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Orlando Pirates beat SuperSport United

Posted: 1 May 2012 Time: 19:52

Orlando Pirates moved back to the top of the log for at least 24 hours with a dramatic 2-1 win over SuperSport United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.

Bucs captain Lucky Lekgwathi scored a winner deep into referee’s optional time after earlier strikes from Tokelo Rantie and Sameehg Doutie had left the game locked at 1-1. Matsatsantsa, who looked the better team for most of the match, suffered after the dismissal of Edwin Gyimah with a quarter hour to play.

Pirates are three points clear at the top of the standings, but Mamelodi Sundowns could reclaim first place on goal difference when they face Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday night.

Pirates gradually gained a foothold in the game, though when they scored in the 29th minute it was still somewhat against the run of play. Tokelo Rantie was left unmarked at the far post and controlled a Tlou Segolela cross from the right before firing a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez.

Five minutes later SuperSport were forced into an early substitution when Kermit Erasmus took a knock to the head in a challenge with Siyabonga Sangweni and was replaced by the veteran Sibusiso Zuma. The score remained 1-0 in favour of the visitors up to the half-time break.

SuperSport continued to look the better team in the second half and just past the hour mark they deservedly drew level. Former Sameehg Doutie scored direct from a free-kick near the left by-line with an in-swinging shot that was lofted over the reach of Josephs and went in via the inside of the far post.

With 20 minutes to play Benni McCarthy threatened to put Pirates back into the lead with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box, but Rowen Fernandez was equal to the striker’s effort.

Five minutes later, with SuperSport upping the intensity and looking the likelier team to go on and win the game, midfielder Edwin Gyimah was sent off after a coming together with Andile Jali which saw the Ghanaian direct a slap toward his opponent.

Bucs, with a numerical advantage, dominated the rest of the match but failed to create any clear chances. It seemed destined to end a draw, but in the last minute of injury time Lucky Lekgwathi somehow squeezed a long-range shot through a crowd of SuperSport defenders and found the bottom corner of the net.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:13 pm
Hook or crook! Ilizwe ley'dididi! Nx.
Jethro 85
posted: 08:13 pm
Amabakhaniya a jabulile..............ijoooo go jewa batho frm nw, home nd away

Anonymous
posted: 08:14 pm
A lot of zebras r still gonna day as we sail on, I saw one zebra fainting at peter mokaba, shapa bucs shapa!!!!
deBuc
posted: 08:15 pm
We facked dem! Facked dem hard!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:15 pm
Rats are bribing refs to win matches again.Sies.
Anonymous
posted: 08:16 pm
The last time we beat SSU, they played a number of games without a win. They continue with this. Zim Chiefs, wallop the Pretoria guys. Play Mzansi style, and not Zimbabwean please
deBuc
posted: 08:16 pm
Re roma chips tomorrow to beat sunduza
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 pm
@sweyts, you are first to comment.::

chiefs wil smoke you tomorrow.

Well done boys. Now lets take it home.

Bhakaniya 4 life
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 pm
enjoy ur top position for the next 24 hrs.Tomoro we take back what belongs to us.
deBuc
posted: 08:18 pm
I love football but I LOVE ORLANDO PIRATES MORE
Anonymous
posted: 08:18 pm
shappaaaaa isizwe samabhakaniya shaaaaapaaaa !!!

Rona re di bosso entlek di bosso tse absa premiership !!!

@ sweyts
isnt karma a bitch my yellow fellow blogger???

Hahahahahaha
bossso ke mang??? Let sweyts n brazzlnto answer dat.....

Althou brazzlnto must b tired, phela le ku ellerinse furnitures thrz no holiday !!! Hahahahahahah

i'm a happy bhakaniya
sechaba samabhakayina
Anonymous
posted: 08:18 pm
2-1, people are admitted not only SSU.

I said OPFC will be champs cos others will CHOKE 2mrw.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 08:18 pm
Today we beat Sunclowns,Zebras, Swallows & Supersport.Not happy with peformance though but 3 points is important. Bucs 4 life.
Kgadima
posted: 08:19 pm
If they go on to win the leaque they must give part of their prize to this referee. He has played his part by getting them 6 points against Supersport this season.
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 pm
wat dat bustard was expecting? we are now back 2 were we belong we show 2nite dat we hv de Galaxy on our team all departments wel occupy about de captain he wil lift 3 trophis per cson til he resign. b4 i go let i ask all de Dunusa & Zebras fans could u plz excuse on our articles as we want 2 expres ourselve dimpsa ke lena. As wd dn't need anything 4rm u.
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 pm
My boys are not playing at all lately no no no
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 pm
I'm happy with the win but i just wish dat we rest Benni on the two last games. His temper is going to cost us one day!
Anonymous
posted: 08:21 pm
skop and donor football, psl should penalised these two teams for crap game display. Doom doom doom futbal what a f****k. Downs will cancel that 24 hour joy tomorrow.
Anonymous
posted: 08:22 pm
If i were a Chibuku fan i wouldn,t be proud with a win like this. Hope Sundowns win tomoro. We love Amakhosi but we hate Chibuku FC with all our hearts so a win for Downs tomorrow will not be a train smash.
Anonymous
posted: 08:22 pm
180 MINUTES AWAY FROM ANOTHER TREBLE IN OUR VERY LIFETIME
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