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Posted: 12 February 2011 Time: 22:19

Orlando Pirates beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 in a League clash on Saturday night.

The Pirates goals were scored by Katlego Mashego and Thulasizwe Mbuyane while Mabhudi Khenyeza pulled one back for Sundowns.

Pirates almost opened the scoring after just three minutes of play, with Andile Jali playing a great ball to hand Katlego Mashego a one-on-one chance with Wayne Sandilands, but the goalkeeper came up with a fine save.

Yet ten minutes later Mashego did get the better of Sandilands, this time from the penalty spot. The pace of Tlou Segolela drew a rash challenge from Method Mwanjali and referee Buyile Gqubule awarded the hosts a spot kick. Mashego converted the penalty with cool efficiency to make it 1-0 in the 13th minute.

The Brazilians’ troubled start to the game continued in the 18th minute when Lebohang Mokoena, running onto the ball in a dangerous attacking position, pulled up with a hamstring injury. Mabhuti Khenyeza replaced him a few minutes later.

Yet Sundowns gradually began to take control of the midfield battle and dominated the last 20 minutes of the first half, even though they weren’t able to create many scoring chances.

The best opportunity went the way of Nyasha Mushekwi, who beat Moeneeb Josephs to a ball outside of the penalty area but was unable to direct a shot on target from a difficult angle.

The visitors growing confidence was cut short in the final minute of regulation time in the first half when the home side went 2-0 up. Pirates worked the ball to Clifford Ngobeni from a corner kick and the midfielder played in a teasing cross that allowed Thulasizwe Mbuyane to score with a looping header over Sandilands.

Despite their two-goal deficit, Sundowns started the second half confidently and dominated proceedings right through to the final whistle. However, they found Pirates’ defence very difficult to break down, with Man of the Match Rooi Mahamutsa simply immense at the back, while Moeneeb Josephs also made some excellent saves.

It seemed as if the Brazilians would never breach the home team’s backline but almost out of nowhere they pulled one back in the 79th minute. A short corner kick routine saw Pelembe play a cross to the near post and Khenyeza provided the finishing touch with a clever flick on the outside of his right foot.

Bucs were well and truly on the back foot by this stage and just before the end of regulation time they were reduced to ten men, with Segolela shown a second yellow card for time-wasting and duly sent off.

Nearly eight minutes of additional time was played in a breathless end to the game in which Pirates packed their penalty area and resorted to little other than desperate kicks upfield, but their defence held firm and they clung on for a 2-1 victory.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:48 pm
Sunclowns were neva gonna win de match. A bribed ref plus Chibuku FC muti.the penalty was not real.anyway 4 me as a Khosi Chibuku n Sunclowns are one n de same.who knows de game myt have bin fixed but I still maintain the mighty Amakhosi will win dis thing.Chibuku's luck will run out soon. Not all refs will take bribes.
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 pm
well done bacaneers, one game at a time. im urging all da people around royal bafokeng stadium to check izinyoka from bulawayo chips not 2 steal da cables
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 pm
defensive football is working for them and their dumb fans are no longer complaining about three defensive midfielders!.....the couter attack is working!....wat i like about rudi kraal is that he is predictable!....lets wait and see how many other teams will they 'catch' on counter attack!...congrats penalty fc!
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 pm
For those who complain about the penalty i hope the same scenario repeats itself tomorow against Platinum stars with musona n the penalty not be give n end up with a flipin draw n see if u will aplaud the ref for that,,,,

U r just plain jelous n le tlo shwa ke mona balotsana,,,,,,n before u can open ur wide mouths like Simphiwe Forest Hill Tshabalala bring back all those cups u were handed by the refs starting the Rofmans cup n Coca Cola,,,,,shet,,,,leya tswafisa maaaan,,,get a life pigs,,,,nxa,,

Tsipa feela tse ntsho u sa kgethe mmala,,,cryin or not Tsipa bhakaniya Tsipa,,,,

Ichuuuuuuuuuuuu
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
Rudi Krol thank u! We owe u big tym coach & pls 4give our stupidity. Shapa Krol shapa! Catch us if u can & up the Bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 10:57 pm
Well boys it's up 2 u now 2 keep on winning, proud of u.
Anonymous
posted: 10:57 pm
I know i will be insulted for these but eish Krol is very week when it comes to changes,,,,i mean downs were attackin towards the end n he introduced malokase again what for,,,,,am afraid tht this kruel does let this one slip after the players have done so well recently,,,,,

But big ups to the Galaxy of stars @bucs n keep playin hearts out to the desmise of the Haters who will die young thru heart attacks or is it bcos they knw tht they r covered for 50 with tht fake funerals wht wht,,,,

Tsipa feela tse ntsho without fear or favour,,,,,,,,ichuuuuuuuuu





Wa nthugela,,,yes ke etsa ka boomo bcos u steal cables,,,,,
Anonymous
posted: 10:58 pm
mash do my man don't do this 2 yo self jelos wil kill u
Anonymous
posted: 11:00 pm
penalty or no penalty pirates beat sundowns clear n fair some one can remamber pieter ndlovu penalty against pirates he was missed the ball complitely bt ref give downs penalty 2 day pirates won fair n clean i dont care those r jealous they cant comit a suicide now
tokzin1
posted: 11:01 pm
Tzozo, Mash-do hambani niyolala kushubile kusasa. Krol I dont like that Malokase guy so please nehhh angifuni sixabane okay. Once again Halalala to bhakaniya laba abakhala nge penalty they must hang themselves using iTissue.
bondocean
posted: 11:01 pm
Well done to the Bucs. They'll need to keep it for the next months as Chiefs and Ajax still will be breathing down their necks. And one cannot dismiss Sundowns altogether. I think that Sogelela is a player to watch in the Pirates team, still waiting for Jali to stamp his authority but he is playing his part as this team shows its hunger and fighting spirit - the Krol way.
Anonymous
posted: 11:01 pm
Tlou (Gautrain) produced 463 kw 800 nm-same power as Bentley continental supersport and the fastest Sundunusa player produced 38 kw 70 nm same Cherry 0.8 te
eric chikambe
posted: 11:03 pm
de differnce btwn old pirates and de present 1 is: dey no longer play entertaining futball but dey are scoring goals and winning games. to me dey also work 4 each other and can win dem a league. all pirates supporters who were saying bring papic back are notgoing to celebrate if pirates win de league with their boring type of futball? gud luck pirates
Anonymous
posted: 11:03 pm
big up 2 rude krol dat's y u won da coach of da month because u r briliant but stil u r humble unlike cabbiges coach who told sabc dat his team is da best team in da league
tokzin1
posted: 11:04 pm
Chimps aka Jealous FC you can go to hell for all I care. We won and yes it was a penelty so nithini? Khalani ke, zibulaleni ke. Operation 1 game at the time is working. Less Yada Yada more points...
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 pm
Football is about taking chances,its not boxing. Happy People we took our chances,those who complain about penalties dont know football. If a penalty is awarded to u then u can refuse to take it. A player next to the ball will receive a yellow card. How games have pirates lost due to penalties? I sense jealous here
tokzin1
posted: 11:06 pm
Chimps aka Jealous FC you can go to hell for all I care. We won and yes it was a penelty so nithini? Khalani ke, zibulaleni ke. Operation 1 game at the time is working. Less Yada Yada more points...
tokzin1
posted: 11:07 pm
Chimps aka Jealous FC you can go to hell for all I care. We won and yes it was a penelty so nithini? Khalani ke, zibulaleni ke. Operation 1 game at the time is working. Less Yada Yada more points...
Anonymous
posted: 11:09 pm
hard luck masandawana,ian good thing is dat u dropped booth u have proved it that u were there during piono and shoeshine,if u continue like this de league is ours,imagine 60 percent ball posision away 4rom home datz tremendous,the sky is de limit
Amu-nition!!!
posted: 11:10 pm
He he he!!! I c calculators r out, sum farmers have started countin d posible points of deya games in hand usin al d probabilitys dey cud thnk of (IF's & WHEN's) while we hav ful points in d bag. 12 games unbeaten & stil countin...whos nxt???
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