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SuperSport United beat Orlando Pirates

Posted: 30 April 2011 Time: 22:16

Orlando Pirates' Premiership title hopes were dealt a massive blow on Saturday evening when they went down 1-0 at the hands of SuperSport United at the Orlando Stadium.

Morgan Gould scored the only goal of the game just before the half hour mark, handing the Buccaneers a defeat which leaves them three points adrift of leaders Ajax Cape Town with two rounds of the League season left to play.

The first 28 minutes saw little in the way of scoring chances, with the defences very much on top. However, almost out of nowhere, SuperSport broke the deadlock when Morgan Gould got up highest in the penalty area to head home from a free kick.

Pirates' defenders were at fault for not marking the United dangerman close enough in the set piece situation, though third-choice goalkeeper Jacob Mokhasi should have made a better effort at saving the downward header.

The Buccaneers dominated the rest of the first half but rarely threatened. Rooi Mamahutsa got his head on a corner kick in the 37th minute but his effort travelled high over the bar.

Tlou Segolela also forced Rowen Fernandez into a fumble with a long range shot just before the break, but the United defence reacted quickest to the loose ball to ensure the half ended with their team one goal to the good.

Pirates' frustrations continued in the second half. They dominated possession but SuperSport's defence, marshalled superbly by Man of the Match Gould, proved too stubborn an obstacle for the Soweto giants.

Not that Ruud Krol's side didn't create chances. Substitute Mark Mayambela had two good opportunities – one on his stronger left foot and one a header – but he was unable to direct the ball on target from either chance.

But the real crucial moment arrived in the 66th minute. A free kick thumped hopefully into the SuperSport box fell kindly for Happy Jele, but the defender was unable to continue his impressive scoring form, as Fernandez made a superb point-blank save.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:20 pm
unlucky boys - gud game though -
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 pm
Pitori 1. Jhb. 0
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 pm
hehehe 1 game at time my left foot, pie-rats is starting to choke
Polipoli (The Pie-rats fan)
posted: 10:21 pm
Up the Bucselona...I bet my bottom dollar the league goes to Orlando.

well played bucs, we sre now going for the treble.

Catch us if you can.
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
Bolaya Supersport bolaya ke dimpya dilo tseo bolaya. Shooooooo....what a result. God is great.
Anonymous
posted: 10:23 pm
sha
me go and lift 16m ezimbabwe come santos and make them know tthat they are best in alco not in soccer. Pieophans.
Anonymous
posted: 10:23 pm
thrz no team diserve 2 win a league in a fotball displaying lyk dat...

Dat cloete guy sucks truth b told...
All the best 2 da ada 3 teams of wch want it most...
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 pm
Ajax 2011 - 2012 ABSA Premiership champions
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
Ajax 2011 - 2012 ABSA Premiership champions
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:28 pm
Hard luck Bucs.
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
Miscarraige fc
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
Whn I said supersport wil win dis game I ws called an imbecile by a Pirate supporter. @ kudukidwatever cn u plz insult m again, plz.
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
Pierats always trips at da last couple of hurdles...true or false?hahahahahaha
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
we will do pie city a 'favour' by beating sunclowns and ajax as they have already suggested!... And we will do ourself a 'favour' by beating amazulu... By da way cloete is my man of the match... The cow was on top form today!...thats the kind of a display that earned him a call up!...

Leme quote rudi kroll ' trebble talk is premature'
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
de champion will be on the last day of the league game
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
Where are they prohets of this forum??
hehehehehehehehe
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
disapoiting results 4 bucs, but lets not throw da tawel we still have 2 games to play but our boys need to pull up their socks.
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
Down the bucs
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 pm
I thnk ajax wil tck it
42 Guns Pumped Up
posted: 10:34 pm
2moro is d-day the chimpabwe will get what they deserve. Ditlaela busy playing vuvu bcos bugs lost. Psl donkey atym ya fela were where you on Sunday lerete ke wena???
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