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Posted: 8 November 2009 Time: 18:03

After six League games without a win, Orlando Pirates beat Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a brace from Katlego Mashego.

Mashego was rightly named as Man of the Match after playing a large part in his side’s 3-1 win over the Phunya Sele Sele in an exciting league game at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Lucas Thwala got Pirates' second, and Excellent Walaza pulled one back for Celtic, before Mashego sealed the deal in the 74th.

The game was scrappy for the first 20 minutes, and neither team took the game by the scruff of the neck until Pirates took the lead in the 34th minute, when Mashego came out on top in a one-on-one situation with the Celtic goalkeeper.

Thulasizwe Mbuyane was phenomenal winning the ball in midfield and then noticing some space behind the Celtic defence; consequently he produced a great through ball for Mashego to run onto. With only the keeper to beat Mashego was clinical in his finish.

Thereafter, Pirates took complete control of the game. Under a barrage of attack, however, Celtic held firm and managed to get to half-time only a goal down.

The second half saw Celtic come out looking determined to get back on level terms, but in the 62nd minute Twhala appeared to have snuffed out the Celtic fire with the Buccaneers second goal, rising above the Celtic defence with a fantastic header, giving the keeper no chance.

Celtic were not prepared to take defeat lying down and pulled a goal back through Walaza in the 72nd minute. Walaza rounded off a great run and pass from Spandeel with a clinical finish from only a couple of yards out.

Celtic's joy was short lived as Mashego extended his side’s lead back to two. Mongala was the man to drive into the 18 yard box and provide an inch perfect pass for Mashego to slot home.


Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:51 am
guys can you stop talking about Teko because he was not part of the game. PLEASE!
posted: 07:55 am
Congratulations to Pirates and Chiefs for winning. Hope both teams maintain the winning form and show that we are not just big by number of followers...All the best for the next games...
posted: 07:56 am
we've identified de prblm n now corrective measures r put in place, i wonder who is nxt? Ajax of Chips.

Teko, Mabalane n fanteni keep de bench warm 4 de nxt couple games. u'l be addressed later.

No hard feelings gys!! hala back players!
posted: 08:03 am
3v : 2009-11-08 18:13
Ngumnqundu lowo uwuthethayo

3v, we don't use abusive language on this site, its for soccer lovers not people like you, please sort this guy out we dont need such people...
posted: 08:03 am
Great win by Umzi omnyama

I like the idea of winning by 3 goals, WOW change is good.

While Teko Deco Modise rests, this mean we are going to finish in style.
posted: 08:04 am
Teko and Mabalane, must warm up the bench for some time, Duku-duku must be given a chance.
posted: 08:10 am
this adress does not exist No matter how hard you try to sensitize them on abusive users, they will simple igonore you. i think they too are part of abusers of this post.
posted: 08:15 am
I am surprised that these Rats fans dont congratulate Mdluli for perfoming so well yesterday.That boy is proving to them that their favouratisym of certain players will kill the team.Mdluli was so strong in the midfield that Celtics midfield was no where to be found.Anyway I noticed that the squad that pled Yesterday was the team selected by Craig Roslee as for the 1st time I saw him so active in the bench since joining the Rats.I cant wait to see Kroll coming back after the breake playing his favourate step sons sons and loose games again
posted: 08:23 am
Well done Bhakaniya...for the 1st time this season u scored more than a goal in a league game
Fuze 1
posted: 08:27 am
Have you noticed that in most cases when Kaizer Chiefs plays first and win, Pirates also wins thereafter? About Pirates, Krol should remember that all players need game time in one way or the other, if he really intends to win the league. The indications are that the graph of Pirates is slowly turning upward, and its only consistency that will make Pirates a good team now, 15 games to go is long period.
Big Dude
posted: 08:29 am
It was a wrong approach to start the game with 5 defenders, ODG. I think we need the stability of Gold stone at the back. Put Khaile on the bench. Mongala was just too strong for Sambu as well
posted: 08:49 am
great game Pirates...Krol has learned the hard way,he needed to rotate his squad than play with one team full of a bunch of mediocre players like Teko who're big headed.he listened and it worked for him..whats thw use of buying players and put them on the bench for 15 games.great game Phenyo Mongala, show Teko how to put those balls behind the defence of oponents.AND PLEASE GUYS THE GUY'S NAME IS PHENYO MZAMBIYA MONGALA not Tornado or Tiger Mongalo
posted: 08:59 am
Phenyo Mongala was unbelievable in the left wing. Krol you should play Modise behind the strikers and you will see pirates win games with a lot of goals..aye ye Phenyo Mongala aye ye
posted: 08:59 am
Phenyo Mzambiya Mongala....great speed, great technique and great execution,he put in decent crosses in the box but Masina's finishing was not up to scratch...finally Phenyo listened to me, i once told him to play his game and not surrender responsibility, he ddnt listen and said "Thanx for your shit advice"...but i see he took some of that advice though
posted: 09:01 am
yeah Stex...i think Modise can be good if played just behind the Strikers not wing,he's not a winger.
posted: 09:06 am
ACE NCGOBO, ACE NCGOBO oh shame to u man, were not aware that what goes around comes around, Pie rats is bigger than any individual now u have to face the consequences shame on you, pls psl reinstate the referee.
Don Archie
posted: 09:09 am
Mr Editor why did you remove the link to Ace ngcobo's story
posted: 09:10 am
posted: 09:12 am
Tzozo, Michael, Cruel, Oyintanda and KaMoshabana, you people are perpetual imbeciles!

Swona Champ!
posted: 09:18 am
good game, Teko, did you learn something? play for the team, not to go to europe, then the rest will come
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