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Maritzburg United fight back to beat Orlando Pirates

Posted: 18 May 2013 Time: 17:14

A late Cuthbert Malajila strike gave Maritzburg United a dramatic 3-2 win away at Orlando Pirates on the final day of the 2012/13 season.

It took only 14 minutes for the first bit of drama in this match as Bucs midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo, called up to the Bafana Bafana squad yesterday, had to go off injured. He was replaced by Manti Moholo.

Despite the match starting rather slowly, it kicked into gear in the 18th minute when Tlou Segolela headed home a Happy Jele cross.

Bucs came close again when Khetho Masuku fired in a shot straight at Shuaib Walters, before Orlando Smeekes and Delron Buckley forced Senzo Meyiwa into saves.

Ndumiso Mabena wasted a good chance early in the second half when he shot to close to Walters, while Jele also missed a great chance to increase the lead.

And it proved costly when Heinrich Isaacks pounced on 58th minutes to fire in an equaliser for Maritzburg.

However, just two minutes later Bucs were back in front when Segolela found Masuku, who placed his shot past the goalie.

But then the drama…

Ryan de Jongh equalised for the visitors with four minutes, before Zimbabwean striker Malajila delivered the killer blow as he found the net in referee’s optional time.

The result sees Pirates finish a disappointing League campaign third, while Maritzburg end in 11th place.

Previous comments on this story...

Juda de damn killer
posted: 05:17 pm
Celtics remix
posted: 05:17 pm
RDS does not have a winning mentality. Hence the results. Celtics did the same to win. Poor coach. Players lack mental strength because their coach lacks it. Poor indeed. Let him just fucoff. We don't need such wimps in the champion's home!

UP THE BUCS. Down with RDS
Gcwabe(The Bank Robber)
posted: 05:17 pm
Hawu these Bimbo's lost!
Juda de damn killer
posted: 05:19 pm
Pirates its useless, hopeless
posted: 05:21 pm
He is going to rely on luck to win CAF trophy. Not out of play but by misfortune of others. We wont beat Esperance, Al Ahly with RDS. Never. And never shall we go anywhere with people of weak erections and weak mentality. Winners always have a far superior mentality than anything else. Our players are just used condoms! Mxm.

Bizzarrow Manyisa
posted: 05:22 pm
Whts ur take RDS Fans? Mina I dnt wanna c thz guy at Bucs cum nxt czn lyk rili nw.
Bizzarrow Manyisa
posted: 05:22 pm
Whts ur take RDS Fans? Mina I dnt wanna c thz guy at Bucs cum nxt czn lyk rili nw.
posted: 05:23 pm
Useless de Da. He must #### off... he is a dismal failure
posted: 05:24 pm
Mabena and Makola had a great game wednesday but surprisingly they did not start today....RDS hai kabi but thank may leave
bayiza wa bucs
posted: 05:24 pm
Pirates is 2big for RDS, I believe DR Khoza will be handing him a clearance to move from da club with immediate effect
we beat mazembe
posted: 05:27 pm
Has it not been proven beyond doubt now.

Now the season is ended lets call a spade a spade.

De Sa's capabilities are questionable.Lets do the Club and everyone associated with it a favour and send De Sa packing.

We r going nowhere here.
Donald Duck
posted: 05:28 pm
11 games, 1 win. Rats are a joke, next year they will fight relegation

Champ Donald Duck in the house, shapa Khosi!
Juda de damn killer
posted: 05:30 pm
"yho my man Pirates is untrophy"
no dude the name u looking 4 is trophless
posted: 05:31 pm
Hey these Rats they kill me they copying our closure of putting a cherry on top with a lose but for us we can swallow it as for them kids will be sleeping with empty stomachs thanks Bhakadliwa.
posted: 05:31 pm
Thank God Pirates lost dis game so that Dr. Khoza can realize how useless RDS is. 1st it was Celtics, now it is Maritzburg. Ag man, Pirates is too big for RDS. Let him go!!!
posted: 05:33 pm
KwaaAaaaaaaaaaaah! What a useless team!
Lord Vincent
posted: 05:43 pm
So key players are back and got national call ups meaning they are playing well. We lost to a team that we led twice! Always said this injuries story is a bunch of garbage.

Up the Bucs!!!!!
posted: 05:45 pm
Fellow Bucs, I'm of the opinion that the Iron Duke erred in bringing Roger to OP. I dont blame Roger (why should I?), the guy did not appoint himself. The blame rests soley on the Chairman's shoulders. He needs to acquire a well experienced and competent coach for us next season. This has been a roller coaster ride for all the Bucs supporters, and we really do not deserve this.
posted: 05:49 pm
The next 3 matches will seal De Sa's fate coaches fire themselves at the home of Champs
Champ Msholozi
posted: 05:49 pm
Dear Dr unToothed

Please give Rodger another 5 years on his contract, we love this man.

Your Son in-Law
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