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Moses Mabhida Stadium
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Orlando Pirates
  • (25) Daine Klate
  • (53) Happy Jele

Pirates sail past Arrows

Daine Klate and Happy Jele score for Orlando Pirates

Posted: 19 December 2012 Time: 09:20 pm

Orlando Pirates closed the gap on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs to just one point following a comfortable 2-0 over Golden Arrows on Wednesday evening.

A stunner from Daine Klate in the opened the scoring, while a 53rd-minute header by Happy Jele secured the three points.

After a slow start to the match, Pirates were handed a 25th-minute free-kick and it was Klate who took control of the set-piece and curled the balls past a stranded Pavels Steinbos.

Shortly afterwards Ritus Krjauklis did well to clear away a Sifiso Myeni ball in the box, before Senzo Meyiwa confirmed why he received a recent call-up to the Bafana Bafana squad; pulling off an impressive one-handed save off a dangerous cross into the box.

Dillon Sheppard replaced Luyolo Mapolisa at the start of the second period, but it was Pirates who got the next goals when Jele was left unmarked at the back=post to head home Klate’s corner-kick.

Four minutes later in could have been 3-0 when Steinbos and Oupa Manyisa went one-on-one, but it was the shot-stopper who came out on top.

Meyiwa pulled off another great save to ensure Pirates collected all three points and finish the year just one point behind their arch-rivals.

HOME: Golden Arrows

  • 21 Pavels Steinbors
  • 2 Mzuvukile Tom
  • 4 Joseph Musonda
  • 4 Ritus Krjauklis
  • 13 Sibusiso Hadebe
  • 18 Siyanda Zwane
  • 28 Musa Bilankulu
  • 17 Ntlantla Zothwane
    72 mins - Thanduyise Khuboni
  • 23 Luyolo Mapolisa
    46 mins - Dillon Sheppard
  • 25 Jabulani Nene
    64 mins - Thamsanqa Gabuza
  • 27 Bongi Ntuli

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

  • 1 Senzo Meyiwa
  • 4 Happy Jele
  • 8 Thabo Matlaba
  • 14 Lucky Lekgwathi
  • 21 Siyabonga Sangweni
  • 6 Thandani Ntshumayelo
  • 7 Daine Klate
  • 11 Sifiso Myeni
    79 mins - Mpho Makola
  • 15 Andile Jali
    89 mins - Manti Moholo
  • 20 Oupa Manyisa
  • 9 Collins Mbesuma
    83 mins - Takesure Chinyama

Previous comments on this story...

CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:22 pm
I saw Victor Gomes & I cringed....
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:24 pm
Zebras obviously dont have HD so they would have struggled to see it... But
Eishh bafethu the boot that ace was wearing... beautiful things from Adidas mman...

I shall be replacing my Predator Absolado with that thing of beauty... best boot yet...
Thulz DEEPSTAR D.T.C
posted: 09:24 pm
DK7....
prestonh
posted: 09:24 pm
25000 supporters
3 points
Depth
Up the bucs

Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year to all the bloggers!
mduduzim
posted: 09:24 pm
@ cjb U CAN SAY THAT AGAIN
El Kampion
posted: 09:24 pm
Andile Jali, remains the best talent in SA

Am impressed with all my Galaxies….we play football not finder finder, we are not Chiefs thina

Orlando Pirates FC, IZINJA ZEMPILO

What a game of football, not lamasimba wayizolo at FNB
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 09:24 pm
Amasimba ekeeper lawa

I dnt blame him though he was under strict instructions of giving the game away

The man has to feed his Latvian family
Thulz DEEPSTAR D.T.C
posted: 09:25 pm
Nyawana, that is how u hit a free kick, learn from the best
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:25 pm
El Kampion Please tell them again about support/ crowd attendance... sneng neng there'll be telling us that they are the biggest thinking football started in the 70s...
Sham'
El Kampion
posted: 09:25 pm
2243 fans at FNB yesterday at Chiefs game at Home

22 843 fans at Mabhida at Bucs game away

Dankie Durban and the surrounding areas

OPFC, Izinja Zempilo
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 09:26 pm
"90 % of South Africans support Gayzer Chimps," says Cowne.

But somehow I wonder how they had less than 2500 fans in their last two games. Hehehehe!

So in dedication to the ENTIRE 90% population of SA that supports Zebra Stretchmark FC, have a Merry Christmas and a Fingering New Year!!! (Compliments of OPFC's "10% supporters).

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Up The Bucs till these Zebras us the above finger to stop their constant msuzo and diarrhea...
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 09:26 pm
we all know why golden arrows relaxed and allowed international football deficient fc to dominate them. Yerrrr, im sure colonel khoza and mato had one heck of a goodtime last night wit khozas ''ak47'' in devastating form for 15 seconds. This game provided further proof that golden arrows forfeit 6 points evry season to Gorilla faces Fc!!!
Captain Jack Sparrow
posted: 09:26 pm
Rodger that!
But yoh! If I had to choose man of the match, it would be tough. Matlaba & Mbesuma, Jele & Jali or potential man of the match performers.
Thulz DEEPSTAR D.T.C
posted: 09:27 pm
INDEED CJB, Adidas at its best.

HD wow
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 09:27 pm
Hehehe indeed we are breathing right on their neck lemiGODOYI.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:27 pm
Professor Klate has free kick lesson to be given to the likes of Nyawane... but Nyawane will have to go through a deep cleansing session with Jik & pine gel before being allowed into the University...
El Kampion
posted: 09:27 pm
CJB Ramses IIIposted: 09:25 pm | Report
El Kampion Please tell them again about support/ crowd attendance... sneng neng there'll be telling us that they are the biggest thinking football started in the 70s...
Sham'
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2243 at FNB izolo

22 843 fans at Mabhidha

Bucs,izinja zempilo
Fela
posted: 09:28 pm
Shapa Bhakaneer shapa
El Sol
posted: 09:28 pm
No suprises there..we all knew the results before the started, the game was just a formality..Dr Khoza & Mato Madlala are on their way to Butterworth Hotel for some ruff riding as we speak..catch us if u can Ratties
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:28 pm
Mara why is there so much hatred for Jali... by far the best player on the pitch...

Hopefully that knee is not too bad...
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