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Orlando Pirates beat Bidvest Wits

Posted: 22 January 2011 Time: 22:18

Orlando Pirates came back from a two-goal deficit to register a 3-2 win against Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

Goals from Stanton Fredericks and Sifiso Vilakazi gave Wits a 2-0 half-time lead, but Bucs came back strongly in the second half to score three goals through Isaac Chansa (brace) and Katlego Mashego.

The result means that Wits have now gone eight games without a win, while Pirates have managed the same number of games without a loss and have gone to the top of the standings on 32 points after Sundowns lost 1-0 to SuperSport United.

Pirates didn’t take any time in signaling their attacking intent when Chansa zoomed past Wits defenders in the seventh minute, but his attempt was well blocked by Michael Morton.

Bucs goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa made a brilliant save in the 22nd minute to deny Patrick Pungwayo what looked like a goal when he parried for a corner.

At that stage Wits had the upper hand and deservedly found a breakthrough courtesy of Fredericks in the 25th minute when he capitalised on Meyiwa’s failure to handle Sifiso Myeni’s cross.

The goal seemed to ignite the visitors as they enjoyed a threatening spell for the next four minutes and it came as no surprise when, under pressure, Meyiwa once more fumbled a shot from Sipho Mngomezulu and Vilakazi pounced on Meyiwa’s mistake.

Pirates regrouped in the second half, but still Wits gave them a tough time. Roger de Sa’s charges played a defensive game and it was difficult to penetrate. Darren Keet produced a stunning save when he denied Oupa Manyisa in the 47th minute.

Pirates could have at least scored their first in the 60th minute, but two consecutive shots from Oupa Manyisa and Mark Mayambela hit the post.

Pirates never gave up fighting and finally scored in the 68th minute through Chansa. Mayambela then zoomed past Pungwayo before crossing to the Zambian to score his second for the day with an easy tap-in in the 72nd minute.

At this stage Pirates were dictating terms for their opponents. With the ball now swinging from end to end, with both sides looking for the third goal, the action kept the fans on the edge of their seats.

But it was Pirates who came up victorious after another Mashego sent their fans into raptures. The Pirates striker capitalised on Kampamba Chintu’s defensive error before beating Keet to score in time added on.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:51 am
i can see tht bucs fans r happy for a short period again,my concern is dnt get too much carried away fellow bhakaniyas this is the same old kruel who is a master of none except disapointments,,,

Slow down tigers,i for one wont be fooled by this palooka who's ass is always rescued by fine players we have,,,,wena krol u sebono sa ntja e tshehla n i stil want u out no mater what,,,,ke maikutlo aka people.

@Shakirah my bro,kaya ka u bona mo 2011,how was Lesotho boss hope u tlile ka maluti a ko teng,,hahahaha,,,,ntja ena e krol e hana ho fokofa maan n wa ntena die clueless,stabon,pink shirt always looking for luck moron ya leburukanse,hakesa kena hi but eitse ke u bona ka tsenella papa,,,,holla bhakaniya holla,,,,,love bucs but HATE Krol,,,,tse ntsho till i die bcos its my birth mark for life,,,struuu sbob.

Tsipa tse ntsho without krol tsipa,
Anonymous
posted: 12:06 pm
Pelo tshweu boela mannong mmatla sa gagwe o se bone. Wow what a cum bck it's a pity supersport nd sabc let us down"soccer lovers" not everyone wanted to see Supermuti and Sunflops.
Siwelele sa masele...
Playboy10
posted: 02:28 pm
what a game that was! The introduction of Prof Mayambela and Tlou "Limpopo Express" Segolela changed the game completely. krol is a good coach his only problem is that he can't seem to find his best starting 11. Malokase is not Bucs material and as for you Senzo my boy, you are forgiven...




Tse ntsho
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 04:52 pm
Krol must not think that the first half line-up is the one that did a job on the day. Please Krol re-shuffle your line-up in the next game. This Dutch fellow has to make sure that he create a position for Mbuyane, one day Mbuyane will play as a defender. 3 players at Pirates need to be benched Mbuyane, Klate, Malokase so that they know that there is competition in the team. Why are we continue playing players who are under-performing?
r32 star
posted: 07:27 pm
BUCS FILLS EVERYONE WITH JOY;to some,WHEN THEY LOSE,and to some WHEN THEY WIN.oh my gosh u gotta love this club.lastly im so so so sorry to all of u who are bothered by PIRATES WIN...SYMPATY AT ITS BEST.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 07:57 am
I am glad I was in the stadium to witness this game. What a game!!!! greate comeback. Kroll must still go. For some of you who were not in the staduim, let me fill you in. We, the fans demanded substitution before halftime. Kroll saved himself by responding positively, maybe now he will start to listen to us. He choice of starting eleven was bad. Klate did not look fit. Why start him. And Malokase, the less said about his choice the better. As for Senzo, he costed us goal difference dearly. Those are schoolboy mistakes. He is not a big stage player.
BraBizaa
posted: 09:33 am
(7) Patrick Malokase Substitution 46
(7) Daine Klate Substitution 46
(15) Andile Jali
(15) Mark MayambelaOn 46

laba were wearing the same jersey numbers heheheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. with all due respect Mr Editor there is something wrong there.
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