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Orlando Pirates draw 1-1 with Free State Stars

Posted: 17 April 2013 Time: 21:25

Orlando Pirates lost further ground on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs following a 1-1 draw with Free State Stars at Charles Mopeli Stadium on Wednesday night.

The home side had taken the lead through former Buccaneer Paulus Masehe, but Pirates levelled through a dubious penalty converted by Collins Mbesuma on 79 minutes.

It was a sixth successive draw for Pirates and leaves them six points behind Kaizer Chiefs with five games remaining.

Both sides found their rhythm relatively quickly, but a lack of incision in the final third meant clear scoring chances were hard to come by in the first half hour.

Stars saw midfielder Sihle Mpuqa head over from a corner-kick, while Pirates created a couple of half-chances for the likes of Takesure Chinyama and Onyekachi Okonkwo.

On the half-hour mark Bucs had the first clear opening, with Okonkwo’s lob over the defence sending Mpho Makola through on goal, but with only Kennedy Mweene to beat he pulled his shot wide.

On 32 minutes Ea Lla Koto punished some slack defending and broke the deadlock. Pirates dealt poorly with a corner kick and Paulus Masehe was left free to drive home a half-volley from a tight angle.

Stars should have gone into the break two goals up as Luyolo Nomandela had a great chance in injury-time, but a heavy touch when through on goal allowed Senzo Meyiwa to smother the ball.

Pirates started the second half brightly and Daine Klate threatened a couple of times; first curling a cross-cum-shot just off target, and then a few minutes later forcing Mweene into a good save.

Dove Wome then flashed a shot across the face of goal before Pirates were handed something of a gift when Mpuqa was harshly penalised for hand-ball in the box, allowing Mbesuma to convert from the spot.

On 83 minutes Mbesuma should have put Bucs ahead as he powered a header wide of the target from close range after a great cross by Makola, while Nomandela had a goal ruled out for offside when replays suggested it was legitimate.

Previous comments on this story...

Mosixty
posted: 09:27 pm
That was an escape of a lifetime. The referee once again save their asses
Babzaro
posted: 09:27 pm
Days back on of the Baragwana FC supporters told us about the time he spent with 1 of the patients in some tshisa nyama. Telling us that the patients r just honoring their contract. We bra after the game I just watched I'm sure yo cam will agree with me that u were braaing a rat. U feed yo people such bile. Plz bra be content with the fact that baragwana FC are compiting with SSU as being the draw kings
xqzit
posted: 09:28 pm
LUCKY ESCAPE FOR MAKAKANIYA....
Hangwanie
posted: 09:28 pm
Bakhanyinya.................nywe nywe nywe. DTC my foot, Khosi marching, catch us if you can....
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 09:29 pm
Orlando Pirates Have 630 Minutes Without a Win in Absa Log. Love & Peace.
Nkomazifinest
posted: 09:29 pm
Orladraw rats hahahahahaha catch us if u can
PhineasMoeti
posted: 09:29 pm
mmmmm!Orlandraw pirates,we must watch out for paltinum stars as for Orlandraw,im not worried
solkezner
posted: 09:29 pm
OrlanDRAW Pierats, we shud ask the Ref how did you escape with a DRAW.
Namibia's Khosi Queen
posted: 09:30 pm
Drawlando Pirates!!!!!!!!!!!
ma-hd
posted: 09:31 pm
Game in hand FC. Machine of draw. I wonder if they are still having game in hand. Khoza must fine Baseball Bet coach for insulting match official.

We will deal with Platinum Stars. It is not a big threat.

K4L: let's hear.
solkezner
posted: 09:31 pm
OrlanDRAW Pierats is OFFICIALLY fighting for NO2
El Sol
posted: 09:32 pm
Weeeeh Orlandraw Pirates, yÓu fellas are very lucky FSS actually moered you..soft penalty, denied goal ay ay mara iPirates ifile fi..&Roger escaped induku yabo Liesbek by getting iredcard naye..6 straight draws?? Hehehe le nyile Orlando Baragwanath Hospital FC
ma-hd
posted: 09:32 pm
Game in hand FC. Machine of draw. I wonder if they are still having game in hand. Khoza must fine Baseball Bet coach for insulting match official.

We will deal with Platinum Stars. It is not a big threat.

K4L: let's hear.
maminzela must shut up...pirates r no longer champions
posted: 09:32 pm
yet another draw....RDS showing his ill-discipline at the end.....chiefs will win the Psl wth 3 games remaining.
Khosigal 4lyf
posted: 09:32 pm
Eyi nithole lo 1 point nge luck nakhona nge penalty nizakuhambe nisinda
Gcwabe(The Bank Robber)
posted: 09:32 pm
Kuyayiwa kajesu Khoza masende emfene ak'hlaza!
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 09:33 pm
Neboposted: 03:15 pm  |  Report
Psl log 2mrw mrng.

Tortoises fc 52
Galaxy 48
Jealous Down
posted: 09:33 pm
Another draw in hand... Square up now and no game in hand but still 6 points behind the log leaders. Frustration getting a better of the coach and his players. How does Roger explain showing the referee a middle finger?
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 09:33 pm
We are still in it
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:33 pm
The Spirit of 40K should not be dampened by this....

Let's believe that the sense of occasion on Saties & ambition itself will be enough to fuel the fire......

Campai................................ Hai I need to recharge...
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