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Moroka Swallows and Orlando Pirates draw

Posted: 18 April 2012 Time: 21:52

Orlano Pirates were denied by the woodwork on three occasions but still went top of the Premiership table after a 0-0 draw against Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday night.

It was a fast start to the game as Benni McCarthy saw his trademark free-kick go just wide of goal in the opening five minutes.

Seconds later Shere Lekgothoane was booked for a late challenge, while the Swallows defence was caught napping as Oupa Manyisa went agonizingly close as his shot kissed the crossbar two minutes later.

The visitors dominated the first-half as they put out attack after attack, with McCarthy seeing his set-piece hit the woodwork once more in the 13th minute.

Thirty-seven minutes in Lucky Lekgwathi was shown a yellow card for a foul on David Mathebula, while his opposite number Luvhengo Mungomeni was also cautioned for his foul on Tokelo Rantie a minute later.

Swallows came close in the last minute of the half as Bennet Chenene saw the ball taken off him inside the box from a well-timed tackle by Lekgwathi.

The restart saw Khumalo made way for Joseph Makhanya, while the 54th minute saw Andile Jali shown a yellow card for a foul on Lekgothoane.

Two minutes after the hour mark Etafia made a save from a long-range shot by Manyisa, while Moeneeb Josephs pulled off two successive saves six minutes later.

Ten minutes from time Rudolph Bester replaced the tired Rantie, while Tlou Segolela was replaced by Thulasizwe Mbuyane in the 83rd minute.

Swallows should have taken the lead two minutes later as Makhanya was denied by a spectacular save from Josephs, while extra-time saw Pirates’ misery continued as McCarthy clipped the woodwork off a free-kick.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:04 am
BUCS CONQUER NO SURRENDER (say the r like Fikile Mbalula)

That draw yeaterday was a win we Game
Ez'kamagebhula*
posted: 09:06 am
But the referee tried his best to give away the game to swallows, why was Jali given a yellow card after he was kicked. That referee was officiating umhlanzo wenja anyway thanks to my boys for showing seriousness on the field of play regardless of that evil referee!
Ez'kamagebhula*
posted: 09:06 am
But the referee tried his best to give away the game to swallows, why was Jali given a yellow card after he was kicked. That referee was officiating umhlanzo wenja anyway thanks to my boys for showing seriousness on the field of play regardless of that evil referee!
Ez'kamagebhula*
posted: 09:15 am
Donald Duck, Rantie is not supposed to be a star that boy is a goal poucher, Mungowhatever wasn't marking him fairly he resorted to rough tackles.

And wena you need to focus on Lebese & Masango and Rantie alone please!!
Ez'kamagebhula*
posted: 09:15 am
Donald Duck, Rantie is not supposed to be a star that boy is a goal poucher, Mungowhatever wasn't marking him fairly he resorted to rough tackles.

And wena you need to focus on Lebese & Masango and Rantie alone please!!
Loction
posted: 09:48 am
we are not expecting any favours from Chiefs we ll’ do it ourselves, last nite we sent our own Buccaneer Malokase to kill Sundowns. Last season we sent Gert to destroy Ajax, n people blame it on Hans Vonk, I do knwn who they will blame this tym, mayb Malema.
Anonymous
posted: 09:57 am
Pirates were very good on their game but somehow a team loses or draws,the unlucky baccaners have talented players like Jali,oupa,tlou and not forgeting the honoured and respected Bennie McCarthy...keep it up bucks..!!!!
Jam Jam
posted: 10:29 am
I am impressed with the fighting spirit by Tokelo Rantie. I smell a hatrick is coming soon from this serious working striker.
Yesterday was his unlucky day.
Jam Jam
posted: 10:32 am
lifikile iBhakaniya manje,
iSundowns iyathuthumela
psebabe
posted: 11:32 am
Haters like Tzozo and the rest will go back where they belong with their tails in between their Legs up the Bucs will remain on top til the end
MDHAND
posted: 11:22 am
we are sorry for them, the only thing makes them hope is bucselona to lose all games that left, this will be highly impossible.they are dreaming bad dream they must wake up before it too late, i know miracle happen but not at this platform of bucselona.up the bucs shapaaaa
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