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Buccaneers' cup run comes to and end

Posted: 24 March 2012 Time: 8:33 pm

Free State Stars have stunned defending champions Orlando Pirates with a 2-1 Nedbank Cup second round victory at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.

Stars thought they had the victory in the bag in ordinary time when Edward Manqele netted a brilliant goal, but Daine Klate equalised with a free-kick six minutes into injury-time.

But Paulus Masehe headed home from a corner in extra-time to break the hearts of his former side and send Ea Lla Koto through.

It brings to an end a run of 10 Cup matches without defeat for Pirates, who last lost in the final of the 2010 Telkom Knockout to Kaizer Chiefs.

After an emotionally draining week in which they defeated Soweto rivals Chiefs and kept League leaders Mamelodi Sundowns to a 0-0 draw, the Buccaneers players looked tired in a game that Stars deserved to win.

Indeed, Pirates goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs was forced to make a number of fine saves to keep his side in the contest as Stars produced arguably their best performance of the season.

Stars were ahead on 69 minutes when new Bafana Bafana cap Manqele produced a magnificent finish with a neat lob over Josephs to confirm his status as a rising star of the local game.

It looked as though the visitors would hold on until Pirates won a free-kick in the 96th-minute of the game and Klate produced a powerful finish that left Kennedy Mweene in the Stars goal leaden-footed.

Penalties looked a distinct possibility as both sides ran out of steam in extra-time, until Masehe got to a corner ahead of Josephs in the 114th-mianute and headed home for a famous Stars win.

Article by: AN Other

Previous comments on this story...

GPBW IS BACK
posted: 08:35 pm
we wil bounce back
Anonymous
posted: 08:37 pm
Hard luck jujus,lets now go 4 lig
Anonymous
posted: 08:37 pm
Gud luck Stars, you deserved it. Shaaapa. Pirates was not playing at all.
Anonymous
posted: 08:38 pm
dat wasn't de pirates i knw sumthing it's not right here. Anyway hard luck de galaxies
Anonymous
posted: 08:38 pm
Breaking News Palacios is fired n Groot Kop Moloi n Screamer wensday is Bucs Unveiling cos Groot Kop n Screamer n scared Halala Bucs Halala
Anonymous
posted: 08:40 pm
I hope dis was njeje's lst gme in chrge,he cnt lid de shp
Anonymous
posted: 08:41 pm
Eish, i am asking myself where on earth does this five minute injury time came. Even if senenzelelwa.
Anonymous
posted: 08:41 pm
95percent dnt hv ftbol brain including khoza
Anonymous
posted: 08:42 pm
2nd Star is at Moria ZCC not here go to Moria u will get your 2nd star cos this Khompela Star not yours Halala Mswahla Halala
Anonymous
posted: 08:42 pm
I AM YET TO SEE TEBOGO'S GREAT IDEAS THAT HE USED TO FOSTER TO LEAL
Anonymous
posted: 08:44 pm
King i told u to mark my words..without jali your nothng nd his discplne or lack of wil cost u bg tym.thot u wer smart
Loction
posted: 08:45 pm
Congrats to Stars they have a very good plan, this is one game were it was never meant to be 4 us. This give us more chance to 4cas on the league
Anonymous
posted: 08:45 pm
Let de enemy rejoiz,but @lst 4 tymbn,de falln giant wil rise
Anonymous
posted: 08:45 pm
I'm happy we lost.we deserved it.too much interference and boot licking at Pirates is destroying our team. Khoza does not learn.he should have rather got a different person than Palacious.
Let me tell you,even in the league we will go maybe 5 steps backwards.Mabena,Mabena,I still don't understand why he has to play!!
GPBW IS BACK
posted: 08:46 pm
WE NEED A NEW COACH ASAP. CHIFS FANS R HAPPY AS IF THEY HAVE WON THE NEDBANK. NXA! THEY WILL NVR DO WHT WE DID LAST SEASON EVEN IF THEY CAN GO TO THE STRONGEST SANGOMA IN MUTARE.

WENA MABENA!
Anonymous
posted: 08:46 pm
Pirates never say never that u won't go out to the nedbank cup,Dankie Manqele Dankie
Anonymous
posted: 08:47 pm
overated idiots...shapa khompela shapa!!!kwakwakwa!hahahaha!hihihihihihih..kwa kwa kwa kekekekek kikikikiki
Anonymous
posted: 08:47 pm
"...cup run comes to and end" does kick off has an editor,ok forget editor, spell checker ? time to let go of that archaic type writer gentleman and while you are at it drop the BEE journalists as well.
Ntlakuso
posted: 08:47 pm
So now the 10 year drought just started.
Anonymous
posted: 08:48 pm
congaratulations to fss dy played very wel kompela is a master tectician. Ey thse nedbank chicks r very hot lol dy nearly ran away wen dy saw lekgwathis face thou wen he was being interviewd.
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