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Orlando Pirates beat Maritzburg United

Posted: 2 March 2011 Time: 22:01

Orlando Pirates beat Maritzburg United 3-1 thanks to two goals late in the game on Wednesday night.

In a well engineered victory, Pirates played with passion, confidently controlled the game and ran of the well deserved winners.

It was Ndumiso Mabena who opened the scoring for Pirates in the 36th minute, before Tlou Segolela and Isaac Chansa scored the second and third goals late in the second half.

Maritzburg United got their goal from Rudolph Bester in the 49th minute.

Playing better and more effective soccer than their opposition, Pirates took the offensive from the first whistle. They were on top throughout the match.

Maritzburg United’s keeper Shu-Aib Walters pulled off a class save from Katlego Mashego’s free-kick in the 12th minute, and in the 14th minute Ndumiso Mabena was close with a screamer that flew over the bar.

Ultimately, Pirates’ efforts were rewarded when Ndumiso Mabeba connected with Katlego Mashego’s corner kick in the 36th minute beating keeper Shu-Aib Walters.

The first half ended 1-0 to Pirates and their faithful were getting anxious at the prospect of not scoring enough goals.

After combining with Gert Schalkwyk, Sibisi laid the ball to Rudolph Bester who easily beat Senzo Meyiwa with a tap in to put his side on level terms in the 49th minute.

Tlou Segolela put the stadium into frenzy with a goal in the 87th minute before setting up Issac Chansa in the 91st minute to put the game beyond Maritzburg United’s reach, Pirates winning 3-1.

Pirates are now three point clear of second placed Ajax Cape Town at the top of the log.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:00 pm
I'm awaiting to hear another excuse from Makhosikasi abo All PSL ... & crew. If you can't beat them join them.simple theory & philosophy!
posted: 11:00 pm
Where are they now! Talk! Talk! Keep on talking! While we are collecting points!
kAIDS cHIV's fans you better join that Funeral plan, because your hearts will stop soon!
Shappa Bhakajuju Shappa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 11:02 pm
m also watching wat a goal by mabena,ithink we mst stop booing our players because it puts them underpressure we sud gv them a chance even if they don't perfome wel look wat mabhena has done after suporters we booing hm.HAPY PPL TIL WE DIE
posted: 11:02 pm
shappa bhakabhaka shappa!...dey wil keep on sayin we holdin an umbrella for others until we clinch de title....siyabamuhluza!
posted: 11:04 pm
It is not over at Bucs till final whistle. We're knocking to heaven's door! Good work philosopher krol! Shapa segolela shapa!! Up the Bucs!
posted: 11:05 pm
All you cabage farmers go home and tell your uncles you've just witnessed 2010/11 Absa Premiership Champions elect do what they do best. . .!!! It ain't over till we say it's over!!!
The Ghost
posted: 11:18 pm
Where are those big talkers who win games on forums mara ... please don't hide we really want to rub this victory (one at a time and the real one) in your faces.
posted: 11:27 pm
Ha ha I'm waiting to hear Mr VV Ok!
What do you think of Pirates dominance especially with their Operation one game at a time?
Mr Ok; Its ok we will try to beat them & loose to small teams & hope we will be on top of the league.
But are you aware that you played your last league game with them on the 26 th Feb 2011 & they allowed you to have taste of being on top for 92 mints & then took it away from you when you least expected?
Mr VV Ok; its ok they are so good I just envy everything about their team,from management to the players & supporters!
What are your plans since its too late for your fake team to win the league?
Mr VV Ok; look we will still win the league & the Nedbank because for us winning the league is finishing second best & that means we,Ajax & Sundowns are fighting for # 2 & its ok we have learn our lesson will never think of catching Bucs because they have depth= quality + stars & we don't have that.what do you expect from us,nothing other than getting the loan from the bank to bribe referees which I heard we no longer are financially credible to get them.
Its OK we hope we should never meet Pirates in the Nedbank as they are so cruel!
posted: 11:30 pm
Andile Jali & Manyisa are the national assets. Their combination reminds me of Xavi & Inesta at Barcelona. Really Krol has build a formidable team. I missed Otorugu & Msowoya but krol knows why as he watched them every day at training. Mabena has improved significantly & what a beautiful goal! 110% behind krol! Once & always till we die, up the bucs!
posted: 11:39 pm
Ho jewa batho Bhakajuju...
Others can't help bt be jealous...
posted: 11:54 pm
haai Pirates ya chesa - who can stop us mara - big up boys - ayobaness
posted: 12:34 am
We hav 'Leonel Messi' Tlou Segolela. Ijo what a goal! He was denied a clear cut penalty after a brilliant run. He also created 4 chansa's goal. Andile Jali= Inesta & Manyisa= Xavi. We scored 7 goals in the dieying minutes & hav 15 games unbeaten run. Iyo..iyo..Krol we go wid u all the way! Up the Bucs!
posted: 12:57 am
The Buccaneers are roaring now,,,nothing will stop them from winning the ABSA premiership.

UP THE BUCS!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 01:00 am
2 supportz of game in hand fc,wat u gonna say nw?
posted: 01:37 am
this season iPirates iyayintshontsh'imali
posted: 01:37 am
D site is nyc nd quiet since Bucs won sum people must hav lost their cellfones or ran out of matter, I don't blame u coz u were bankin on PMB united 2 do what u failed 2 do, they wudnt hav done it as long as they r still wearing dat cheap no name kit, as 4 chiefs sumthing is really wrong there wheels r slowly cumin off no wonder V V said sum players r becomin bigheaded was h refering 2 musona? Poor guy tym will tell. Position 4 is not an embarasment 2 u coz u r lackin depth nd not convincin at all u can't even put 1 against Vasco yet u say u r challengin 4 d league title, as 4 ajax u r doing fyn but too young 2 lift d trophy its very heavy d league is not 4 kids , 4 sundowns d less said about them d beta they don't play as a team u can tell dat even d technical team is at loggerheads once Motsepe gets rid of d player power then things wud b fyn, verdict: no cup dis season try 2012.
posted: 03:44 am
Cngrats bucks were are proud of our team's perfomance.
posted: 05:05 am
I wonder what the haters are going to say. But because they are never short for words...they will support Celtic...Celtic will be Iwisa Kaizarbell Celtic...
posted: 05:33 am
congrats bucs,keep on walking.
posted: 05:34 am
Up the bhakaniya u knw that pirate win when they play a draw to chips bt nayo i chips it luk lyk a lost that they get 4rm vasco da pirite
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