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Orlando Pirates beat Platinum Stars

Posted: 17 April 2011 Time: 17:08

Happy Jele scored the winner as Orlano Pirates regained top spot in the Absa Premiership standings following a 2-1 victory against Platinum Stars.

Isaac Chansa opened the scoring after just seven minutes, but Stars hit back straight away through Sibusiso Msomi.

It was a quick start to the game from both sides and consequently we saw two goals in the opening ten minutes.

Pirates were the first to score in the seventh minute. Chiukepo Msowoya drove down the left flank and made his way onto the edge of the box before he supplied a pin-point pass to find Chansa unmarked only a couple of yards out from goal. All he had to do was side-foot the ball into an empty net and he made no mistake.

However, Stars hit back almost immediately when they found the equaliser three minutes later. Some more good work down the flank, this time by Ayo Oluwafemi, saw him supply a good low cross into the box. Msomi got to the ball ahead of his marker to fire his side level from 12-yards out.

At the start of the second half Pirates did manage to find their second and it came in the shape of a wonder goal. Jele let loose with a pile-driver from 25-yards out that found the top left-hand corner of the net.

After that Stars tried desperately to hit back and applied pressure on Bucs’ goal, mounting attack after attack.

Bradley Grobler came close to scoring in the 66th minute for the home team when he fired a powerful shot from the edge of the area, but the Pirates keeper was up to the challenge.

Substitute Ntumba should really have leveled matters in the 76th minute when he met a cross from the left, but he directed his header wide of the target from only a couple of yards out.

In the end Pirates’ defence held firm and they picked up all three points which sees the Buccaneers back to the top of the Absa Premiership.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 07:20 pm
shaaaaaaaaaapppaaaaa bhakaniya shapa. Wel done boyz
Anonymous
posted: 07:22 pm
@TOAD. I fully agree with you. Jika majika will do us that favour. Trying to score many goals we'll back fire. Remember what happened when we were playing celtics? Lets just try to win. We'll entertain and score 100 next season.
Anonymous
posted: 07:51 pm
Mzo & Toad you are on the money about Chiefs doing us favours but I hate it when they win even where their loss costs us the league
Anonymous
posted: 07:57 pm
To Cantona, for as long as I have to chew my nails everytime we play, krol must fcuk off and leave
Anonymous
posted: 08:00 pm
all psl panties: you really like attention for de wrong reasons. You should be ashamed of yourself wena mampara.
Anonymous
posted: 08:01 pm
for those who dont know! Chiefs has released a new single album titled pirates will never win da leage, deir old album called cum 26 feb sold 1000000 copies. Hapy people until we die, cum tuesday chips will be on position 4. Well done bucs!
GAME OVA
posted: 08:19 pm
Yizo bhakajuju, and now 3 games to go. Even though it was not beautiful, I am happy we got the 3 points.
Anonymous
posted: 08:22 pm
Up there is where we belong.
Anonymous
posted: 08:25 pm
nice 1 bucs 4 lyf hahaha,happy ppl agen
GPBW IS BACK
posted: 08:35 pm
BACK 2 WHERE WE BELONG nd unfortuntly Kaiser Chicks nt where they belong. THEY BELONG TO POSITION NO 9.
Ths is hw the table is gonna look lyk at de end of the season
1. Orlando Pirates
2.Ajax Cape Town
3.Mamelodi Sundowns
4.Unknown Team Of Suckers
5.Blomfontein Celtics
6.Santos
7.Free State Stars
8.Supersport United
10.Golden Arrows
11.Platinum sTARS
12.Amazulu
13.Vasco Da Gama
14.Matrizburg United
15.Moroka Swallows
16.OBVIAS
T\'blah
posted: 08:42 pm
menya sum more haters! Le tla gobala!
Anonymous
posted: 08:53 pm
Did y guys know. Khozaa's son impregeneted Bob stick daughetr, sory chieps for double trouble. U close here it open somewhere. Shame in u u thoguh platinyama will stop us.foilrget it.
Anonymous
posted: 09:03 pm
Pls Choach, I think Msowoya was better than Sekgolela. He tightly marked. U should have teken him off in the first half- Mashego was worse. Introduce manyambela earlier not with second to go. We need more goals.
victor zibah
posted: 09:22 pm
UP D BUCS! GOOD GAME YEAH BUT THE FRONT LINE IS BLUNT AT THE MOMENT MR KROL! midfielders and defenders doing the job...OK BUT NOT TOO GOOD BECAUSE SOMEDAY THEY MAY NOT COME TO THE PARTY OF GOAL SCORING SO WHAT WOULD BUCS BE LEFT WITH"? WE NEED MORE GOALS mr krol!!!!!!WHERE IS EZENWA OTOROGU?? A CHANSA AND OTOROGU FRONTLINE IS WHAT PIRATES NEED NOW TO GET IT FOR SURE...AJAX IS BREATHING DOWN THE BUCS NECK REAL BAD AND ONE GOAL IS NOT ENOUGH! TLOU,MABALANE,CHANSA AND OTOROGU ATTACK IS BEST OPTION FOR NOW ELSE ...... I REST MY CASE.... UP BUCCANEERS!
Anonymous
posted: 10:14 pm
guyz keep it up bcouz w need
Anonymous
posted: 12:06 am
@victor msowoya did well. He was the one who gave chansa the ball to score.
Anonymous
posted: 05:34 am
Come 21 may bucs wil b crown psl champions but im not happy with ruben cloete he is costing us if u can check most of the conceded by pirates comes 4rom the left back, bucs must replace him with andile gcaba 4rom ffs stars
Anonymous
posted: 07:51 am

YENINA!! YENINA!! aniyekeleni iPirates and Kroll.

firstly, we played a team that is trying to avoid religation, we all its know how difficult is to play these teams at this time, they are desperate.

Secondly, we played our former coach who is familiar with our way of culture, thinking and style.

thirdly, we where under pressure of going back to the top where we belong.

Lastly Mashigo's heart is no longer at Bucs, Kroll need to bring back The Animal Otos Otorogu Batista or give Ndulula exposure.

As they talk, we win and win and win and win and win
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 08:27 am
Great win 4 Bucs,i also agree dat Mashego is nt wat we need right now.Like King said,bring back Otorogu especialy against Santos n SSU we need him.
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 am
BUCS fans please and please guys, the team is pyschologically and physically prepared to win both the Nedbank and The Psl Championship.

The only thing that is required from all of us, is to paint THE ENTIRE SA, black, Red and White.

we have done this before, during the MTN8 and The TKO. Lets play our part, the boys have done enough and the coach has been heavily criticised of which in a process we all learnt a valueble lesson.

OPERATION " Pirates's jersey everyday" BEGINS TODAY.

this operation also involved Kaizer Chiefs fans, because they also have our beautiful jersey

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