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Posted: 30 April 2011 Time: 22:16

Orlando Pirates' Premiership title hopes were dealt a massive blow on Saturday evening when they went down 1-0 at the hands of SuperSport United at the Orlando Stadium.

Morgan Gould scored the only goal of the game just before the half hour mark, handing the Buccaneers a defeat which leaves them three points adrift of leaders Ajax Cape Town with two rounds of the League season left to play.

The first 28 minutes saw little in the way of scoring chances, with the defences very much on top. However, almost out of nowhere, SuperSport broke the deadlock when Morgan Gould got up highest in the penalty area to head home from a free kick.

Pirates' defenders were at fault for not marking the United dangerman close enough in the set piece situation, though third-choice goalkeeper Jacob Mokhasi should have made a better effort at saving the downward header.

The Buccaneers dominated the rest of the first half but rarely threatened. Rooi Mamahutsa got his head on a corner kick in the 37th minute but his effort travelled high over the bar.

Tlou Segolela also forced Rowen Fernandez into a fumble with a long range shot just before the break, but the United defence reacted quickest to the loose ball to ensure the half ended with their team one goal to the good.

Pirates' frustrations continued in the second half. They dominated possession but SuperSport's defence, marshalled superbly by Man of the Match Gould, proved too stubborn an obstacle for the Soweto giants.

Not that Ruud Krol's side didn't create chances. Substitute Mark Mayambela had two good opportunities – one on his stronger left foot and one a header – but he was unable to direct the ball on target from either chance.

But the real crucial moment arrived in the 66th minute. A free kick thumped hopefully into the SuperSport box fell kindly for Happy Jele, but the defender was unable to continue his impressive scoring form, as Fernandez made a superb point-blank save.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:35 pm
Pirates did not look like league material
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 pm
So supersport eased their relegation woes with an emphatic win ...hehehehehehe where are the bucs fans
Fela
posted: 10:36 pm
Ok my calculator is out, KC to beat or draw with Sundowns and then beat Ajax. Who says PIRATES wont win the league? unless Chifs dont want the league either.

PIRATES will still win the league, Chiefs and Sundowns will eliminate each other tomorrow and then Chiefs will beat Ajax in Polokwane. We played well Mabhakaneer we had chances we did not take them whenit mattered the most. This one will go the wire...
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
Bolaya dimpya SS bolaya.
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
Even SSU as average as they are, they managed to beat the so called galaxy of stars.
There won’t be any draw you chibukus, either Microsoft fc or my team will take it cum 2mrw.
You talk too much you porraidge eaters. Nywere Nywere Nywere we are going to win the league.
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
After have been on top of the log for the second half of the season only to lose last minute very sad for bucs no championship this season try next season just hope for a draw tomor because a win for any team it will complicate things for bucs, if Chiefs loses tomor their dream for championship is over so they will make the championship goes to Ajax not their rivals pirates, if Ajax wins it there will be less pressure from fans
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
Another soweto so called giant will fall tomorrow and will go on to prove dat Pretoria soccer rules. Some will pick the ball inside de net 3 times tomorrow.
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
What a poorgem frm e oldbones,that team at e moment lacks depth n visionery players
Anonymous
posted: 10:39 pm
Ruud you depend on lucky look you dont trust ure own abiility let alone ur players it was never in ur hands thanx u wont be us season even if u win Nedbank Goodbye
Anonymous
posted: 10:39 pm
DOOOOOOOOM! DOOOOOOOOOM! Doesn’t win the league.
Did you see the two cows colliding??
Mahamutsa cow and Jali the midget cow.
Kill these useless donkeys.
Anonymous
posted: 10:40 pm
S O R R Y .....
Anonymous
posted: 10:40 pm
kwasuka lokho banjena ke siyabazi they win da league early come da end they cry lyk babies league is like a race idiots!!! bhebh* supersport bhebh*
Anonymous
posted: 10:41 pm
Haahahahaahahahaahaahaha...what result.Oh waht a result.Thanx God for making sure that the most hated team in Mzansi lost.
Anonymous
posted: 10:41 pm
Someone's season will be over as from tomorrow. Nt even chairman's line up will help salad fc beat Sundowns.
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
Hahahahahahahaha....can I hear a fool shout TREBLE !
Anonymous
posted: 10:44 pm
Ruud you depend on lucky look you dont trust ure own abiility let alone ur players it was never in ur hands thanx u wont be with us next season even if u win Nedbank Goodbye
Anonymous
posted: 10:44 pm
Hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa.......................what a result....hahahahaha
Anonymous
posted: 10:44 pm
lets not give up on da bucs theyre still da best team ne
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
Wel done ssu, moro its downs turn to finish what u started wit chips. Tshwane 1-0 Joburg...
Anonymous
posted: 10:46 pm
Where is Ma-Swonisa guys?
One game at the time 100% behind Kraal. One game at a time, 100% behind SCROLL.
They will be on top of the table again next season, it’s their culture any way.
Where Swona aka Mashonisa/Ma-Swonisa??

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