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PSL: Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows

Posted: 22 December 2013 Time: 14:59

Orlando Pirates kept up their winning momentum in the League with a 3-1 win over Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium this afternoon.

Happy Jele got the opening goal of the match, before Gift Sithole equalised for the visitors two minutes later. Oupa Manyisa's brace, however, made sure of the much-needed points for Bucs.

Pirates took the lead in the 13th minute after some poor defending from Arrows. From a corner, Lucky Lekgwathi had a header on target saved by Ryan Harrison, but the keeper fumbled the ball and Jele hit home on the rebound.

Arrows immediately went in search of a reply, and were rewarded soon after, when Sithole headed home expertly from a corner kick.

The players and match officials took a water break midway through the first half owing to the soaring heat at Orlando Stadium on a typical summer afternoon. 

The interval proved consequential, as Pirates capitalised on Arrows' loss of concentration, when immediately from the restart Jele sent in a low cross which Manyisa slammed home from close range.

In the 52nd minute Sithole could have levelled for his side again, with another powerful header from a corner, but the ball was brilliantly parried over the bar by Meyiwa, who showed lightning quick reactions for the save.

Sifso Myeni was then denied a goal, after showing some wonderful footwork to lose his marker and releasing a snap shot inside the box, but Harrison made a good save from close range.

Then, deep into injury time, Daine Klate picked out Manyisa and, with Arrows defence all at sea, 'Ace' made it three with a simple finish.

The result takes Pirates to 11th on the log, while Arrows stay rooted to the bottom.

Full PSL table here

Livefyre comments on this story...

kasonke
posted: 2013-12-22 13:07:50

Great startıng lıne up roger.

New age blogger
posted: 2013-12-22 13:08:35

Hehehe same lineup for 3 consecutive games? Hai madoda, Atleast Dauda made the bench but would've liked Mhlongo to start then 

Bennett III
posted: 2013-12-22 13:09:45

Juju n mabena n gabuza as well

Bennett III
posted: 2013-12-22 13:10:58

Gabuza should be in 18men squad

FootballMania
posted: 2013-12-22 13:27:45

Pirates needs to return a favor on this one Golden Arrows needs them more than ever before, otherwise they will go down to the bush with that gurantee 6 points that Pirates gets from them every season.

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-12-22 13:37:25

Mxm I don't know why the psl bothers with making this arrows vs pirates tie. Rats should start every season with 6 points.

KhosiNyce 01
posted: 2013-12-22 13:37:41

I see Orlando is packed to capacity again and Mabhida is as always only hosting a mere 2000 people.....

New age blogger
posted: 2013-12-22 13:44:03

Dnt b a hypocrite, Chiefs are also guaranteed 6pts frm Amazulu 

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-12-22 13:48:52

Sarcastic khosi?

PhiweKhoza
posted: 2013-12-22 13:53:00

You are a moron.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-12-22 14:38:24

All KZN teams must be relegated and shouldn't allowed to come back to PSL again like Cosmos. We can't afford to have teams always donating points to zebras and rats. Maybe they've an indefinite deal with those Sowatans. Arrows must stop using that reworked jersey and buy the new one.

Solkezner
posted: 2013-12-22 15:25:59

I so wish Golden Arrows to be relegated so that Pirates won't be guaranteed 6 Points every Season and a Ticket to the next round of every Competition.

Sipho weBhakaniya
posted: 2013-12-22 15:29:27

Amabhakaniya ajabulile.

Papa T
posted: 2013-12-22 15:30:07

Wow! RDS is getting married - congratulations with lots of happiness!

Hope you make us happy next year, since you failed this year. 

Sipho weBhakaniya
posted: 2013-12-22 15:30:08

Operation one game at a time is in full swing.

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-12-22 15:32:14

The same must b said about Amazulu.......always donating points against chimps n not only points but a lot of goals to boost chimps goal difference

Themba_DTC_1937
posted: 2013-12-22 15:33:23

Msandawana, don't be heart broken, it's not like SignDowns are not playing against Arrows at all, they do at least twice a season. If they don't collect point against Arrows, it can't be Pirates' fault.

Tumza wa le pirates
posted: 2013-12-22 15:36:10

Well done boys.....n thnx 4 nt spoiling my december....up de bucz up 2 de top spot.

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-12-22 15:37:00

Pirates seriously need centerbacks......we battled with set pieces n is time for our captain to retire.

champ enigma
posted: 2013-12-22 15:38:00

Editor why do you hate Pierats this much, i heard Pierats scored 5 goals, a goal from Jele a brace by Manyisa and a brace by Kermit Erismus. I hears he says he doent want to be out done by Musona.

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