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Moroka Swallows and Orlando Pirates draw

Posted: 18 April 2012 Time: 21:52

Orlano Pirates were denied by the woodwork on three occasions but still went top of the Premiership table after a 0-0 draw against Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday night.

It was a fast start to the game as Benni McCarthy saw his trademark free-kick go just wide of goal in the opening five minutes.

Seconds later Shere Lekgothoane was booked for a late challenge, while the Swallows defence was caught napping as Oupa Manyisa went agonizingly close as his shot kissed the crossbar two minutes later.

The visitors dominated the first-half as they put out attack after attack, with McCarthy seeing his set-piece hit the woodwork once more in the 13th minute.

Thirty-seven minutes in Lucky Lekgwathi was shown a yellow card for a foul on David Mathebula, while his opposite number Luvhengo Mungomeni was also cautioned for his foul on Tokelo Rantie a minute later.

Swallows came close in the last minute of the half as Bennet Chenene saw the ball taken off him inside the box from a well-timed tackle by Lekgwathi.

The restart saw Khumalo made way for Joseph Makhanya, while the 54th minute saw Andile Jali shown a yellow card for a foul on Lekgothoane.

Two minutes after the hour mark Etafia made a save from a long-range shot by Manyisa, while Moeneeb Josephs pulled off two successive saves six minutes later.

Ten minutes from time Rudolph Bester replaced the tired Rantie, while Tlou Segolela was replaced by Thulasizwe Mbuyane in the 83rd minute.

Swallows should have taken the lead two minutes later as Makhanya was denied by a spectacular save from Josephs, while extra-time saw Pirates’ misery continued as McCarthy clipped the woodwork off a free-kick.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:18 pm
I thought they won:
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
No, no, I admit Pirates fans are not Iydididi anymore and Bucs are gonna win this league convincingly, well done in advance Ezimnyama for defending your well deserved championship.

Football 101 was mastur....e.t.c.
chronic2001(the champ)
posted: 10:19 pm
some teams uses muti and they are never shown on tv
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
When we say UP THE BUCS we mean this! Our players we hungry 4 a win. We showed character and played like champions. Swallows. Must thank the crossbar 6 tyms. Once and always.....
chronic2001(the champ)
posted: 10:21 pm
we could have won that game,tk please take it easy man don try to be a hero
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
These are tough times even a point will helps us, we could have won this one. UP THE BUCS
Zikhona
posted: 10:24 pm
muthi wont win you anything swallows....ask Mjomana. league is nt for pikinini like you...bucs till swallows win treble
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
Sundoms is like a guy that dates a girl for 3 years going to resturants, cinemas and everything else... While the guy never smacks that small kuku...

While Pirates is like that guy who meets the very same girl... Ending up smacking that small kuku and deleting the girls number on the spot...

Ayeye I love it when Black and White unite to form Pirates...
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
Sweyts: just agree that your team is overrated.Eish! The lesser said about the "next door,Chiefs" the better.
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
De league is still wide open rise khosi rise!
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
Throw-in, my team is useless mfo, I concur with your misinformed view which is strange.
Bucs.waya.waya
posted: 10:30 pm
Well done to my Team pirates....we r on top and thats wat matters!
The Ghost
posted: 10:31 pm
The fact that Chiembabwe FC lost, and Sunflops bit the dust as well the true winners here are Orlando Pirates, now that we are on top we will not relinquish that position. The birds must thank their lucky stars for the woodwork.
Bucs.waya.waya
posted: 10:32 pm
Well done to my Team pirates....we r on top and thats wat matters!
Phuphethakatha
posted: 10:37 pm
Sunflops, what did I say ? You don't have the staying power !!! Your wheels are coming off now, sooner than I thought Dunudunu. Now we'll stay on top where we belong until the last game, the Cup and the Champaigne is mine! Sea Robbers On The Rampage !!! Up the Bucs !!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:37 pm
The black & white gap is on, impossible to cover it
Phuphethakatha
posted: 10:40 pm
Shame! Bitter Sweyts eats humble pie. Bafana Ba Stress as usual. Overrated Sundoms who never deliver !!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:40 pm
What happened to the 10 points gap that sunflop used to enjoy? What happened to the game in hand Zebras? Who is up? Bucs, Sunflop or Zebras? Check da log and u wil knw why we sing a song UP THE BUCS on dailly basis. UP THE BUCS since 1937!
Anonymous
posted: 10:41 pm
Editor why are my comments not shown? Nxxx
Anonymous
posted: 10:46 pm
Eish, we should have buried the birds today, hard luck boys u tried ur best. Mara nayo le woodwork yakhona iyadina.
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