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Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars 2-0

Posted: 29 January 2011 Time: 17:27

Orlando Pirates go top of the table after beating Free State Stars 2-0 in a Premiership match at Botshabelo Stadium on Saturday.

Tlou Segolela scored for Pirates in the 17th minute, before setting Andile Jali up late in the game for the second.

For his splendid performance, Segolela walked away with the Man of the Match award.

Pirates are on top of the table with 35 points after 17 games.

The first real chance of the game came in the fifth minute when Isaac Chansa played a one-two with Thulasizwe Mbuyane, but the latter directed his shot straight into the hands of Kennedy Mweene.

In the 17th minute Segolela brought the stadium to its feet when, after dispossessing Free State Stars, he made a solo run from Pirates’ half and zoomed past a cluster of Stars’ players before beating Mweene with a low shot to give Bucs the lead.

The goal did wonders for the game as Free State Stars were forced to come out of their slumber and try some attacking options.

Their main problem on the day was not only their failure to create chances, but also how to get past Rooi Mahamutsa and company in the Pirates’ defence.

Segolela nearly got his second for the day, but after a beautiful chip in the 38th minute, ‘Speedy Gonzalez’ could only watch in disbelief when his attempt hit the crossbar.

The pattern of the game was much the same after the break with Pirates pressing hard for the second while Free State Stars hung on.

Steve Khompela introduced Noah Chivuta and Thabane Motaung in place of Manti Moholo and Matome Madimabe and the move nearly paid dividends as Stars pushed forward and forced Pirates into some mistakes.

Mahamutsa failed to clear the ball under pressure, but with only Moeneeb Josephs to beat Madoda Motha shot horribly wide in the 62nd minute. The latter was replaced by Mxolisi Gumede two minutes later.

Segolela outran a defender again in the 84th minute before delivering a brilliant pass to Jali in the box, who tapped home to make it 2-0.

Previous comments on this story...

The Ghost
posted: 06:05 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
The Ghost
posted: 06:05 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
The Ghost
posted: 06:05 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
The Ghost
posted: 06:06 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
The Ghost
posted: 06:06 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
The Ghost
posted: 06:06 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
r32 star
posted: 06:06 pm
THE TOP SPOT IS NOT AVAILABLE NOW, PLZ TRY AGAIN LATER.UP THE BUCS.YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO TRY HARDER THAN HARD...SIYABASUZELA PHOOOOOOOOOOOO.
The Ghost
posted: 06:08 pm
Shaaaaaaaaapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!!!!!!!!! Eish, mara Pirates ya shapa jong!!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:09 pm
Congratulations to Pirates and in particular to Krol for doing his job dispite fans hating him. to Tolly.bathathe or what ever they call him stop showing how much your intellectual ability lacks.
r32 star
posted: 06:09 pm
IM SAYING IT AGAIN;THE TOP SPOT IS NOT AVAILABLE NOW,PLZ TRY AGAIN LATER.EAT OUR DUST THANK YOU...
fanon
posted: 06:10 pm
Pirates Dumela x3!!! Colonel Khoza Dumela X2 !!! Krol Dumela !! Bhakajuju dumela !!!!. As Moeneeb said 'Pirates is team , we dont rely on individuals'. Let individuals go and leave our team.

Great win bucs. ezikamagebula zagebhula umhlaba kamaspala ngenkani.

Always a pirate ;kumnyama kumhlophe!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:12 pm
Ha ha ha ha lets wait and see how Chiefs and Sundowns will do, this is d best season by far and it appears it will not be clear who will walk away with the Title until we have 2 games to go.
Anonymous
posted: 06:17 pm
UP THE BUCS! I hope the supporters of the team next door give us space to celebrate our sweet victory, they should mind their own ridiculous business. AMEN
Anonymous
posted: 06:20 pm
am not happy abt d referee, 3rd force is creeping in
Anonymous
posted: 06:24 pm
great win guyz consistance is the key guyz keep scoring until jesus comes down maritzburg 6 chimpanze musunu fc 0
Anonymous
posted: 06:25 pm
op is the great team,and they deserve 2 be on top,that shows a lot of hard work,up the bucs,happy people 4 ever
Anonymous
posted: 06:25 pm
Wow....@ last we slowly getting really happy people with nice comments. Keep it up Mr Krol...but I doubt if you will be successful on convincings some of the Rats tugs on this forum...lets hope there will be no death threat/wish for my team tonight!....just wish us good luck for the change on the game tonight....lol...and please send your Congradulations to Mr Krol for the job well done....
Anonymous
posted: 06:32 pm
wel done up da bucs, lets celebratw while our enemie are crying, kaizerbels n sunflops r going to draw 2nite n 2morow.... My plea to all pirates supoters.... Lets go to orlando stadium in numbers to support our boys against vasco
Anonymous
posted: 06:37 pm
Congratulations a mabakhaniya!!kip it up!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:38 pm
This shows that OP has depth. Great performance by the team especially that solo run of Tlou which lead to a goal.
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