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Orlando Pirates beat Maritzburg United

Posted: 2 March 2011 Time: 22:01

Orlando Pirates beat Maritzburg United 3-1 thanks to two goals late in the game on Wednesday night.

In a well engineered victory, Pirates played with passion, confidently controlled the game and ran of the well deserved winners.

It was Ndumiso Mabena who opened the scoring for Pirates in the 36th minute, before Tlou Segolela and Isaac Chansa scored the second and third goals late in the second half.

Maritzburg United got their goal from Rudolph Bester in the 49th minute.

Playing better and more effective soccer than their opposition, Pirates took the offensive from the first whistle. They were on top throughout the match.

Maritzburg United’s keeper Shu-Aib Walters pulled off a class save from Katlego Mashego’s free-kick in the 12th minute, and in the 14th minute Ndumiso Mabena was close with a screamer that flew over the bar.

Ultimately, Pirates’ efforts were rewarded when Ndumiso Mabeba connected with Katlego Mashego’s corner kick in the 36th minute beating keeper Shu-Aib Walters.

The first half ended 1-0 to Pirates and their faithful were getting anxious at the prospect of not scoring enough goals.

After combining with Gert Schalkwyk, Sibisi laid the ball to Rudolph Bester who easily beat Senzo Meyiwa with a tap in to put his side on level terms in the 49th minute.

Tlou Segolela put the stadium into frenzy with a goal in the 87th minute before setting up Issac Chansa in the 91st minute to put the game beyond Maritzburg United’s reach, Pirates winning 3-1.

Pirates are now three point clear of second placed Ajax Cape Town at the top of the log.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:09 pm
thank u kaizerbels&ajax capetown.yonk indawo ibhakabhaka liyaphumelela le na le ibhakabhaka liyaphumelela 15 games without loosing yo!yo!yo
Anonymous
posted: 10:13 pm
Is Tlou running like a headless chicken? Who's on top again? Shaaaaaaaaaappppppaaaaa tse ntsho tsa motlhaba!
Anonymous
posted: 10:14 pm
once a title contender reamain hopeful of wining da title. Thr is no doubt tht pirates cn win da league, who else cn take th league 4rm our noise? Up th bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
its not over until Pirates scores.....
"imoto entshontsh' imali"

Catch us if u can!
Bucs all the way....
The Ghost
posted: 10:16 pm
Mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!! Makhosikazi had already prepared their statements at or about the 88th minute, but they should have known better UP THE BUCS!!!
Fela
posted: 10:16 pm
The gods are smiling at the Buccerneers, hhhhhhhmmmmm....
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
Let them talk.

Up the bucs.
The Ghost
posted: 10:17 pm
Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong, as Tolly says: is the elephant running at 240 miles/hr with no direction?
The Ghost
posted: 10:18 pm
SHAPA BUCCANEER SHAPA WENA!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:18 pm
Just want to know who said we'll loose tonight? Who is that false traditional healer? What is the gap between us and number 4? Who is No.4 by the way?
Anonymous
posted: 10:18 pm
Happy people celebrate gud times come on lets celebrate .
Anonymous
posted: 10:18 pm
i lyk da celebratn by lekgwathi. let doz hu knw hw 2 2lk d da 2lkn, we'l d wat we d best in da field of ply.
Anonymous
posted: 10:20 pm
At Pirates we say Never say NEVER! And we sing this song, its never over until its OVER...just like the reporter puts it,we are matching to championship!
Psfiso
posted: 10:20 pm
Sssshhaaapppaa...! Mayambela always bringing more spark whn given a chance. lets nt talk too much mabhak' 7 games to gooo.... sshhhappa.!
tokzin1
posted: 10:20 pm
Hahahahaha speech 88th minutes mara spoko uyahlekisa. Eish mara kumnandi ukuba yibhakaniya yazi...
tokzin1
posted: 10:21 pm
ttmabona injalo less yada yada and more points...
Psfiso
posted: 10:22 pm
Sssshhaaapppaa...! Mayambela always bringing more spark whn given a chance. lets nt talk too much mabhak' 7 games to gooo.... sshhhappa.!
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
Thanx BUCS 4 3 pnts let them crawl til MAY shapa BHAKA-BHAKA shapa! AYOBANES!!
The Ghost
posted: 10:23 pm
Tlly.ba.Thate it was musunu x1 fanatics who were saying we were going to lose tonight, and actually were celebrating thinking that Maritzburg were about to tie us up. Look at the table and say no more. UP THE BUCS!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:23 pm
kikiki kweeeeeeeeeeeeeeee heart infection 2 the feb 26th fans! dnt wori ull be strong....or not!
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