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Maritzburg United beat Orlando Pirates 2-1

Posted: 24 August 2011 Time: 21:45

Maritzburg United pulled off a major upset on Wednesday night in beating Orlando Pirates 2-1 at Harry Gwala Stadium, but not without controversy.

Benni McCarthy’s opening goal was cancelled out by two second half goals by Diyo Sibisi and Mor Diouf – this after Bafana Bafana’s leading marksman ever was controversially shown a second yellow on the stroke of halftime for supposedly connecting a defender with his elbow, although replays show he was clearly just jumping for the ball.

It was Maritzburg goalkeeper Shuaib Walters who made the first real save of the game, when he saved a shot by Tlou Segolela following Thulasizwe Mbuyane’s cross.

But the goalie could do nothing about McCarthy’s opener – the striker making a clever and late run to get in front of Walters to stab home Mbuyane’s short corner.

Walters made a few good saves to keep the score down to just one and was definitely the busier of the two goalkeepers on the night.

But it was Maritzburg who turned possession into goals. The slightly overshadowed Pirates in the possession stakes - which would have been aided by the dismissal of McCarthy - and made it count in front of goal when they had their chances.

On 49 minutes they equalized through Sibisi – albeit fortuitously. Pirates failed to clear a corner, and Lucky Lekgwathi was the unlucky defender to kick the ball into the Maritzburg striker and see it rebound into the back of the goal.

The home side predictably had most of the play in the second half and eventually found the winner their dominance deserved – Diouf rising highest to head Peter Petersen’s free-kick past Moeneeb Josephs.

Substitute Bongani Ndulula almost got the equalizer late on, but Petersen produced a timely intervention to keep their goal intact – and secure the three points.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:27 pm
Im a Khosi supporter,but the referee was too harsh in issuing benni the second yellow card. This leaves mch to be desired wt the middle men in mzansi.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 10:28 pm
Hooooooooooooooo.....Chibuku fans wait. Benni got himself an unnecessary yellow card by handling the ball. And he got a second yellow for sticking out an elbow. That was a bookable offence and the ref was right to give McCanteen a yellow. Now please shut your dirty mouths and cry yourself to bed. You lost fair and square !

well done MU !!
The Ghost
posted: 10:28 pm
@ tzozzo, like i said jou ma se gaat we did not lose to chiefs and thina we take it like men and you who sleeps with your mother wa sfebe are the first to give us joy each time we win. mao seeta towe
Anonymous
posted: 10:28 pm
Fuck our captain legkwathi
Fuck thwala &
Fuck mayambela
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
lucky win's time is over,cows wil b cows.mr editor, is 10 man pirates not a team?it is not because of the red card y they lost...
Ez'kamagebhula*
posted: 10:30 pm
I really dont see Pirates defending this leauge with so much complecency shown by a captain sies man Lekgathi, from sunday you've been casual & seem confused when being attacked. Leal I think its time you rest Lekgwathi!!!

The Ghost
posted: 10:30 pm
Yeah chiefs won the game but not the league in your pea sized brain that amounts to the same thing. Just be sure you are here jou ma se moer tzozzo when you lose to Ajax Cape Town ... just make sure your bitch ass shows it's ugly face.
G. virus
posted: 10:30 pm
don't forget to look at the LOG
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
Itz better lose eairly than late,bt as 4 coach (idnt blame him) hw can he even not select playerz like Doutie & Bester.bt no matter what SUNCLWNS WONT BEAT CHAMPZ ON SUNDAY I SWEAR!! Up the Champz
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 10:32 pm
abijan95 : 2011-08-24 22:23 [ Report ]


Zebraz has won da lig 2day congradulations Makhosi
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Chiefs have not won the lig moron. We WON against Wits and Chibuku LOST. Your stupid attempt at sarcasm won't change anything.
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
Bo Matholwane are hapi the Champions Slipped,don't forget to collect points n blame other people when the league goes the opposite way in May.
Ndoda Emnyama
posted: 10:33 pm
Its nice everyone is back to comment since we lost, talking about true supporters of Chiefs who only emerge when Bucs lost.

To Bucs fratenity we have to take every game seriously since all psl are 3points, really there was no energy and effort in today's game. To all Team that won today congra and remember league is a marathon consistancy is vital.

Up the Bucs till Mbuyane Stops upsetting Sundowns and Chiefs get a star on their Shirt.
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
As much I hate to see Pirates winning but it must be said, the ref made a lot of dubious decision. As for the fool who threw a bottle into the field, forcing the ref to order free kick retake of which MU had wasted.
The Ghost
posted: 10:37 pm
Ja Indeed chiefs won the league and the treble today ... congratulations man! Look at the celebrationswell done zebras
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
Leal pls drop manyambela we r tied nw. Y dont u giv rudolf bester a chance dat guy can score n attach. Secondly abt ref decision i think he ws 2 harsh on dat one. D foul committed ws 2 soft. Bt anyway gud luck 4 d nxt game mabhakaniya we r behind u. Hope we cn beat sundowns n play ajax in d final.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 10:40 pm
fu*ck thiz referees r against Pirates,i dnt mind luzin bt u cn c dat it was planned 4 us,disallowed goal n now a red card from nowhere.They can only beat us wit while we r short.
Anonymous
posted: 10:40 pm
The fat man jumps & handles the ball & it is ok, then he jumps again with his elbows wode, then the reff robs pierates: Sour grapes dnt u thnk?

Chiefs win & poerates didn't desrve to lose. My foot, all those rats fans who says poerats are the best all round, they mst look @their left back & tell me tht nonsense, The Chief has spoken

Rise khosi Rise.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 10:41 pm
Now its Bucs vs referees since we cant seem 2 luz
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
Voetsek to all the psl referees.
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
swi endli kahle it ws ma wish
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