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Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars

Posted: 28 March 2012 Time: 21:21

Tokelo Rantie scored a brace, Benni McCarthy a penalty, and Edward Manqele a consolation goal as Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars 3-1 on Wednesday night at Orlando Stadium.

Stars had knocked the Buccaneers out of the Nedbank Cup over the weekend, but there was to be no repeat at Orlando Stadium.

Pirates went into the lead as early as the second minute before the majority of the fans had settled in when Rantie forced his way past the Stars defenders in the penalty box on the right side and his shot beat goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.

Stars had few ideas and shots from range were their only hope as Coldrin Coetzee’s 25-yard shot in the 21st minute went over the bar.

Three minutes later Mzikayise Mashaba dribbled his way past the Pirates defence on the right, but his shot from 18-yards went wide of the upright.

The match went to half time with Bucs leading 1-0, but four minutes after the restart substitute Dove Wome played in Manqele, and Stars’ leading goalscorer made no mistake as coolly finished with an excellent right-footed shot.

However, Pirates reclaimed the lead in 57th minute when Sadate Akoriko brought down Rantie in the box and the referee awarded a penalty, which McCarthy tucked home.

Josephs was the hero shortly afterwards as he saved Manqele’s powerful close-range shot.

Pirates then put the match beyond reach of Steve Khompela’s team in the 78th minute when McCarthy played in Rantie and the striker scored his second of the match with an excellent lob.

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Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:00 pm
Funny that zebras were given 2 hours to run but they still couldn't take off yet they claim to have quality to win the league...jerrrrrrrr...this useless team?

I am certain that even if they played until next week Wednesday they wouldn't have scored...morons!
Anonymous
posted: 10:02 pm
Pirates is out of the Nedbank cup, so what? Chiefs and Sundowns are also out of the Telkom and MTN8 cups, UP THE BUCS
Anonymous
posted: 10:02 pm
At least the Zebraz have something to barry them,i feel pit for the Flops.
Anonymous
posted: 10:03 pm
Well down to our champs, much support and appreciation, keep it up
Anonymous
posted: 10:04 pm
Hey u makakaniya u haven't turned the corner yet so this celebration is immature we stil have a game in hand and we played against a very sturbon team so we didn't loose 4 that matter so those who were wishing 4 us 2 loose are dissapointed lol khosi till bennie stop intimidating jeje
CHAMP Mpotjekegobotje
posted: 10:04 pm
@ALL CHAMPS from CHAMPVILLE

I think if only the boyz can maintain the consistency,Ke bona anada TREBBLE coming to Parktown...Nje Nje is not too bad...

hehehehe,ge o sena pelo o a shwaaaaaaaaaa
Anonymous
posted: 10:04 pm
In the last 7 games played after break Sundowns has won only 2 and drew 5 while Pirates won 5 lost 1 and drew 1, these stats clearly mean Pirates will be crowned champions this season again.
The Ghost
posted: 10:05 pm
Up the Bucs, this boy Rantie is making his bones no pun intended.
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 pm
i'll hold my excitment, one game at a time, ffs out, who's next?
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 pm
The treble Kings are back... Khune didnt know were he was, he didnt remember his name.. But he remembered BBM'Bennie McCarthy'... Say it with me... Football 101 was Doctrinated at the University of Orlando.
CHAMP Mpotjekegobotje
posted: 10:07 pm
@Maphira
Game in hand does nt guarantee anything,it might mean an addition to "Pld" on the Lig Table and nt change anything,or mayb it cn change Goal difference...

I am saying dont b 2 confident as we...

BHAKAJUJU 2 DEATH
Anonymous
posted: 10:10 pm
serious teams are still in Nedbank cup,3 points can b collected in da next game but in a cup u live once.in or out,ask BUGS.no second chance in a cup.
Anonymous
posted: 10:10 pm
At least OPFC have points while others depend on a gAme in hand which is not a guarantee.
Anonymous
posted: 10:10 pm
I know i must celebrate this win as we closing tht meaningless Yellowishnyana Gap tht 200 fans fc has been bragging about but why did it take us fans to complain about Tokelo before he was given a fair chance,,,

This boy hasnt failed whenever given a chance but he is always sidelined for nonsensical reasons anly know to Njantja n tht useless Leal.

Adawise Tsipa tse ntsho Tsipa until tht Useless gap is completely closed in 2 weeks frm now.

Ichuuuuuuuuu!!!!

Wanthungela!!!!!!kekekekekekekekekekekeke who is laughing now?huh?
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 pm
dats great mighty buccenears show them how to goals especial bennisto & rantiesto shapaaa
CHAMP Mpotjekegobotje
posted: 10:14 pm
Lets do check check on who is next...

Amazulu,ke seo SEPOKO se tla Moses Mabhida!!!!le tlo bona sepoko sa mosegare...
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 pm
Overall the team perfomance was ok,though a lot of attention is needed at the back.But im not too worried,considering the forced changes at the back.Im very worried about Josephs'unnecessary time wasting. Maybe next match he is suspended coz of today's yellow card. maybe Dr Khoza must start punishing whoever gets a yellow card for time wasting.
godide
posted: 10:17 pm
keep it up bhakaniya,eyi maphiru i am so suprise man last week u was filling the comments for fss,now is our turn
CHAMP Mpotjekegobotje
posted: 10:17 pm
@robby
serious teams are still in Nedbank cup,3 points can b collected in da next game but in a cup u live once.in or out,ask BUGS.no second chance in a cup.
___
If thats how U define "SERIUOS TEAMS",then U need serious footbol lessons bru...OPFC hav 2 cups in hand as we speak...n wahat does ut team hav???Mmmmh????

BHAKAJUICEEEEEEEE
CHAMP Mpotjekegobotje
posted: 10:19 pm
RANTIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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