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Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars

Posted: 28 March 2012 Time: 21:21

Tokelo Rantie scored a brace, Benni McCarthy a penalty, and Edward Manqele a consolation goal as Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars 3-1 on Wednesday night at Orlando Stadium.

Stars had knocked the Buccaneers out of the Nedbank Cup over the weekend, but there was to be no repeat at Orlando Stadium.

Pirates went into the lead as early as the second minute before the majority of the fans had settled in when Rantie forced his way past the Stars defenders in the penalty box on the right side and his shot beat goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.

Stars had few ideas and shots from range were their only hope as Coldrin Coetzee’s 25-yard shot in the 21st minute went over the bar.

Three minutes later Mzikayise Mashaba dribbled his way past the Pirates defence on the right, but his shot from 18-yards went wide of the upright.

The match went to half time with Bucs leading 1-0, but four minutes after the restart substitute Dove Wome played in Manqele, and Stars’ leading goalscorer made no mistake as coolly finished with an excellent right-footed shot.

However, Pirates reclaimed the lead in 57th minute when Sadate Akoriko brought down Rantie in the box and the referee awarded a penalty, which McCarthy tucked home.

Josephs was the hero shortly afterwards as he saved Manqele’s powerful close-range shot.

Pirates then put the match beyond reach of Steve Khompela’s team in the 78th minute when McCarthy played in Rantie and the striker scored his second of the match with an excellent lob.

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Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:24 pm
Like I said earlier that Sundowns are overated.
Anonymous
posted: 09:25 pm
Tankie saan!!!!I'm not gonna waste my breath anymore,Dankie Tokelo Rantie,tankie Benni.
CHAMP Mpotjekegobotje
posted: 09:27 pm
I knew that if given chance,ngwana yo Tokelo o na le talente...

PSS???Le be le nagana gore le bo mang lena??mxm!!!

Shapaaaaaaaaaaa BHAKASIFICATION Shapaaaaaaaaaaa

BLACK&WHITE I SHALL REMAIN
Anonymous
posted: 09:27 pm
Thnx OP shapa bhakaniya shapa wona amashwamshwam drew their match
Anonymous
posted: 09:31 pm
What goes around comes around,sorri Khomphela bt nt dis tym...I wil b happy 2 c Rantie more often,,,wel dne boys UP THE BUCS
Anonymous
posted: 09:31 pm
Tokelo proud of u boy,but still Palacious sucks.
Anonymous
posted: 09:32 pm
iyoo....now we gonna hear all those Chibuku idiots who were hiding. But anyway this result will not change the fact that Chibuku are out of the Nedbank cup.
Anonymous
posted: 09:32 pm
Thank you Orlando pirates,

Sincerely yours

The president
Anonymous
posted: 09:32 pm
Coach fans are not idiots we said over & over again please play Rantie. If u did played this I'm telling we should have beaten even those KickOff website 2012 champions, now the real PSL champions are emerging.
Anonymous
posted: 09:32 pm
Ja I can feel da treble sundowns must just continue drawing its fine wit us. Once a buck always a buck shapa rantie shapa
Anonymous
posted: 09:33 pm
Yoooooh!
Anonymous
posted: 09:33 pm
Heloooooo MaRats ur still out of the Nedbank Cup.
Anonymous
posted: 09:35 pm
Khune lost his mind didn't know who they played. He kept on saying Benny Mcarthy tltltltltlt wake up baba!!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:35 pm
dankie mabaneers, we r geting dere, lets raly bhind our team n challange 4 da lig,
Anonymous
posted: 09:36 pm
Heloooo MaRats i repeat myself. Ur win tonite does not change the fact that ur out of the Nedbank Cup.
Anonymous
posted: 09:36 pm
Mr mpotje please terrain from that nickname. It's offish

Kind regards

The president
Danmo
posted: 09:37 pm
Rantie is a gem unfortunately these coaches at Bucs fail to see talent and stick by losers like Ndulula and Mabena. The chase is on from now on and Sundowns must think again.

I must I am also happy that Jomo has finally managed a win. His team plays with passion and the only thing lacking was luck on their side. Avril is maturing with age and kept chances of his avoiding relegation alive.
Anonymous
posted: 09:38 pm
Mr mpotje please refrain from that nickname. It's offish

Kind regards

The president
Anonymous
posted: 09:38 pm
Dankie son! Njenje dankie 4 listen to cries by giving Rantie a chance. We're slowly marching 2 our league title! Once and always since 1937, Up the Bucs,
Anonymous
posted: 09:40 pm
Thnx rantie,u show us dat u wnt 2 ply nd i thnk mr palacios u'l gv hm more game time
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