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Posted: 21 November 2010 Time: 17:05

Orlando Pirates beat Maritzburg United 3-0 at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday afternoon to make it through to the Telkom Knockout Final.

Pirates' goals came from Dikgang Mabalane, Ezenwa Otorogu and an own-goal from Mor Diouf.

Ernst Middendorp and substitute Felix Obada were both sent off, Obada for an elbow to Clifford Ngobeni's chin.

Despite the scoreline, Maritzburg were unlucky as they played well, although credit to Pirates for taking their chances and putting the goals away well.

Maritzburg started superbly – neat touches, clever passing and confidence going forward evidence of a team unbeaten in six games.

The first shot on goal came from Diyo Sibisi, but his third minute effort was struck straight at Moeneeb Josephs.

Bucs looked somewhat rattled at the back and after John Arwuah tested Josephs with a well-executed 10th minute snap shot, the same player was unlucky to see his shot deflected wide of goal six minutes later.

Pirates took the lead against the run of play, Mabalane sweeping home at the back post after Daine Klate had flicked on a cross from Otorogu.

The goal knocked the wind out of Maritzburg’s sails and from that point onwards Pirates were very much back in the contest.

Andile Jali could have made it 2-0 after 30 minutes when the ball fell kindly to him on the edge of the box, but his shot was dismal.

Bevan Fransch provided a moment of hope, but fired over the bar, while Musa Nyatama’s great skill and positive run set up a chance for Sibisi, but he also couldn’t test Josephs.

Pirates then doubled their lead in the 43rd minute, Ortorogu taking advantage of some slack marking to head home Mabalane’s pin-point cross.

Middendorp was asked to leave the field shortly before the end of the first half, after being extremely vocal in his protestations against referee Daniel Bennett's decisions.

Rooi Mahamutsa went close with a shot from the edge of the area three minutes after the break, but United then took the fight to Pirates, earning a succession of free kicks within 30-yards of goal.

Diouf was unlucky not to score with one of these, with 54th minute thunderbolt clearing the bar by the smallest of margins.

But following that early burst, United found it increasingly to break down or create openings against the Buccaneers defence.

Patrick Malokase could have got his name on the score-sheet in the 81st minute, but reacted too slowly to Mabalane’s miss-hit shot.

United were then reduced to 10 men when Obada was sent off after his trailing arm caught Ngobeni in the face.

And with two minutes to go a forgettable afternoon was completed for the Pietermaritzburg side when Diouf deflected a cross into his own goal.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:03 am
Pirates won by 3 goals, no goalkepper fumbling: nice with lots of entertainment...sad they beat chips ne maritzburg....
Pirates is not 1 skipper team or Gayser Chiefs aka Family Business FC
posted: 09:25 am
I am not worried. We are going to beat Chips and win the cup or Krol will be history if he doesn't come up with good tactics (plan B). One of the two will happen.
Balouwe
posted: 09:45 am
He banna bolo e monate.Derby tse ngata ha kana banna.Ke rata haholo ha e mong ke nako ya revenge. Revenge kae. If one of this teams will go to this game with that in mind.
Then what we see between Pirates vs Maritzburg is going to be worse. Three red cards because of tension from both camps. Mark my words.

Maritzburg loose because they play soccer on the other side. and they became referee on the other side. Yes Daniel Bennett did make some mistake. Like why didn't he give Ottorongo yellow card like Leintjies. They did the same thing for God sake. Don't get me wrong Leintjies deserve it, he dive.The same with Ottorongo. The red cards Mr ref i give u 100%.
Bucs Shady
posted: 10:14 am
Chiefs fooled us once... shame on them... but if they can fool us twice... then shame on us... Viva Cloete viva
Bucs Shady
posted: 10:17 am
Chimps managed 1 shot at target in the second 45 minutes... how pathetic is that? I still can't believe we lost 3 - 1 to those lame monkeys
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:22 am
Krol is such a useless coach, a spectetor. If we are winning in a game he does not make changes even though we are not playing well. I mean the fans had to force him to make changes. He simple cant read the game. But anyway we won with a good scoreline. I am not afraid of Abo Jazabel. Kaizer chimps are very weak. All that we need is to have a combination of players that can shift to different systems on the day and confuse abo Jazabel. Chansa, Teko and Mashego must play the final. If Krol fail to beat these Kaizer Cabbagges he must be fired, phela we are very lucky to face such a weak team in the final. with the players we have, this season we are sweeping clean, taking all the teams to the cleaners. Operation take them all, one at the time. Ziwa Mo, TKO is in the bag. They said we win one cup after 10yrs, we are about to prove them wrong, one cup every few months. BoJazabe have done won their cup for the season, that is Telkom Charity cup, One cup per season team.
KidKudu7
posted: 10:23 am
Where's Teko Modise wena Ruud Krol?? We need the King Navigator now!!!!
KidKudu7
posted: 10:26 am
I just cant wait for the 04th December to see the Mighty Bucs against the Chimps.
Bucs Shady
posted: 10:32 am
Pirates will win because they have many goal scoreres... Chiefs depend on one person for goals...
mthombenipaisley@yahoo.com
posted: 03:51 pm
an early chistmas 4 pirates jst like Indians were celebrating theirs for the past three weeks.we did once 4 8mil will also take telkom.chiefs is a small team jst lyk Maritz'burg n vasco da gama. the team is shivering as i blink my eye. motaung family will be traumatised in a small funeral.fans will abondon them n join our celebration becouse they are party animals.
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