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Orlando Pirates comeback for a 1-1 draw with Moroka Swallows

Posted: 2 November 2011 Time: 21:34

Moroka Swallows were seconds away from a Soweto Derby win over Orlando Pirates, but a late Happy Jele goal meant the match ended a 1-1 draw.

Swallows could have moved to second on the log had they held onto their 1-0 lead – handed to them thanks to a simply brilliant goal from David Mathebula in the first half – but they paid for trying to hold onto their lead, when they enjoyed long periods of dominance in the match.

After a quiet opening quarter hour in which both teams struggled to find their rhythm, Pirates suddenly created an opening to put striker Bongani Ndulula one-on-one with Greg Etafia but the goalkeeper made an excellent save with his feet.

Pirates looked solid in defence but on 21 minutes they were forced into an unscheduled change when left-back Ruben Cloete was withdrawn due to injury.

Youngster Sibusiso Mxoyana came on and looked a bundle of nerves, which saw Bucs’ defensive stability severely compromised.

On the half hour mark Swallows took advantage, with midfielder Mathebula scoring a contender for goal of the season – a long rang screamer that gave Moeneeb Josephs absolutely no chance of a save.

Swallows looked the likelier scorers in what remained of the first half but they were unable to add to their advantage, leaving the game 1-0 in their favour at the interval.

In the second half Swallows withdrew into a more defensive mode as they looked to hit Pirates on the counter.

The hosts began to throw more and more men forward in an effort to get back on level terms.

Yet Bucs did create some good openings, particularly with just 10 minutes to play when a great low cross from Tlou Segolela handed substitute Tukelo Rantie a chance he could not miss ... yet somehow he did.

Fortunately for the youngster his miss didn’t prove too costly, as Jele headed from close range in the dying seconds from a scuffed cross-shot by Segolela.

It was harsh on The Birds, who arguably deserved all three points for their controlled performance.

Article by: KICK OFF

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:00 pm
thankx mr khoza for hiring leal, atleast therenis peace in my neighbourhood. thanx a lot baba, thanx. tl tl tl tl tl, galaxy of stars my foot, celebrating a home draw? so pathetic.
Anonymous
posted: 10:02 pm
Do u call tht galaxy of starz nizinkomo nohlala nisinda mihlathi yenu
Anonymous
posted: 10:04 pm
He he he he I c chibuku fans celebrating a draw but lastnyt they were on our case pathetic fools nizonya mihlathi yenu
Anonymous
posted: 10:05 pm
i dont c bucs defending da league with mr leal. Da man is so clueless, y he left legwati out? Anyway a point is better dan nothing.
Gucci Man
posted: 10:05 pm
They made so much noise when this “Used Condom” / Ndulula was scoring few lousy and deflection goals ,etc.
I still cannot believe that Nyaope fans would be so excited for CHOICE Used Ndulula , maybe if it was Rough Rider or Bare Back…then I would maybe understand ……Nyaope fans should ask Minister of Sports Mr Fikile Mbalula what happened recently when he used CHOICE NDULULAS.

Beside that this Used Ndulula is not going anywhere , he’s been given many chances and still now Nyaope fans don’t want to listen that you cannot “reuse the Ndulula “
Use it once then throw it in a trash . To be safe use it once to avoid an infection , bacteria-filled , unhygienic and the Ndulula would be too weakened to be able to be used again and he'd probably break.

Let me open space for Ntankunyisa and Nyaope addicts to celebrate their victory (1 point)
Once a Nyaope always a Nyaope
Sweyts',)
posted: 10:05 pm
So long Bhakaniyas, beseniminye! Phela Motlokoa had tsipa'd his underpende to itswape e-ezi! lol.

The never say die attitude is commendable, now that's what champs do, well done Barks!
Anonymous
posted: 10:06 pm
piecity shame on u, the league gone to pta. Gud luck with the remainig cups.
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 pm
james, who is wishing to find a hole to hide now? a mere 3 goals at what u moegoes call a slaughter house? maybe for slaughtering sonono's kuku, tl tl tl tl!
Anonymous
posted: 10:08 pm
Swallows must just finished wht they started when they play these rats on saturday there won't be a lucky goal next time yeeeer nizonya mihlathi yenu
Anonymous
posted: 10:08 pm
Well done bucs for tonight's performance,let's hope hope Saturday we don't repeat our silly mistakes, that could cost us the chance of clinching the Telkom Knockout Cup
Anonymous
posted: 10:08 pm
These results makes me really happy. I am sure the former champs can see their bleak desitination now. These cows have been insulting our players. Khosification until the toothless grow some few teeth.
Anonymous
posted: 10:09 pm
weJoe banana nawe maphira msunuyonyoko. Uma ningazi ukuthi nifuna ukuthini aningabophawula kwitopic yamachamps makhandonyoko
Anonymous
posted: 10:10 pm
Galaxy of stars failed to beat a team that was beaten 2 nil and 4 nil by average kaizer chiefs and sunflops respectively.
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 pm
Come out of that hole u r hiding in u pathetic noisy rats this is just the beggining leal wayne is 2 soft 4 these holligans of gayfair nizonya mihlathi yenu no lucky goals next time u bloody morons
mahoota
posted: 10:11 pm
their happy jele helped them out again, he he he he, where is rantie who was fully praised on monday's newspapers
TMG 2009
posted: 10:12 pm
That notorious song is about to start again...tltltltltltl...3,2,1 let's go....refree this refree that!!! I told you that you talk too much and win games on kick off website!!! so called galaxy of stars with results the same as those of so called average teams!!!

Hehehehe consistency nywere nywere consistency!!! So Downs and Chiefs are not consistent what about you? That movie of celebrating late draws as if they have won the game has just began led by their all time prolific striker Happy Jele!!! Last season it was the same thing celebrating late draws!!! Hehehe swallows will be humbled kuphi?

Hi rats le abora straight, I told you that Chiefs and Downs collected 3 points and you should better those performance and this is what you call a better performance 1-1....tltltltltltl hai I give up instead of going up the log you going down!!! So much for GALAXY OF STARS!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:12 pm
Were's dat Bucsdiehard moron who said 3 points was guaranteed against Swallows hehehehehehehehe...the Rats are Galaxy of Donkeys. All of a sudden this draw @ home will be a gud score for this idiots while a Chiefs draw away was not a gud score hahaaaaaaaa...voetsek Chibuku you will be lucky to make the top 8.
Swallows must just finish off these Galaxy of Donkies at the wkend.
Anonymous
posted: 10:12 pm
legwati ws left out bcoz he had a yelow card, hw many times must tht be said. in bucs yu shape up or ship out. those who wnt leal to go shid start packing nd join boby fc. once and always, till joe banana and sputladinho stop being @sses
Anonymous
posted: 10:12 pm
The fighting spirit is still the only thing this team has otherwise we are in a rebuilding phase and we should not expect much!
Swallows and Supersport are serious about winning the leaque.I know Gordon will rather loose the cup game and gain a draw in a game like this!
Anonymous
posted: 10:12 pm
wa nyela editor,you dont even attempt to say anything about the incident where Rantie dribble around the keeper and the linesman said he was offside?
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