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Lucky Lekgwathi scored the winner for Orlando Pirates

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Pirates leave it late against Cosmos

Posted: 7 November 2007 Time: 23:03

Lucky Lekgwathi’s late winner handed Orlando Pirates a 1-0 win over Jomo Cosmos in their Absa Premier League clash at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Buccaneers dominated for most of the match, but to break down the solid Ezenkosi defence.

Bennett Chenene should have handed the visitors a sixth minute lead when he found himself in space inside the area, but the winger’s shot was blocked by Cosmos keeper Avril Phali.

Chenene threatened again in the 29th minute with a long range shot, but again Phali thwarted the diminutive 23-year-old.

The Ezenkosi’s first real threat on the Pirates goal arrived in the 36th minute via the boot of the Sam Magalefa, but visiting keeper Senzo Meyiwa made a comfortable save from the midfielder’s free-kick.

Excellent Walaza almost broke the deadlock in the 40th minute when he hit the post with a fierce shot from inside the area after receiving a good pass from Chenene.

The match remained goalless at the break.

Pirates continued their dominance in the second half, but dealt a major blow when Chenene was rushed to hospital following a clash of heads with a Cosmos defender.

Cosmos almost went ahead in the 74th minute through a shot by Anthony Laffor, but Lekgwathi cleared the ball off the line.

Lekgwathi then further enhanced his stature with the Buccaneers’ faithful when he scored from inside the area after running onto a pass by substitute Jorry Merahe.

Cosmos were then dealt a blow while Pirates were still celebrating, when midfielder Innocent Ntsume was asked to leave the bench following his comments made to the assistant referee.

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 01:30 pm
i'm happy wit owen's confidence in our development products. i agree wit him dat he is not a fly by night, he is building for d future.
posted: 02:09 pm
why is masehe always on the starting line up,can someone tell me i always to fail to understand the logic around that,otherwise Mr Rubber doll is da man!
posted: 02:45 pm
firstly i wud lyk 2 congratulate u guys on ur new look,b'liv me this is the best website ever created,as 4 Jomo and his rebellions they are worse than pop idols and 4 the buccaneers lets bang in those goal and bring the glory days back.AMEN
posted: 02:58 pm
Well...Pirates are playing entertaining running football...but we all have to agree that Lucky Lekgwati was in an OFFSIDE position and thus the goal should have been disallowed.But nonetheless Pirates deserved to win but with a LEGITIMATE goal.
posted: 03:30 pm
Owen Da Gama..I knew the minute it was said he would be our coach that the Pirates Camp is going to do wonders as far as improvement is concerned.Maybe its too early to talk but hey,the boys are showing flair and are impresive with their progress.Even against Sundowns last Sunday,the gents played well.Keep it up Sea Robbers.Mava Buti(CPT-GUGULETU)
posted: 11:15 pm
up the bucs,up the sea robbers
posted: 12:57 pm
So far ODG has made us proud,keep the good work ODG.People must stop interfering with his job as the coach,then the result will follow.
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