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Orlando Pirates beat Platinum Stars

Posted: 17 April 2011 Time: 17:08

Happy Jele scored the winner as Orlano Pirates regained top spot in the Absa Premiership standings following a 2-1 victory against Platinum Stars.

Isaac Chansa opened the scoring after just seven minutes, but Stars hit back straight away through Sibusiso Msomi.

It was a quick start to the game from both sides and consequently we saw two goals in the opening ten minutes.

Pirates were the first to score in the seventh minute. Chiukepo Msowoya drove down the left flank and made his way onto the edge of the box before he supplied a pin-point pass to find Chansa unmarked only a couple of yards out from goal. All he had to do was side-foot the ball into an empty net and he made no mistake.

However, Stars hit back almost immediately when they found the equaliser three minutes later. Some more good work down the flank, this time by Ayo Oluwafemi, saw him supply a good low cross into the box. Msomi got to the ball ahead of his marker to fire his side level from 12-yards out.

At the start of the second half Pirates did manage to find their second and it came in the shape of a wonder goal. Jele let loose with a pile-driver from 25-yards out that found the top left-hand corner of the net.

After that Stars tried desperately to hit back and applied pressure on Bucs’ goal, mounting attack after attack.

Bradley Grobler came close to scoring in the 66th minute for the home team when he fired a powerful shot from the edge of the area, but the Pirates keeper was up to the challenge.

Substitute Ntumba should really have leveled matters in the 76th minute when he met a cross from the left, but he directed his header wide of the target from only a couple of yards out.

In the end Pirates’ defence held firm and they picked up all three points which sees the Buccaneers back to the top of the Absa Premiership.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:12 pm
up da bucs! Happy people en happy days ar bak.
Anonymous
posted: 05:12 pm
Yes! Gqubule u didnt get your way, b!tch
The Ghost
posted: 05:12 pm
Sorry ladies, I know you were rooting for Stars, but we told you that we cannot be denied our rightful place, and that it the top. I know this has got to hurt. UP THE BUCS!!!
The Ghost
posted: 05:13 pm
Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:15 pm
pirates wont win da league with the way i've observed the game.
deBuc
posted: 05:16 pm
Eish, chips were hoping 4 a favor. Gas what its pirates on top and u caN GO TO YOUR NUMBA 4 mother fuc*kers. We will hold this umberalla for life believe me. Up The Bucs!!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:16 pm
Soldier on Buccaneers, we almost there....only three more to go. Up the Bucs
Anonymous
posted: 05:17 pm
that was an important victory hey..... well done OPFC well done..
Anonymous
posted: 05:17 pm
no comment ...it is ok!
Pirates a on top ...it is ok!
Thy will win da league..it is ok!
M failing 2 topple pirates...it is ok!
My eam is not good enuf...it is ok!


M loving it!!! N dat is a fact!!!
The Ghost
posted: 05:18 pm
@ roby, have you seen who is at the top of the log right this instant?
Anonymous
posted: 05:18 pm
If I had my way,Mashego should never play up to the end,he is off form,very casual & does not give us any value.pathetic!if I were Krol I was going to substitute him.
Meyiwa,ag he is just not quality,period!
Anonymous
posted: 05:19 pm
wat a rainy weekend it was thanx 4 holdin the umbrella ajax we bak nw nd we'll take it 4rm here!↲#i stil maintain the only race that that other team is in is the race 4 4th position!

Ezimnyama!
Anonymous
posted: 05:19 pm
Ok bucs, one game at a tym, now for nedbank. I think we will be able to win all the remaining league games. I know the kaizerplatinum supporters are heart brocken.
deBuc
posted: 05:19 pm
hei wena robbery opps robby. At this stage it does not matter how you play as long as u get 3 pnts. Who is going to win it then???
Anonymous
posted: 05:19 pm
Bucselona Bucselona Bucselona, oooh aha!
Anonymous
posted: 05:21 pm
Well done boys. Lets jst win our games n nt wori bout other teams outcome. Then we will win the league. Take one game at a time, let them make noise
Anonymous
posted: 05:21 pm
myb il neva ovehaul piates...it is ok!
Myb pirates will neva choke...it is ok!
I hav 2 pack my bags n go bak 2 serbia...it is ok!!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:22 pm
hey wena sende Oops!ndade.sundowns is gonna win it for your free information.
The Ghost
posted: 05:23 pm
@ licky, kaizerplatinum? hahahahaha! Now that's original, and yes they were weeping khona manje the ladies because they wanted Platinum Starts to win.
The Ghost
posted: 05:24 pm
Nay Sundowns won't win it ...
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