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Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits draw

Posted: 21 April 2012 Time: 22:09

Orlando Pirates missed the chance to open up a four-point lead at the top of the Premiership after being held to a goalless draw by Bidvest Wits at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

In a match dominated by the Buccaneers, the standout players were the Clever Boys’ hard-working defenders and midfielders who ensured that the home team was unable to claim all three points and take a potentially decisive advantage at the head of the log.

The first-half saw little in the way of goalmouth action as both sides struggled to find any kind of attacking rhythm. Other than a couple of half chances, there were no real attacking highlights to speak of.

Wits looked lively down the left through youngster Asive Langwe, who often timed his runs just right to get on the blindside of the Pirates central defenders but was usually let down by poor service from out wide.

As for Pirates, their wingers Tlou Segolela and Daine Klate looked their best route to goal, but the Clever Boys doubled up on them whenever they had the ball and generally did a great job in keeping them quiet.

The best opening of the half went the way of Tokelo Rantie in the 10th minute, but his effort on the turn was neither shot nor cross and didn’t trouble Energy Murambadoro in the Bidvest Wits goal.

The second half followed much the same pattern as the first: Pirates bossed possession but struggled to create chances. Even the introduction of substitutes Dikgang Mabalane, Rudolf Bester and Thulasizwe Mbuyane did little to trouble the Wits backline.

The Clever Boys almost stole the game at the death when Bhongo Jayiya squared a ball for Katlego Pule to shoot, but the youngster put his effort just wide of Moeneeb Josephs’ right-hand post.

Bucs countered with a chance of their own for Bester, but Phillips was able to clear his goal-bound with relative ease after Energy Murambadoro had come off his line somewhat rashly to try and beat the attacker to a long ball.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:49 pm
Let's bw honest. Chibuku have been winning by a 1 goal diferrence all along. on top of that where would Chibuku be if teams like Chiefs ans Downs were not fumbling ? Galaxy of stars my foot.
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 pm
now i c y mabena s prefered...i mis mabena.
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
On wednesday swallowa coach said"we were lucky to get way with a ponit.first half pirates should have score 2 or 3 goals". How I wish Roger de sa could have said the same. These fools needs to be lulled in a false sense of believe. Khosi 4 life
Anonymous
posted: 10:54 pm
Chibuku fans just admit ur team is kak. U only rely on favours from other teams to win things dimpya ke lona. You lost against Santos, today you drew against Wits at home n wen we say u r just lucky u talk shit. Voetsek. Today the ref even tried to help u by adding a full 2 minutes but still u didn't score. Voetsek.
Nipsy
posted: 10:58 pm
Orphans shud buy quality players. Wits was suppossed to win against this average team. They pay referees to ref kak against us and to do them favours but they can't buy quality players, how do you expect to win win: Cowtrain, Mbooooyane, Beeste, Mafete, and Ranta.
Anonymous
posted: 10:59 pm
Palacious is proving to everyone that he is not a good coach.even when you can see that certain players like Daine Klate are pathetic & he can't still substitute him.
Flops are handing the league to us but we are failing to take advantage.
I'm not sure if we will win the league.
Anonymous
posted: 11:00 pm
even the ref tried to make sure that the Ratz get all the 3 points but the overated Ratz failed.
Skepe Mketule
posted: 11:01 pm
Dankie Rodgers Dankie they forgot what they did to you in Dbn
Anonymous
posted: 11:01 pm
@Tzozo u are hurting bra don't take soccer too serious, is just a game don't commit suicide please Chiefs will cum right 1day.
Anonymous
posted: 11:01 pm
Hope my "Mighty Birds" don't choke tomorrow in Botshabelo.
Nipsy
posted: 11:02 pm
@Tzozo

u right this things are scavengers, they rely on favours sis. Now they will us tht they miss mabena and mayambela. These things rely on skop n donner as they play wit cows.
Anonymous
posted: 11:03 pm
Four games to go maBhakaniya, we decide our destiny still. A 0-1 win in CapeTown and another against SSU we are treble champs again!

Sakadibom bom
Nipsy
posted: 11:07 pm
Oh happy day, oh happy daay, oh happy daey, oh happy day. When donkies choke, oh happy day, when Madrid wins oh happy day.
Anonymous
posted: 11:10 pm
hard luck mabacaneers! Lets not giveup, we r still on top n we got points in our hands, lets raly bhind our team please, dis is crucial stage of da lig n da boys need our support. We r almost dere bacaneers!
I hate chiefs with a passion
posted: 11:10 pm
You chimps cry babies i told you to shut up when we talk soccer because you know nothing about soccer.One point is better than nothing forward we march,chimps will have to win two games and all the above must lose to narrow pirates with a one point,look at you,you are turning in sircles don't know where to go

I am still a buccaneer by birth
Anonymous
posted: 11:11 pm
@Sweyts my bra, you have been reduced to ...hmhmmmm...to a Tzozo. You used to be cool & funny but lately you seem to be really hating. What's up?

Soccer is just game between competing teams nothing more. Sundows had their chance they chocked, Pirates is having theirs, they are chocking as well. This just adds that spice to this very competitive but very low quality league.

Just chilax, get some sleep wake up tomorrow & enjoy the game of football.

Once a Happy Person Always a Happy Ghost
Tourage
posted: 11:12 pm
PIRATES LOST THE LEAGUE TODAY, JALI IS SO BIG HEADED AND THAT IS DETRIMENTAL TO PIRATES, HENCE PIRATES PLAYED KAK TODAY BECAUSE THE COACH IS SO AGED THAT HE CANT EVEN HAVE A GOOD CATCH OF THE GAME WHILEST IN PROGRESS.
Anonymous
posted: 11:12 pm
Where are all those Rats loudmouths. they can't win against Wits @ home. Downs will win their next match n Rata lose or draw theirs n they will once more be looking for the mighty Makhosi to win them another cup.Nxaaaaa
Tourage
posted: 11:15 pm
PIRATES LOST THE LEAGUE TODAY, JALI IS SO BIG HEADED AND THAT IS DETRIMENTAL TO PIRATES, HENCE PIRATES PLAYED KAK TODAY BECAUSE THE COACH IS SO AGED THAT HE CANT EVEN HAVE A GOOD CATCH OF THE GAME WHILEST IN PROGRESS.
Anonymous
posted: 11:16 pm
dear zebras...
Dont get 2 xcited bcos santos gona wipe ure s*hole tomorow n ure team is no 7, da fake doc khumalo makhalanzhalo gona faint 2morow, so do us a favour by beating ssport n sunkak for us we'll give u telkom cup n mtn 8. Bucs 4 life until zebras win tremble
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