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Posted: 5 April 2014 Time: 15:03

Bradley Grobler scored the only goal of the game as SuperSport United beat Orlando Pirates at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The first half was a mostly lethargic affair, with the players wisely conserving their energy in the hot afternoon sun.

SuperSport started stronger and had a strong penalty appeal in the 10th minute turned down by the referee. Oupa Manyisa was perhaps fortunate not to haveconceded a spot-kick with what seemed a trip on Lebogang Manyama.

The hosts came close to opening the scoring through Thuso Phala just before the midway point of the first half, but the winger was denied by a good save from goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

Pirates gradually established a foothold in the game and finally called Ronwen Williams into action in the 23rd minute when Kermit Erasmus shot from just outside the box – his effort resulted in a comfortable save for the keeper.

SuperSport then had their turn of good fortune when Edwin Gyimah’s clumsy two-footed lunge on Happy Jele in the area was deemed fair by referee Victor Hlungwane.

Williams produced an excellent save just before the break to touch Tlou Segolela’s shot onto the outside of his near post. 

Chances continued to be few and far between in the early part of the second half, but on 63 minutes the persistence of Enocent Mkhabela saw him break through three challenges before shooting on goal, but Meyiwa produced an excellent diving save to turn the ball away.

With 15 minutes to play Bucs made a double change to try and spruce up their attack, but it was the hosts who broke the deadlock moments later. Phala broke free down the right and fired in a low cross that Grobler turned home from close range.

Shortly thereafter Phala almost made it 2-0 with a shot from a tight angle, but Meyiwa made another excellent save to keep his side in the contest.

The United winger had another great chance on the counter attack in injury-time, but he pulled his shot wide of the far post.

Despite the defeat, Pirates remain in fourth spot, with SuperSport joining them on 37 points, but trailing on goal-difference.

Livefyre comments on this story...

nickyboi
posted: 2014-04-05 13:11:52

Hope u knw what u r dng wena VV,why did u drop Sangweni?

bafkhosi
posted: 2014-04-05 13:15:12

Hope ssport eat dis rats

Solkezner
posted: 2014-04-05 13:21:01

Supersport, take your 3 points like how Solomons, Barker, Baxter,etc did...Its easy.

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2014-04-05 13:29:53

Hawu! Mabena goes back to being ball boy.

Khosiswagga
posted: 2014-04-05 13:31:21

Where is the prolific striker - Majoro. I see he is not even on the bench. Ratz fans were celebrating whn he joined thm. Nxaaa

He he he Baxter did nt like him. That boy is lazy, that is a fact

Monatefontein
posted: 2014-04-05 13:43:34

Cowjoro not in de match day squad,hehehe.....dt' VV for you boi,from nw on you will b sitting on de stands

rshokane
posted: 2014-04-05 13:47:01

score pls

braachris
posted: 2014-04-05 13:55:44

Onesty our tream is dead nothing interesting to watch my team

rshokane
posted: 2014-04-05 13:56:10

crious

Kalahari
posted: 2014-04-05 14:00:08

I wonder how long it will take for Rats fans to realize that VV was off loaded at Phefeni Village because he was useless.

The level of standard by August FC is much lower since arrival of VV than it was during Roger Dlisa's tenure. Rats fans knows that

Kalahari
posted: 2014-04-05 14:03:49

@braachris. Is VV better than De Sa? He seem to be confusing the foundation that was laid before his arrival

FootFancyWork
posted: 2014-04-05 14:10:51

Each time Rats win than these Rodents run naked in the media declaring itselfs League winning material.Lolo.....

braachris
posted: 2014-04-05 14:30:06

Eish its hard to judge him cos I dnt even c 1striker who wana take responsibility to our strikers just hope they can sign katongo

Lumbarr
posted: 2014-04-05 14:35:09

This team is dead. Grobler goals!!!!!

Lumbarr
posted: 2014-04-05 14:36:28

Defensive strikers are busy doing what they do best, keeping a clean sheet

Naturena Born Killer
posted: 2014-04-05 14:36:40

Ba zo Khala bana ba shikolo

Naturena Born Killer
posted: 2014-04-05 14:38:49

U killing me Khosi lam. This team is dead straight.

Destination #August

deleted_35977595_sibongile mgwali
posted: 2014-04-05 14:39:37

The rats are dying today and so will sundows

Professor_
posted: 2014-04-05 14:43:55

Pirates is losing and majoro was involved in a car accident this afternoon, God please heal our neighbours:(

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-04-05 14:44:49

Ok can the Rats explain to the world why they have the following players in their books:

Erasmus

Mbesuma

Majoro

Ntuli

Gabuza

Mabena

Nandos Mashele

Pelembe

Ronaldo

Bacela

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