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Bay United stun Pirates

Posted: 28 September 2008 Time: 17:40

Bay United have shocked Orlando Pirates with a 2-0 victory over the Buccaneers in an Absa Premiership clash at the EPRU Stadium on Sunday.

With only a point in the kitty after two matches, it looks like a Herculean task for the struggling yet talented Pirates this season.

Such a pathetic display despite having a coach with massive experience has clearly sent a message to other PSL teams that Pirates are no longer the invincible force they used to be.

For United, this was a good day at the office as they followed instructions diligently in their attempt to eliminate their one season-wonder label.

United started with an array of experienced campaigners led by veteran Patrick Mayo who did a sterling job in protecting well traveled Arthur Bartman in goal.

The hosts were never intimidated by their more fancied opponents, as they thwarted Pirates' moves with ease. And when they forced Pirates 'keeper

Moeneeb Josephs to make a save as early as the ninth minute, United showed what a determined side they were.

Just five minutes before the interval, Bucs had to do some desperate defending as United applied the pressure relentlessly.

Sensing danger, Pirates' under-fire coach Rudi Krol was forced to replace winger Joseph Makhanya with newly-signed Dikgang Mabalane, but his

introduction did nothing to worry the fearless United side with Gareth Ncaca calling the shots from the centre of the park.

And when Nigerian striker Adebayo Abayomi turned to beat the hapless Josephs four minutes after the break, Krol knew that he needed something special to break the robust United defence, which was growing in confidence.

Even a free kick from reliable Pirates schemer Teko Modise in the 54th minute could do nothing to help the sinking ship.

In attempt to close shop, United introduced former Kaizer Chiefs captain Cyril Nzama, and Luntu Mazana added a stunning second, giving United every reason to celebrate their first win since gaining promotion.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:29 pm
I think yall are just hypocrites when Tiko is perfoming yall sing Praise Hail Tiko king of soccer, this is a team sport not individualism, Pirates needs to work as a team, Tiko was ther for last season instrumental in creating our goal, what is walaza doing the so much surplus in the current Bucs team its not even funny, Rudzani as to how your still getting game time puzzles me but who knows maybe the lagend has a few tricks up his sleeve, as the saying goes its not how you start but how you finish. To each his own.
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