Orlando Pirates
  • Thulasizwe Mbuyane (45)
  • Tlou Segolela (78)
2 - 1
Orlando Stadium
10/08/2012 20:00
Golden Arrows
  • (19) Bongi Ntuli

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Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Tlou Segolela handed Orlando Pirates the three points

Posted: 10 August 2012 Time: 22:17

A goal in each half from substitutes Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Tlou Segolela handed Orlando Pirates their first three points of the 2012/13 Premiership season as they beat Golden Arrows 2-1 at Orlando Stadium on Friday night.

In the 18th minute Arrows scored when Sifiso Myeni lost possession to Arrows captain Thanduyise Khuboni.

Khuboni then proceeded to drive forward and played Nkosinathi Ogle through on goal, but he saw his initial shot saved by Moeneeb Josephs.

The Buccaneers keeper, however, failed to hold the ball and Bongi Ntuli pounced on the rebound to score the first league goal of the season and give his side the lead from a couple of yards out, 1-0.

Pirates suffered a further set-back in the 24th minute when Ndumiso Mabena had to leave the field injured, suffering a hamstring injury and was replaced by Thulasizwe Mbuyane.

Still, despite losing one of their attackers the Buccaneers continued to push forward in search of the equaliser, one they found in the dying seconds of the half.

Myeni delivered a quick in-swinging corner and Mbuyane met it with a powerful header from six-yards out to level matters before the break, 1-1.

The second 45 minutes saw Pirates come out a different side as the controlled the match from the restart.

But still, despite their dominance in the second half, they didn’t seem able to create any clear cut-chances on goal.

Instead the games third goal, which came in the 78th minute, was a spectacular long-range shot from another Pirates substitute.

A long ball forward was headed into Tlou Segolela’s path by Benni McCarthy, the substitute then let rip from 24-yards out and his shot almost burst the net as it found its way into the top left-had corner, 2-1.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

  • 16 Moeneeb Josephs
  • 3 Patrick Phungwayo
  • 8 Thabo Matlaba
  • 14 Lucky Lekgwathi
  • 21 Siyabonga Sangweni
  • 5 Andile Jali
  • 7 Daine Klate
  • 23 Sifiso Myeni
    62 mins - Tlou Segolela
  • 27 Manti Mekoa
    90 mins - Thandani Ntshumayelo
  • 10 Ndumiso Mabena
    27 mins - Thulasizwe Mbuyane
  • 17 Benni McCarthy

AWAY: Golden Arrows

  • 21 Pavels Steinbors
  • 4 Ritus Krjauklis
  • 13 Sibusiso Hadebe
  • 21 Siyanda Zwane
  • 28 Musa Bilankulu
  • 5 Philani Shange
    86 mins - Mxolisi Macuphu
  • 5 Thanduyise Khuboni
  • 16 Souleymane Keita
    79 mins - Ntlantla Zothwane
  • 11 Stanton Lewis
  • 22 Nkosinathi Ogle
    46 mins - Jabulani Nene
  • 34 Bongi Ntuli

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Previous comments on this story...

2nd Star Washelela
posted: 10:20 pm
I like it for da Pirate aphi ama Zebra?
Chester missing
posted: 10:22 pm
Good results for our boys. Lets see what will the chokers do to the new comers tomorrow nite. As FOUR chips, its a FOURgone conclusion that they will get FOUR unless they change thier back FOUR.
Up the bucs.......
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:23 pm
The gorillas are hurting shame!!!! He he he!!!!! Kaizer gorillas, did u see the craker of a goal.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:23 pm
This is going to be an interesting season and one of the toughest.
posted: 10:24 pm
Let's see what Amazulu will do FOUR themselves 2moro
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:24 pm
Both our wing backs were exposing the centerbacks badly. only one at a time must move forward and must always have cover.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:26 pm
Phungwayo was very impressive. I feel sorry for ayanda gcaba. In a big team like this, u get one chance u have to use it or else u find yoself sidelined.
posted: 10:26 pm
Well done boys, Up the Bucs
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:28 pm
Cn someone pls remind Myeni, he is now playing for the mighty champions. He cant afford to b this catual. He wil regret it. I know he cn do far better than this.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:28 pm
Tlou, what a goal!!!!!
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:29 pm
Klate had a good game as usual but continue to dissapoint when he is expected to score.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:31 pm
Jali was wasteful today with his passes and evwn chances he got to score. The positive thing is that atleast he was attacking.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:32 pm
Benni iBoza!!! A very classy player.
posted: 10:32 pm
yerrrrrrrr!!!!I dnt lyk mabena n njenje we wnt 2 c takesure n masuku in the nxt game bt well done 4 2nyt,dats a gud start bt we nid 2 score mor goals,,,bhakajuju all de way
Chester missing
posted: 10:32 pm
The Phefeni Boyposted: 10:23 pm | Report
This is going to be an interesting season and one of the toughest.
On what basis are you saying this PheFOURni boy? Did our boys scared the hell out of you? ha ha ha thats nice then.....
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:32 pm
Manti cn make that position his own. very impressive.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:34 pm
Juju man to the rescue. This is what we call depth. eat yo heart out Zebras.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:35 pm
Now let the kaizer gorillas cry for arrows. 1,2,3....go: Arrows were robbed.
posted: 10:37 pm
agg!!!!man! just by chance!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:39 pm
@Jika.....remember Iam not a typical blogger incase you forgot.....Iam saying your team will be a HEALTHY competition this season.
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