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Orlando Pirates beat Bidvest Wits in a League clash on Saturday evening

Posted: 27 April 2013 Time: 20:03

A Sifiso Myeni goal deep inside stoppage time saw Orlando Pirates snatch a win at the death, as they defeated Bidvest Wits 1-0 in a League match at the Mbombela Stadium to keep their title hopes alive.

Wits dominated the majority of the game, but missed chances in front of goal proved costly as Pirates snatched a late win after they were denied a penalty in extra-time.

There were fears that another Bucs player was to be added to the long injury list when Mpho Makola suffered a heavy knock in the opening minutes of the game.

After receiving some medical attention Makola seemed fine to continue, much to relief of coach Roger De Sa.

Wits were playing some great football through the likes of Ryan Chapman, Mazikayise Mashaba and Bryce Moon, yet they still failed to break the deadlock by mid-way through the first-half.

Meyiwa got a finger to Papy Faty’s shot from outside the box to deny Wits from scoring.

Bryce Moon then wasted the perfect opportunity to put his side ahead just before the break, when he flashed his effort wide at the near post, following some fantastic one-touch passing across the face of goal by Wits.

Wits got the second half going by playing attacking football like they did in the first-half.

Even with all their possession and chances in front of goal, Wits poor in their finishing, but credit must also be given to Meyiwa, who pulled off several great saves.

In the 77th minute Makola wasted a chance in front of goal by hammering the ball straight at Baron.

Bucs were wrongly denied a penalty in the final stages of the game, after Ndumiso Mabela was brought down in the box.

Baron was injured in that challenge, with what looked like a broken leg, and he was replaced by Jethrin Barr, who was making his debut.

Pirates got their own back, however, as Sifiso Myeni came on and struck a ball into the back of the net following some scrappy defending to give his side the 1-0 win.

Previous comments on this story...

CJB Ramses III
posted: 08:04 pm
I want to give it up to the Mbombela crowd for keeping their cool.... Wow gents... that was the worst officiating of the season....!

5 clear handballs in the area.... Clear fouls.... clear penalties...! Wow.....

Anywhichway.... no hard feelings bafwethu that's Bobby's stadium @ the end of the day we have sharks to fry on the continent....

Ai Mara the officiating.....!??????!
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 08:05 pm
Could this be???????
posted: 08:05 pm
Brown Envelope Fc.
posted: 08:05 pm
Too little too late for Chibuku FC. Still a mighty six 6 points behind the MIghty KC. Tommrrow it will be a 9 points lead again by Chiefs.
posted: 08:06 pm
Well done rats. Don't u think it's a bit too late? Only time will tell, good luck to AmaKhosi tomorrow, haueng banna
posted: 08:06 pm
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CJB Ramses III
posted: 08:07 pm
My Captain....... Ha phinda Mzala....! you have shut alot of mouths vanaand.... thanks for the effort my captain it means alot...!
Papa T
posted: 08:07 pm
Well done boys, you deserved to win. The ref will be very disappointed in himself once he sees that clear Baron penalty.

Lets put pressure on these chimpanzees.
posted: 08:07 pm
Finally we hv won
posted: 08:08 pm
How many minutes Played?
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 08:08 pm
Shame Poor Rats...besekuyisono

2 months without a PSL win???

Siyanibongela magundane...
posted: 08:09 pm
Takesure RDS
posted: 08:09 pm
Only thing i would say i forsee a disaster tomorrow!
What a red-white support in mbombela that was,
thank you mbombela thank you
Donald Duck
posted: 08:09 pm
Lucky win, mice were completely as usual, they gonna finish 3rd

RTG: watch the big boys tomorrow...
posted: 08:10 pm
Only I can say to Chibuku FC congratsulations. But I truly believe your win is TOO LITTLE TO LATE. CHIEFS ARE HOME AND DRY AN PLEASE QUOTE ME ON THIS?
posted: 08:10 pm
pressure on you KHosi to win moro
posted: 08:10 pm
Too late, good Win for Them! PLK is buzzing
Donald Duck
posted: 08:10 pm
Lucky win, mice were completely outplayed as usual, they gonna finish 3rd

RTG: watch the big boys tomorrow...
Champ of all
posted: 08:10 pm
This referee was planted by kaiser thiefs...reclaiming the glory by crook!!!
Like it or not, Shaba is a National Icon
posted: 08:10 pm
Dammit! Basterd Nxa!
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