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Orlando Pirates get a late winner against Bloemfontein Celtic

Posted: 12 December 2010 Time: 17:42

A late winner from substitute Patrick Malokase handed Orlando Pirates a 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday.

Daine Klate had opened the scoring on 7 minutes, before Nathan Paulse got the equaliser for Celtic 13 minutes from time.

Bucs move up to the third on the table on 18 points (six adrift of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns), while Celtic have dropped to sixth and remain on 16 points.

Pirates opened the scoring with a premeditated, training-ground move.

Moeneeb Josephs’ long goal-kick was superbly controlled in the Celtic penalty area by Klate before he cracked a left-footed volley past Patrick Tignyemb.

Celtic appealed vociferously for offside, but the goal was correctly allowed to stand.

The visitors gradually grew into the game and began to threaten, but Pirates continued to create opportunities from the wide positions.

Just after the half hour mark Segolela swung in a good cross from the left that was met by Thulasizwe Mbuyane, whose header rebounded off the near post.

The first half ended with a seven-minute spell of injury time, after earlier injuries to Lucky Lekgwathi and Moeneeb Josephs.

Lekgwathi took a heavy knock to the head in the first half and was replaced by Thando Mdluli for the second half.

Celtic were certainly the better team in the second half, and Nathan Paulse equalised with a low shot that beat Josephs’ right hand and went in off the inside of the upright.

After that it looked like Celtic were going to take the game, as they had all the momentum on their side.

But a lapse at the back in the 87th minute saw former Celtic star Patrick Malokase head the winning goal off a superb Ruben Cloete cross.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:37 am
Just imagine if piartes had a coach shud be unstopable but its a pity we are the only team without a coach in the psl,,

When is the devil krol leaving mara?this basted annoys the hell out of me.
Lacoste_AM-A-Khosi
posted: 08:57 am
Hard luck Celtics and Well done mabackaneer. 3 points at home are vitals, u did well.

Khosi for life.
Anonymous
posted: 09:26 am
I am so Glad that Khoza has finally made a bisiness decision on Kroll issue.

Kroll has 7 months left, wether he wins the league or another trophy, Khoza has made his mind.

Khoza cannot lose R3.8MILLION for fun, just because fans cannot be patient untill next year July.

Good bye to KROLL in advance.
Anonymous
posted: 11:55 am
KICK-OFF EDITOR JOU BLOODY S**T! WE DID NOT STEEL A WIN BUT, WORK HARD ON THE DAY! WHICH GAME WERE YOU WASHING?
Sporo
posted: 06:57 pm
i stand to be corrected but Klate looked way offside, if such a goal was scored by chiefs im sure it was gonna be the headlines. anyway congra to oldest team
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