2 - 1
Athlone Stadium
24/02/2008 15:30

Romano Scott opened the scoring.

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Pirates' title hopes take a knock

Posted: 24 February 2008 Time: 18:01

Orlando Pirates' Absa Premiership title hopes suffered a setback as they were defeated 2-1 by Santos at the Athlone Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Romano Scott and Eleazar Rodgers had put Santos in charge of the game and although the Buccaneers pulled one back through substitute Paulus Masehe late on, it was the hosts who claimed all three points on offer.

The People's Team took the lead on 19 minutes when Scott beat his marker to get on the end of a free kick and head home the opening goal.

Pirates dominated for the rest of the first half but struggled to break down the stubborn Santos rearguard, leaving the hosts 1-0 up at the break.

Midway through the second stanza, Rodgers hit on a slick counter attack from the Cape side, latching onto Erwin Isaacs' through ball and sweeping home a shot to put Santos 2-0 ahead.

Masehe scored with a header from Bennett Chenene's corner kick in injury time at the end of the game, but it was nothing more than a consolation for Owen Da Gama's team, who have lost further ground on leaders Ajax Cape Town.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:21 pm
GOOD SHOT.... I HATE BUCS' FANS... THEY TURN TO TALK LIKE BITCHES WHEN THEY R WINING.... I HOPE THEY'LL START LOOSING REGULARLY....
Anonymous
posted: 06:22 pm
I am with you in this one, thank you Santos
Anonymous
posted: 06:33 pm
they play k a k diski.they can only run but santos showed them how to slow things down.Guys you had to see that pirates supporters all bloody sad people.
Anonymous
posted: 06:43 pm
I guess its abt time we have language moderators on any comments made by fans on the side.ATM it seems like no one is monitoring what's being written on this reports.Anyway Pirates always struggles against Santos bcos of their players size. I still remember 2-1 loss against them at Johannesburg stadium(3 seasons ago) when winning the league was within Pirates reach. Unfortunately Sebastian Bax and Makonese had other ideas.
Anonymous
posted: 06:48 pm
stop with the excuses they are a average team just like everybody else cause they can only win games with their mafia don aka mr khoza.PIRATES CHIEFS AND SUNDOWNS WILL NEVER WIN THE LEAGUE AGAIN.EVERYBODY IS NOW ON EQUAL TERMS WHERE MONEY IS CONCERNED KAPISH
Anonymous
posted: 07:11 pm
it looks like Major Bridght is doing a great job at Santos. as for pierats.....lol....well done for loosing this game. keep up with loosing your remaining matches
Anonymous
posted: 07:18 pm
happy people r happy again....lolllllllll
Anonymous
posted: 07:25 pm
Ku nzima mabhakabhaka, yi nzima le ndlele, le ndlele i sende, buzani i sdawana ukuthi kunjhani .
Anonymous
posted: 07:38 pm
The game wasnt al dat bad,but de rol of Lekgwathi was not clear.De coach should have played behind TEKO 2help back line.GUMBI was sluggish.Al isnt dat bad.
Anonymous
posted: 07:56 pm
Hawu kwenze njani manje kwezikamagebhula ezagebhula umhlaba kamasipala. bakuphi laba abakhulumela futhi?
Anonymous
posted: 08:13 pm
1 OF THOSE DAYS..I'M LOYAL TO KAIZER CHIEFS, BUT CREDIT ODG. U LOOSE SOME AND WIN MOST. MY MAN AT NATURENA WILL LOOSE MORE...HE IS BAD..
Anonymous
posted: 08:14 pm
hear them these jealous loosers...whats up wth bucs anyway all these so called BIG teams lost as well.concentrate on supporting your teams and stop being jealousy.bucs are not to blame for yr kak performance.bucs ar in a position to challenge for the title...However well done to Santos and Bright for shutting up all doubters who said what kind of a coach gets his debut wth a 4-1 defeat.now they have their tails btwn their ....Go Bucs!the target is regaining our African credentials.Proud bucs fan
Anonymous
posted: 08:52 pm
U see, where are the critics now, Bright got three points from Orlando Pirates, once again, the future is Bright for Santos.
Anonymous
posted: 09:44 pm
All is not lost the buccaneers, lets take a positive from this negative. A loss can always wake us from comfort. We have a good team. but also, we have some very erratic players, like our young keeper who doesn't have competition. We still have no one to really fight for the ball in the midfield. Our back four are good, but maybe we need more than that. It's up to the coach whether we win the league or we just become a most improved team of the season.
Anonymous
posted: 09:50 pm
U kaizer chiefs fans r jst jealous of our team,come end of the reason we will b camps n the is nothing u guys can do,we r happy people 4ever
Anonymous
posted: 12:01 am
Go-go-go Santos, the future is Bright!Keep fighting and surely good times are back. Hail thee Major David Bright!!Sorry Bucs, ga lea wa le sekame fela.Le tla boa le tlhamalla.
Anonymous
posted: 01:08 am
wel dome major Bright..show them what u can do with what other guys failed to do with what u have that they left..
Anonymous
posted: 02:16 am
unluck mabhakabhaka
Anonymous
posted: 03:48 am
Yebo Major David Bright!!! O kae Professor of kak? U motherf@#@$%^& playa hater wa bari! What are you saying now?
Anonymous
posted: 07:00 am
WA-BI--SHA!!!

ANYWAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAKABHAKABHA!!
HAPPY PEOPLE VS PEOPLE'S TEAM =WIN TO SANTOS!!!
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