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Posted: 30 April 2014 Time: 18:55

Bidvest Wits played out to a third consecutive 0-0 draw in the League following a stalemate against Orlando Pirates at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night.

In a game of very few clear-cut chances, the Students perhaps shaded possession, though it seemed clear that both teams had their minds on their respective Nedbank Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

Pirates threatened first and came close to scoring twice in two minutes through Kermit Erasmus and Lennox Bacela, but on both occasions the ball went inches wide with Moeneeb Josephs in trouble.

Senzo Meyiwa had to tip over a long-range shot from Tebogo Moerane on 21 minutes, before saving with his legs to deny Sthembiso Ngcobo, who had got in behind Bucs’ defence with a great first touch.

Just past the half-hour mark Erasmus found himself with space and time inside the area but shot over, before Ngcobo produced a poor header from a cross from Denver Mukamba, who did well to skin Lucky Lekgwathi.

Oupa Manyisa had a long-range shot which troubled Josephs in the final minutes of the half, before Calvin Kadi scuffed his shot from Matthew Booth’s flick-on just wide.

Goal-mouth action was harder to come by in the second half, with the first effort coming on the hour-mark when substitute Sifiso Myeni headed wide from Daine Klate’s cross.

Wits were having much more of the ball in the second 45 and came close to making that count on 73 minutes when Jabu Shongwe looked certain to score but for a brave, last-ditch tackle from Rooi Mahamutsa.

Shongwe had another great chance in the dying seconds, but he hit the side-netting as the teams settled for a point apiece. 

So it’s as you were in the League standings with Wits remaining third, while Pirates stay in fifth with two games remaining.

Livefyre comments on this story...

deedog
posted: 2014-04-30 17:02:24

Top eight fc

Yellow Skies
posted: 2014-04-30 17:03:38

Askies toe kickoff Ratties r nt interested in this thing. Their job is to minya against zebras tonite. We want this lig tonite. Finish and Klaar.

Yellow is the colour waya waya

Biggymann
posted: 2014-04-30 17:06:39

So Lucky en Rooi are a couple?

Mthinayi Bugs Killer
posted: 2014-04-30 17:09:07

The war is still on for Pirates trying by all means to avoid relegation.

escobar511
posted: 2014-04-30 17:09:28

Nice line up Buccaneer when it comes to my team line up I rest my case ngo Baxter.

Themba_DTC_1937
posted: 2014-04-30 17:25:38

Biggymann  Guess who were we playing against in the above pic and what was the score??

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-04-30 17:36:45

Mthinayi Bugs Killer a team lying 5th on the Log is avoiding relegation?????are u well upstairs?

MoraBucsKeikutlwa
posted: 2014-04-30 17:38:41

This thing of resting key players except for those with cards...is just not on... ask bayern...whers segolea maar...eish... chop change victim

Biggymann
posted: 2014-04-30 17:57:44

@Themba-If my memory serves me well, it was against Vaal Proffessionals boss.

MoraBucsKeikutlwa
posted: 2014-04-30 18:10:25

Gcaba is on holiday...dosnt hv impact evn on overlaps....lekgwathi is moping 4him

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-04-30 18:12:05

U really stupid...Pirates is number 5

K bhaka
posted: 2014-04-30 18:39:16

Dom kop cowsi,am sure the real Khosis are disappointed at you slims

Bhekzin
posted: 2014-04-30 19:31:40

Nxt tym wits 

AMAXABA ASE IMBO
posted: 2014-04-30 19:33:05

I'm happy with that point

Stukza101
posted: 2014-04-30 19:33:18

Fck it!!!

It's not happening for my team.

BlackIsBlack
posted: 2014-04-30 19:55:54

No Dauda again and worse his going to the world_cup shame on everyone involved in bring the Ghanain #1 down. I trust and believe that god will justify his frustrations...

KidKudu7
posted: 2014-04-30 20:11:53

Just can't wait for the next season to see the technical ability for VV...he's not convincing me @ all since his arrival. Time will tell next season for his future in our ship!!!!!

Papa T
posted: 2014-04-30 20:18:41

Well done Bucs.

stanley chinaman
posted: 2014-04-30 20:25:30

Thanks Guys we played well I agree come August Khona abazokhala (somebody is going to cry) once and always

BucsSAGalaxy
posted: 2014-04-30 20:29:07

we are targeting the nedbank cup and then go to Africa, unlike at the zoo who think reputation and success comes over night by simply playing for plastic cups...up the bucs!

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