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  • (21) Benett Chenene
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  • (65) Katlego E. Mashego

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Moroka Swallows beat Orlando Pirates ion Saturday night

Posted: 1 September 2012 Time: 22:08

Orlando Pirates endured a miserable evening at the hands of Soweto rivals Moroka Swallows at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night, succumbing 3-0 to lose their first League match of the season.

Bennett Chenene, Mpho Maleka and Katlego Mashego scored the goals for the Birds, who further underlined their credentials as genuine contenders for silverware this season with a clinical performance that coach Zeca Marques will be delighted with.

Both teams attacked strongly from the early stages, with Swallows forcing goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa into a good save on five minutes when a Lerato Chabangu free-kick threatened to drift into the back of the net.

Two minutes later Oupa Manyisa provided a superb through-ball to put Sifiso Myeni in on goal, but the winger hesitated just long enough to allow Shere Lekgothoane to get back and make a goal-saving challenge.

Former Buccaneer Bennett Chenene should have opened the scoring in the 19th minute, only to blaze a volley off target, but just two minutes later he combined superbly with Siyabonga Nomvete before stabbing a low shot into the net via the inside of the post to make it 1-0 to the Birds.

Just past the half hour mark Pirates through they had drawn level when a point-blank header from Collins Mbesuma was only half-saved by Mathibe, but referee Phillip Tinyani waved play-on. Television replays showed the ball hadn’t crossed the goal line.

The Birds were dealt a major blow at the same time when Nomvete limped off after twisting his ankle, forcing coach Zeca Marques to replace his ace goal-scorer with substitute Mpho Maleka.

Yet the replacement got his name onto the score sheet six minutes into the second half, firing the ball into the corner of the net after a brilliant turn and pass in the ‘D’ of Pirates’ box from Chabangu; 2-0 Swallows.

Pirates responded by using all three substitutions around the hour mark, and Daine Klate – one of the trio withdrawn – had two great chances in the 58th minute but on both occasions he saw his efforts saved by Mathibe.

Any hope Bucs had of mounting a comeback were extinguished when another former player, Katlego Mashego, scored within seconds of coming on as a sub, coolly controlling the ball in the box before turning and scoring.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

  • 1 Senzo Meyiwa
  • 3 Patrick Phungwayo
  • 8 Thabo Matlaba
  • 14 Lucky Lekgwathi
    57 mins - Manti Mekoa
  • 21 Siyabonga Sangweni
  • 5 Andile Jali
    57 mins - Onyekachi Okonkwo
  • 7 Daine Klate
    60 mins - Tlou Segolela
  • 20 Oupa Manyisa
  • 23 Sifiso Myeni
  • 9 Collins Mbesuma
  • 20 Thulasizwe Mbuyane

AWAY: Moroka Swallows

  • 31 Aubrey Mathibe
  • 5 Giorgi Nergadze
  • 6 Ashraf Hendricks
  • 19 Luvhengo Mungomeni
  • 31 Shere Lekgothoane
  • 34 Rudi Isaacs
  • 7 Felix Obada
    81 mins - Sibusiso Kumalo
  • 12 Lefa Tsutsulupa
    65 mins - Katlego E. Mashego
  • 15 Benett Chenene
  • 29 Lerato Chabangu
  • 10 Siyabonga Nomvete
    34 mins - Mpho Maleka

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:10 pm
no suprise there.......this is Swallows....ask abo yellow..they knw we do three at a time or each match
posted: 10:10 pm
Ayanya amakakaniya
Champ-Jersy NO:10
posted: 10:12 pm
It is with greate sadness that I must tell You Coach A.Palacious,You r Fired with immediate effect.Thank you and we wish you all the best wherever you going.
posted: 10:12 pm
ja ne! this is soceer at it best, 390 minutes without a goal and still counting......................................
posted: 10:12 pm
Nazo you were quick to comment about Chiefs draw. Now its 3x3=Treble Champion.
posted: 10:12 pm
Pirates thinks they know all, galaxy my foot, DTC my foot, rotation policy not feasible......

Khosi for life....
posted: 10:13 pm
menemene teka ufase ( the power is taken 4rm u) m vry srry 2 u bucks, bt if it ws wrestling u would qualify.
posted: 10:13 pm
Mr ref robbed them again
Khosi lam
posted: 10:13 pm
The heading should be the back to back treble champions gett back to back trebles by the two mtn 8 finalist!!!!!
Jealous Down
posted: 10:13 pm
3 by 3 specialists! Njenje back to development.
posted: 10:13 pm
Dankie Swai Swai.
posted: 10:13 pm
ja ne! this is soccer at its best, 390 minutes without a goal and still counting..................................................
posted: 10:13 pm
hahahahahahaha. Lol
i realy feel for palacious now
this players thy dont wanna perfom 4 him. I tell you. Thya body language speaks 4 its self.
Da misses out of this world. W.o.w
Laaste Khosi - Capo di tutti_di hond
posted: 10:14 pm
Nothing new.
posted: 10:14 pm
Swallows stun-granaded de buccaneers at home, Mathibe u outdid urself for a man who never played a game last season
posted: 10:14 pm
Pirates back to the drawing board count minutes without goals.
posted: 10:14 pm
Njenje must go back 2 development!!! Jerrrrr
posted: 10:14 pm
ha ha ha ha swallows are dangerous these season shame for pirates.
posted: 10:15 pm
Nothing unusual about the score.Its continuityb for the RATS.

K4L until Sonono becomes an official lady at Nkandla
posted: 10:15 pm
Dube birds 03-0 Orlando Pierats kuphikhona? at Orlando stadium.
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