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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: 10:48 pm
oh thx mr. ref 4 wat u done just come 2 loftus n ur pay 4rm B Motaung but is only R16000 4 now my boy
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 pm
Hahahhahahahaaaaaa....now Chibuku fabs are in an awkward position. Here are people who hve been all along wishing the biggest team in Africa to lose every game. Now that their shit has hit the fan they r praying dat we beat Ajax for dem. Voetsek dimpya.if we don't beat Sunkaka tomorrow we will let Ajax take the lig. Deal with it.
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 pm
Stop it all psl trophies u r killing me tl,tl,tl,tl,
Polipoli (The Pie-rats fan)
posted: 10:50 pm
1. Ajax CT 28 59
2. Pirates 28 56
3. Chiefs 27 53
4. S'downs 26 51
Polipoli (The Pie-rats fan)
posted: 10:54 pm
"Foppe owes me a glass of red wine"
Anonymous
posted: 10:56 pm
Bucs can win the league but not when Krol is the coach!why Mabena & Mashego?this coach is stubborn!
Anonymous
posted: 10:58 pm
'TREBBLE TALK IS PREMATURE' rudi krolls!..
Anonymous
posted: 11:00 pm
The last tym I felt lyk dis was after the Dec 04 massacre.
Brad
posted: 11:01 pm
Its almost confirmed Ajax will lift the trophy end of the season. Pirates played like a team with no vision.
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
ke swabile nko o feta molomo ka malokwene ka mr. ref
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
Can I plz hear a fool scream TREBLE !
Anonymous
posted: 11:07 pm
say it again Tzozo.
Anonymous
posted: 11:07 pm
we accept the loss but we fail to do ourself a favour n now we are relying on makhosikazi to do us a favour,
Anonymous
posted: 11:08 pm
Where is Mriyo the Octopus??
Wena TotalFooooball, you must be the last person to come here and criticize Karolo because you have been making a lot of unbearable noise praising karolo and his galaxy of cows.
You will be on top of the table next season.

Anonymous
posted: 11:11 pm
All dat I'm waiting for is 4 Aces to whip Chibuku's asses on 13 May to confirm this teamK status as a 1-cup-in 10 years team.
Anonymous
posted: 11:13 pm
Can I hear a noise about Baroka....Khosi family is over that now but this damage is going to heart the rats for many years to come,,,,Mark my words
Anonymous
posted: 11:13 pm
We are going to sell the game to both Ajax and Microsoft fc.
So deal with that pain Chibukus.hahahahahahahaha
You will win treble in your mother’s bed.
We are going to sell these two games, it’s a fact.hehehehehehehe.
Bannnna! Homonate hle.
Anonymous
posted: 11:13 pm
our team disapoint us 2nite, other teams manage to score 5,4,3,4 goals but our players fails to do so. I think mr khosa must get rid of all da strikers n coach, they are useless, we always win by 1 goal margin. Anyway hard luck mabacaneers and lets not loose hope.
Anonymous
posted: 11:16 pm
ishukela iyakhuphuka excessively to other people,someone gonna collapse as Mbuyane did.let them collapse.he!he!Treble this Treble that kuphi khona.is Ajax or Sundowns case close.where is that moron called Baroka?i promised him that he is guaranteed a loose against supersport.i like it when its so quite like this.noise is becoming low,lower and lowest around where human beings are living.the so called tswi tswi noise from rats is deaccelerating.wow wow wow.i'm feeling good.watch out MAMELODI AJAX its here feel it.
Anonymous
posted: 11:17 pm
Ha ha ha ha! Matsatsantsa a Petori
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