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Orlando Pirates comeback for a 1-1 draw with Moroka Swallows

Posted: 2 November 2011 Time: 21:34

Moroka Swallows were seconds away from a Soweto Derby win over Orlando Pirates, but a late Happy Jele goal meant the match ended a 1-1 draw.

Swallows could have moved to second on the log had they held onto their 1-0 lead – handed to them thanks to a simply brilliant goal from David Mathebula in the first half – but they paid for trying to hold onto their lead, when they enjoyed long periods of dominance in the match.

After a quiet opening quarter hour in which both teams struggled to find their rhythm, Pirates suddenly created an opening to put striker Bongani Ndulula one-on-one with Greg Etafia but the goalkeeper made an excellent save with his feet.

Pirates looked solid in defence but on 21 minutes they were forced into an unscheduled change when left-back Ruben Cloete was withdrawn due to injury.

Youngster Sibusiso Mxoyana came on and looked a bundle of nerves, which saw Bucs’ defensive stability severely compromised.

On the half hour mark Swallows took advantage, with midfielder Mathebula scoring a contender for goal of the season – a long rang screamer that gave Moeneeb Josephs absolutely no chance of a save.

Swallows looked the likelier scorers in what remained of the first half but they were unable to add to their advantage, leaving the game 1-0 in their favour at the interval.

In the second half Swallows withdrew into a more defensive mode as they looked to hit Pirates on the counter.

The hosts began to throw more and more men forward in an effort to get back on level terms.

Yet Bucs did create some good openings, particularly with just 10 minutes to play when a great low cross from Tlou Segolela handed substitute Tukelo Rantie a chance he could not miss ... yet somehow he did.

Fortunately for the youngster his miss didn’t prove too costly, as Jele headed from close range in the dying seconds from a scuffed cross-shot by Segolela.

It was harsh on The Birds, who arguably deserved all three points for their controlled performance.

Article by: KICK OFF

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:14 pm
They were making noise last night about chiefs for drawing with a team that gave them a hiding fews months ago forgeting that they had to deal with swallows vandag. Stupid rats fans
Anonymous
posted: 10:14 pm
izinja ze chiefs zisheshe zahleka. They were already celebrating swallows win kanti abazi ukuthi umfazi osdudla akakaculi.
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
Hehehehehehheeeee...tonite I saw Galaxy of Donkies strue. Hey Mabukubuku where did you get that Donkey MXoyana ? Hahahahaahahha....I wud not play that donkey in my village team. The donkey can't even make a proper throw in.
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
Sam ada ppl r so lucky outside yeses! Nergadze is continuing 2 play gud futbol pruving wrong his critics, well ply guys no complaint nd cme Saturdy let's finish wht we started dn gt sam littl rest Lerato u so gud boi ply samtymz u rushng littl bit I lyk wht u dd 2nit, et Swallows we used 2 score ds gols I wl only sy jst luket d technique wz apply den luk et Segolela stl hs lot learn I'm nt scare of Bucs dy cn b so delightd lyk dt while u saw ma team wz vry issapntd wt ds draw, Gordon sed we wl b owk wt a point bt we we're goin 4 3points, Bayosinda phela bcos dy a ma fellow bradas bt nxt tym dy wl b tears nd firing around d house. Bcarefl Swallows is back nt sy u neva bin told, Dnt u eva 4lw me jst 4lw d Birds
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
@Michael, u write a very long article and there is nothing in it, can u give us something better man? Up the bucs.. No matter what.
Anonymous
posted: 10:18 pm
Ndulula...Ndulula U r a real COW.We were lucky 2cum with a point.
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 10:18 pm
Eish these madalas r invincible, I am a little bit disapointed but thnx 4 da point away frm hme, I am sure these rats cn admit dat swallows is too gud 2 b beaten by da rats, asikacedzi ngani, let's meet @ dobsnville.
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
Come weekend!we gona beat swallows!chieps r not playing badliwa kudala
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
Hahahahahhahahaha....Chibukufans think they are smart. Hey bloody donkied u didn't win the match. If u were happy abt Chiefs draw away last nite why is ur draw gud dimpya ke lona when you are already losing grounf in the lig hahahahaahha
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
our players disapoint us big time, mr leal must chane his tectics dis saterday or else he will lose his job, our team is not a family business, hard luck mabaneer
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 pm
how many chances did swallows create. It seems as if abantu abanayo idstv. They rely on kickoff and their stupid articles. Lindani iMonday kuSabc nibone ama highlights then comment.
Nzonzo
posted: 10:21 pm
Rantie was still the best as opposed to that ever shocking ndulula. ndulula should go to the stands. Rantie given the amount of time and game he at least knows the target as opposed to DRONKMA,THATSWHAT NDULULA SHOULD BE CALLED.RANTIE i have lots and full praise for your efforts should that stupid brazillian coach given you time as he gives to ndulula we would be talking different language.you have touches control and brilliancy of thinking look at the pass to oupa,ndulula would have fambled this dronkma makes me sick
Anonymous
posted: 10:22 pm
the best thing khoza should have done would hav 2 give krol 1 more season....
I mean i cnt pretend m happy with diz... Diz leal wyne lack integrity mxm
i mean thrz speculation dat the is no respect anymoo in the team...
.
Once n always
Anonymous
posted: 10:23 pm
honestly we did not deserve a draw in thth game cos we played badly n if it wasnt for swallows defending too depend for tht solitary goal we wudnt have score but anyway i welcome tht point.

As for tht Rantie boy he is got gud touches n woth more game time he will be a hit in the psl.

To u coach leal i dnt knw how u expect to win matches without playin 2 strikers tht will form a partnership.
Nzonzo
posted: 10:23 pm
LEAL SHOULD BE FIRED, TEBOGO SHOULD GO TO UNDER21, BESTER MXOYANA,NDULULA, MANYAMBELA, SHOULD GO TO THE STANDS NOT EVEN MPUMALANGA ACES WILL TAKE THEM
Rearab
posted: 10:24 pm
Dintja tse tsa pie rats di sindile...NYWENYWENYWE GALAXY NYWENYWENYWE GALAXY NYWENYWENYWE GALAXY
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 pm
@ Wanda
relax boss, 'futiboll is a game' , so dont take it so personal! tip: just make sweet love to ur woman and 4get these galaxy of cows (oops, u cant get it up, i almost 4got) tl tl tl tl tl
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
Chibuku fans pls explain 2 me why ur point is better than Chiefs points izolo....hahahahahhahahahaahahaha.....I'm expecting 2 much from FET college dropouts.
TMG 2009
posted: 10:27 pm
Hehehehehe we have depth and quality....we don't rely in one player, the next thing they lose leCOWthi they cry!!! The one has been said is the future Ndulula is just as useless as the rest of GALAXY OF USELESS DONKIES at GAYFAIR!!! I saw the SPINACH EATING CROSS-DRESSING F.AGGOT decided to go topless today I wonder where was his sorry her drag queen GOODENOUGH today... The nest thing you call others supporters gays forgetting that you have and abundance of those at GAYFAIR AND GHOSTVILLE...iyoooo I love average teams with average results, the same as those of GALAXY OF USELESS DONKIES...
Sos
posted: 10:28 pm
our long lost son DVD Mathebula(chibuku killer)...

LOVE & PEACE...GOLD & BLACK
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