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Bidvest Wits beat Orlando Pirates in a League clash

Posted: 19 November 2011 Time: 19:50

Bidvest Wits beat Orlando Pirates 3-1 in a League clash on Saturday evening.

The Clever Boys, using the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit as their home venue for this high-profile Absa Premiership match, scored their goals through Sibusiso Vilakazi and Ryan Chapman, who continued his impressive form this term with a brace in the second half.

Pirates pulled one back late on through defender Siyabonga Sangweni, but 3-1 really flattered them, as they were totally outplayed by their hosts and actually lucky not to lose by a greater margin.

One area where they did suffer some bad luck was on the injury front. Their already thin defensive resources have been stretched even more after the reliable Happy Jele picked up what looked like a very serious knee injury in the second half.

After a tame opening to the match, in which neither side was able to find their rhythm, Wits broke the deadlock on 20 minutes when midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi arrived late the far post to head home a peach of a cross from youngster Asive Langwe.

The goal sparked the Clever Boys into life and they proceeded to play some scintillating football, giving Pirates’ a torrid time with their pace and movement. The hosts were particularly good in midfield, with the likes of Vilakazi, Sandile Sibande and Lehlogonolo Maselesa easily dominating the Bucs’ engine room.

Pirates thought they had drawn level on 36 minutes when Rudolf Bester fired home a low shot, but the goal was correctly ruled out for offside. Thulasizwe Mbuyane almost scored late in the half but Energy Murambadoro pulled off an excellent save to ensure his side went into the break 1-0 up.

And it was 2-0 soon after the restart, as Ryan Chapman continued his excellent recent form with a brilliantly executed goal. The striker controlled a difficult cross before turning and cracking home an unstoppable volley that gave Moeneeb Josephs no chance whatsoever.

On 65 minutes the Clever Boys added salt to Bucs’ wounds, scoring another fast, flowing goal as Chapman completed his brace by sweeping home Sifiso Mynei’s cross from the right flank. Such was Wits’ dominance that 3-0, even against the reigning league champions, was the very least they deserved.

The Soweto side did at least put a little respectability to the score line – if not their performance – with a late consolation goal from defender Siyabonga Sangweni, who turned home Tukelo Rantie’s low cross from close range.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:24 pm
Vilakazi. Santoooooooooooos bescared we are dangerous!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:24 pm
Vilakazi. Santoooooooooooos bescared we are dangerous!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:24 pm
Vilakazi. Santoooooooooooos bescared we are dangerous!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:24 pm
Vilakazi. Santoooooooooooos bescared we are dangerous!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:25 pm
Santoos be scaared
Anonymous
posted: 08:26 pm
Which team won the MTN8 this season and who is still in the TKO.... Lets continue winning these plastic cups and these gays will get their hopes up... Until the last game of the season.... We are the champs until end of the season always remember that @Thabiso Tema f@ck u f@ggot... Football 101 was mastered at the University of Orlando.
Anonymous
posted: 08:26 pm
Rats must stop defending the league title while thy r losing games eish Ratmpions time to shut up yo narrow mounths n do game plane
Anonymous
posted: 08:28 pm
Bucselona my foot galaxy of stars donkies ha ha ha ha
Anonymous
posted: 08:33 pm
Itz tymz lyk these whc I miss rudd krol Khoza u don't fix sumthg whc is nt broken
Anonymous
posted: 08:35 pm
LordJerry:2011-11-19 20:26

Which team won the MTN8 this season and who is still in the TKO.... Lets continue winning these plastic cups and these gays will get their hopes up... Until the last game of the season.... We are the champs until end of the season always remember that @Thabiso Tema f@ck u f@ggot... Football 101 was mastered at the University of Orlando.
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What did TT say? Some of us where not watching the game, put update us
Anonymous
posted: 08:37 pm
We are a disappointing lot!our players together with our couch are so disappointing.
No man I'm not a coach but I can do better than Leal on a match day.truly speaking our coach is confused.I thought certain players like Tokelo deserve better but our coach is so blind he can't see!
Anonymous
posted: 08:39 pm
@Maphuti
TT said Wits beat Pirates 3-1 which is a fact.
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 08:39 pm
THE WAY WE PLAYED TONIGHT WE DON'T DESERVE TO DEFEND OUR TITLE. OUR APPROACH WAS POOR. WITS DESERVED TO WIN THE GAME. THEIR GAME PLAN WORKED. THEY DIDN'T ALLOW US TIME ON THE BALL... WE NEVER SEEM TO HAVE PLAN B. I SEE TROUBLE IF WE CONTINUE IN THIS FASHION. WE'RE SLOWLY LOSING TOUCH WITH THE TEAMS ON THE TOP OF THE TABLE. THIS AIN'T GOOD AT ALL. THE COACH MUCH START WITH THAT RANTIE BOY, HE SEEM TO BE THE ONLY ONE WITH SOME SENSE OF URGENCY WHEN HE GOT THE BALL. IT'S TIME THE TEAM PICK THEMSELVES UP AND STOP THIS THING OF COLLECTING UNNECESSARY YELLOW CARDS. IT HAS COME BACK TO HAUNT US NOW.
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 08:40 pm
BY THE WAY WE WERE BEATEN FAIR AND SQUARE... WITS OUTPLAYED US. ONCE AND ALWAYS A CHAMP
Mr Q Kaizer Chiefs
posted: 08:42 pm
Where was Benni McCOWthy?
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 08:42 pm
Well dne wits, 2nyt u showed them y u r called da clever boys. I saw a pirates supporter (wearing a pirates jersey) on my screen who couldnt help it, He was celebrating wits' goals seeing dat his team ws struggling...lol....The so called champs has just been walloped by wits, sending them back to their usual position dis seasn...lol....how is dis team gna catch up wit da best on da PSL Log standings if they get a hiding lyk dis mara....eish PSL is nt child's play dis seasn neh!
Anonymous
posted: 08:42 pm
Pirates is not a one skipper but a man of three skippers, eish I mean three goals!
Anonymous
posted: 08:43 pm
More wara-wara,less win n many nyaka-nyaka.Dis cows r full of s**t shapa Wits shapaaaaaaaaaaa.....
Anonymous
posted: 08:43 pm
Oh happy jele, hard luck mfanakithi. SA commentators are 1 hell of unprofessional madafcukers I tell u. U TT yisfebe sendoda urabishi we commentator

Death by yellow
Anonymous
posted: 08:48 pm
Imiswahla yeCowrats, less yada yada n more 3 points. Football 101 ezinyweni lika Cowza.
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