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Orlando Pirates beat Black Leopards in the Telkom Knockout Cup

Posted: 22 October 2011 Time: 19:50

Goals from Benni McCarthy and Rudolf Bester were enough to take Orlando Pirates into the next round of the Telkom Knockout while Moses Kwena’s strike in optional time was merely a consolation.

Bucs dominated most of the match and looked as if they would score more goals only to see a very good Andile Jali chance go wide as frustrations began to grow.

Bester did really well to slip a through ball into the path of Jali, but the midfielder curled his right-footed attempt past Omony’s upright.

McCarthy’s 24th minute opener at Orlando Stadium was a volley from close range. A clever Daine Klate free kick resulted in a loose ball falling to McCarthy.

But in scoring the goal, McCarthy annoyed his hamstring injury and was taken off and replaced by Bongani Ndulula.

Benson Mhlongo made a return to the field having been out injured since October 2009, after a horrific knee injury against AmaZulu, and had a hand in his team’s second goal.

Just a minute onto the field, Mhlongo linked with Bester outside the danger area and passed to Ndulula who got in a very good cross for Bester to tap into an empty net at the far post.

Leopards did have a few chances of their own. Mongezi Bobe's deep corner beat Moeneeb Josephs, but Rodney Ramagalela could not keep his header down from an excellent position at the far post.

Bobe also struck a long range attempt, which swerved and gave Josephs some trouble, highlighting his never say die attitude and value to the Leopards team.

Even though Kwena’s header in the dying seconds of the game from a corner made the score more respectable, Leopards never really looked like troubling the home side.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:12 pm
Benni in da area and bester in da erea. We r through
Anonymous
posted: 08:13 pm
i cnt wait 2 see wat ada two .self proclaimed big teams will perfom hehehehe...
Big upz 2 my boys congrats my you keep the good job up.
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 pm
At least they scored today, so noise can continue again
Anonymous
posted: 08:19 pm
Job well done Bucs n gud signings2
Anonymous
posted: 08:21 pm
Kick off guys what happened to the Live commentary. I am at work and i need update.
dutch
posted: 08:23 pm
we are through to the quarter finals.
xakekile.com
posted: 08:24 pm
well done boys well done.......
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 08:25 pm
WHAT A WAY TO BOUNCE BACK TO A WINNING WAY!!! WE COULD HAVE WON 5 NIL IF THE BOYS TOOK THEIR CHANCES WELL. ANYWAY, IT'S A CUP GAME AND WHAT MATTERS MOST IS THAT WE'RE THROUGH TO THE NEXT ROUND. I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED BY BESTER TONIGHT. IF WE CONTINUE LIKE THIS, WE'LL GO OVER 17 GAMES UNBEATEN. WHO IS NEXT??? ONCE AND ALWAYS
Anonymous
posted: 08:27 pm
Well done tse ntsho tsa ko gae. Waiting patiently for our friends. I meant hollard the funeral zebra. Zebra taking football to the zoo.
Anonymous
posted: 08:27 pm
Galaxy of stars did it! Nywe..nywe we can't score...who was in da 18 area? Good 2c Mhlongo back in action again. Bester was superb tonight. Up the Bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 08:31 pm
17 on goal and seven on target. 60% ball posession. W just hav to continue with finishing drills all TKO cup will b in da bank.
Anonymous
posted: 08:41 pm
Good confidence booster but we still have a lot of work ahead.good signs of going forward team. Good that the coach has dropped Mabena altogether but to bring Malokase,its a draw back.the coming back of Mhlongo will surely bring stability and a bit of competition in the team.
Anonymous
posted: 08:42 pm
well done bucs. Im ipresd with bester pfomens. My wish is to c zebra n sunflops losing deir games.
Anonymous
posted: 08:49 pm
nw wht? Gqubules are very sad!hard luck guys next time! Thnx 2 Mccarthy!
dallmeier
posted: 08:56 pm
atleast they manage to score 2goals this time,lesata le thomile....anyway congratulations pie city.up the sky up.
Anonymous
posted: 08:59 pm
i hope 2mrw gqubule wil b match fit as ther was a report of unfitness 4 2mrw game
Anonymous
posted: 09:13 pm
We play well but we don't score goals!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:17 pm
Lets see how Gqubule xi performs tomorrow,they were hoping we could lose so that they can continue talking nonsense about our coach.MASTER TACTICIAN LEAL IS IN THE TELKOM CUP 18 AREA .
Anonymous
posted: 09:19 pm
We score where it maters most.They like it or not this cup is ours.I cant wait to see gay zebras being humbled by stars 2moro.At least 2day is quiet,zebra idiots are having a nightmare.
Anonymous
posted: 09:21 pm
We score where it maters most.They like it or not this cup is ours.I cant wait to see gay zebras being humbled by stars 2moro.At least 2day is quiet,zebra idiots are having a nightmare.
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