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Orlando Pirates thump SuperSport United

Posted: 6 November 2010 Time: 22:18

Orlando Pirates maintained their unbeaten record in Cup competitions by beating hosts SuperSport United 3-0 in a Telkom Knockout Cup quarter-final match played at the Loftus Stadium on Saturday evening.

Lucky Lekgwathi put the Sea Robbers in the lead in the first half with Rooi Mahamutsa and Chiukepo Msowoya putting their team further ahead with second half goals.

Usually, SuperSport is renowned for stinging teams with their abilities at set-pieces. But they were given some of their own medicine when Lekgwathi and Mahamuta struck during corner kicks.

In the build-up to this match, much was made of Pirates Daine Klate’s first run against his former paymasters.

As fate would have, Klate was thrust into the spotlight as early as the sixth minute when he was required to take the penalty awarded to the team from Soweto, when Pirates’ 19-year-old right wingback, Keeno Shellar, was adjudged to have handled Klate’s attempted strike on goal.

But the Pirates left sided midfielder was unable to fire the spot kick beyond Wayne Brown in the United goals, the keeper used his feet to repel Klate’s penalty attempt.

However, Klate didn’t have to wait too long before he could redeem himself. In the ninth minute captain Lekgwathi rose majestically to head home Klate’s well taken corner kick.

The game flowed from end to end as both teams looked to attack at every opportunity. The Tshwane side’s first serious attempt came when striker Lemessa Fikru headed Morgan Gould’s long throw just over the Pirates crossbar.

The home-side came close to levelling matters just after the half-hour mark when Jabu Maluleke let rip with a firm volley at the Pirates goals, in trying to avert the danger, defender Rooi Mahamutsa deflected Maluleke’s attempt onto the Pirates crossbar.

Pirates’ keeper Moeneeb Josephs was at full stretch just before the interval when he was required to palm away Dipsy Selolwane’s low drive, two minutes before the break.

Gavin Hunt’s side fell further behind when an unmarked Mahamutsa scored with a free header from Dikang Mablane’s corner in the 58th minute.

Msowoya applied the killer blow when he started and finished a move to give Pirates a commanding three goal lead. After receiving a defensive punt, the striker combined with Klate before finishing with aplomb in the 64th minute.

By that time SuperSport were a well beaten lot and were not able to pose any further threats on the Pirates goals in the remaining minutes.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:19 am
Take us there this season, the Bucs
posted: 05:53 am
i mean honestly...wer r these pistol suppoters coming from? I mean they r a lot of pie city bloggers we dont know here! Bugs diva. Sabelo,edmund, abantu, gubuluzing etc! Hehehehe wen this team loses they will dissapear!........every pistol suppoter is talking about the 13th like it is a cup final....we take one game at a time rite now we r concetrating on our game against santos on da 10th and then we will start thinking about pistols after that!!!!........men lie woman lie numbers dont!!!!.....all we do is win!!!!
posted: 06:12 am
hapi ppl,guys yu make us proud i cn't blv thz skath esingaka nw its our tym.
posted: 06:21 am
Whats so special abt being unbeaten anyway,they knw its goin 2 end this cuming wikend,Bucs is the bigest team in southern africa nd we goin 2 thump al smal teamz lyk Chimpz nd Supaspotz,ths tym operation Vat aliez is going 2 Orland,i bet ths season we goin 2 b seeing more of Nkosana Khoza cuming 2 the field 2 collect hs fatherz belongings jst after the final whistle of the final,I LOVE PIRATES MORE THAN MY GIRLFRIEND
posted: 06:47 am
A big team can't go 4 10years without a major trophy.
They demand 2b a big team, even the poor circus is better than this moemish.
posted: 06:50 am
Let's hope they won't disappear again.
posted: 07:11 am
I'm happy for the bucs. I was happy when we missed the penalty. I dont want people to think that we are winning with penalties. I'm however not happy at the way we score goals. I need to see more goals being scored during open play not set piece or dead ball situation. Happy days are back again. Up the bucs!
posted: 07:31 am
Chiefs did well 2 0 against the stars is nt bad i am happy for my boys
posted: 07:31 am
I knew our win will hurt stupid cabbage supporters more than ssu, but who cares? They can go hang with a wet toiletpapers.
posted: 07:32 am
HARARE UNITED REACH THIS STAGE H.A.T.E.R.S_Having anger towards everyone reaching success,they support every team that play againist mighty Buccaneer.Pirates is here to stay.Wena all psl tropika becareful with what u said about Teko Modise.Dnt come with u tendency of insulting other people here.Here u behave or else u jumb,ths isnt insult room okay.Go an do it somewhere,you basterd.U r wasted sperm dat is why you're abnormal..
posted: 07:56 am
pirates 2 chiefs 0 full stop
posted: 08:09 am
they dont get it bucs will just demolish u
posted: 08:09 am
We r nw used in breaking unbeaten records,so hu s next,cabbage boyz on da 13th,so buy more cabbages guyz
Swona Champ!
posted: 08:45 am
happy days are here again!
Swona Champ!
posted: 08:46 am
Amazulu, might fire the coach, though this Manxoba dude is so full of it, he does not want to see OPfc
posted: 08:50 am
chibukus are really on the rampage..MIGHTY AMAKHOSI are the only team that can stop this madness(if we can only polish some few things and get all our cylinders firing in all department), or maybe the way we played against FS we were just eluding the chibukus to think that we're dead, but come the 13 we donnor them strong...what a smart move!
posted: 08:51 am
Congrats Bucs. Looks, like the balance is getting there gradualy. I wonder how far is L. Twala from recovery?
posted: 08:51 am
Shapa bucs shapa...two 3-0's in a row hu's nxt? Am sure fans 4 amakhosikaz 4 death knw da score nw 4 dat game
posted: 08:52 am
chiukepo msowoya doin us gud*
posted: 08:55 am
Ayoba pirates, im proud of my club winning dat game against league champions. What im sayn at the moment is i want kaizer fish in the final to see who's the real boss.
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