhaka kwenzenjani? U r now the draw specialist. I remember u guys talking ur mouths till dropped saying u'll win the Lig this ye, how? when? where? howcome? & why? U r lucky to make for the Top 8! Even teams that have hired new coaches like Downs & Chiefs r doing far better than u even though u've played more games than them. They both may not win the Lig but given where they were 2 months ago compared to u, they have done really well. U r cursed! u'll never win anything till the Son of Man returns!
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
pap-rats fc hehehe we will da league really?he chiefs will get relegated he we r unbeaten in seven games bla bla bla wats going on now?2 games 2 points 0 goals wow! pie-rats will neva win da league until they treat their players with respect..how they pay jele 6,500? PAP-RATS IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE AND I DONT KNOW WHO WILL CLEAN IT.....i really feel 4 da suppoters eish ke sono(not jomo) ka bona
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
Hard luck to both teams, the other was looking to extend their lead all in an effort of challenging for the league, the other was looking to bolster their confidence. There is always next time Guys.

To all the people's team don't despair

To all the Bucs fans, your team needs just luck above anything else. otherwise they are playing good football only to be eluded be goals. Did you see Professor Teko? Good, he knows how to play football period.
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
As i said on the earlier report about this game, Pirates were never gonna get morethan 1 point. This team is cursed!
Anonymous
posted: 10:27 pm
pie bats chickened out of the race, sunflower is likely to join dem tomorrow
mphahleni
posted: 10:39 pm
Who wants to tel me they expected different results from this one..may be the head line should be different and say SANTOS were held to a draw since this is not what they are good at but pie rats
mphahleni
posted: 10:40 pm
where is mongala??THE GUYS WAS PLAYING AND PIE RATS WON SOME GAMES AND THEY BENCHED HIM AND DRAWS STARTED...
Anonymous
posted: 10:55 pm
very disappointed by Pirates.
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
im a faithfull bucs fan bt im fed with bull.....t performance these cows ar overrated and full nonsense
Anonymous
posted: 05:34 am
TO ALL DEPRESSED PAP-RATS SUPPORTERS IM VERY SORRY BT I THINK ITS PUNISHMENT FROM GOD COS YOUR PLAYERS R NOT WELL REMUNIRATED FOR THEIR EFFORTS AND ITS A KNOWN SECRET THAT THER IS NO WIN BONUSES AT PAP-RATS SO DONT BLAIM THE PLAYERS BLAME DR KHOZA AND HIZ CRONIES....NOW IT IS OFFICIAL PAP-RATS R FIGHTING 4 POSITON NO 5 ....WHAT A SHAME
Swona Champ!
posted: 06:48 am
These players wont win anything, even if it means their lifes depended on it
Anonymous
posted: 08:29 am
Ukhoza akahlabe inkomo kugezwe is'nyama sikaManyathela...evr since ahamba kuyabheda(r.i.p)
abuyise umabizela.
Anonymous
posted: 08:44 am
Sizwe Motaung spirit is haunting Khoza, unless they return all that belongs to Sizwe's family, they must 4get!
Mystique
posted: 12:24 pm
eish Pirates. plz stop to disappoint us. eventhough the league hopes are starting to fade away. please win at least the games to come. we are behind you.
Anonymous
posted: 01:56 pm
I hope Santos win the league and represent us with pride like they did 7 years ago. My dream is to see a psl team lifting Champions league and world cup [clubs]. I will feel proud.
Anonymous
posted: 09:29 am
eish this team breaks my heart..Juju whats zisha guys, u were on fire @ the beginning of the season n now u r has-beens, its a trend that has 2 stop, Mashego is useless i wont lie he costs u guys games with his lazy-tryna-be-a-superstar finishing, get rid of him once

Khosi
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