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Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Tlou Segolela handed Orlando Pirates the three points

Posted: 10 August 2012 Time: 22:17

A goal in each half from substitutes Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Tlou Segolela handed Orlando Pirates their first three points of the 2012/13 Premiership season as they beat Golden Arrows 2-1 at Orlando Stadium on Friday night.

In the 18th minute Arrows scored when Sifiso Myeni lost possession to Arrows captain Thanduyise Khuboni.

Khuboni then proceeded to drive forward and played Nkosinathi Ogle through on goal, but he saw his initial shot saved by Moeneeb Josephs.

The Buccaneers keeper, however, failed to hold the ball and Bongi Ntuli pounced on the rebound to score the first league goal of the season and give his side the lead from a couple of yards out, 1-0.

Pirates suffered a further set-back in the 24th minute when Ndumiso Mabena had to leave the field injured, suffering a hamstring injury and was replaced by Thulasizwe Mbuyane.

Still, despite losing one of their attackers the Buccaneers continued to push forward in search of the equaliser, one they found in the dying seconds of the half.

Myeni delivered a quick in-swinging corner and Mbuyane met it with a powerful header from six-yards out to level matters before the break, 1-1.

The second 45 minutes saw Pirates come out a different side as the controlled the match from the restart.

But still, despite their dominance in the second half, they didn’t seem able to create any clear cut-chances on goal.

Instead the games third goal, which came in the 78th minute, was a spectacular long-range shot from another Pirates substitute.

A long ball forward was headed into Tlou Segolela’s path by Benni McCarthy, the substitute then let rip from 24-yards out and his shot almost burst the net as it found its way into the top left-had corner, 2-1.

Previous comments on this story...

Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:40 pm
Where ar the Chimpanzees? Its so quite. did they go to bad early. eish maar Pirates clip their big mouth. Lol Golden chimpanzees lol.
posted: 10:40 pm
posted: 10:41 pm
All hail King Bennito!!!! This guy is pure class. I was very impressed with our full backs, they had alot of energy when attacking and defending.
Ace must watch out, Moholo is coming want to make that possition his..
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:41 pm
We shall see what Molomowabhari wil do 2morow.
posted: 10:43 pm
Well done with a positive start and hope you keep winning because the way OP supporters comment here we might loose 99% of them if you start loosing. As for Amakhosi supporters you guys are the best 'cause no matter how you are insulted you still fill the stadium for that I salute you.

Khosiologist by profession.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:47 pm
6pm Kaizer Chiefs vs Amazulu Moses Mabhida Stadium......its coming to be a good game...be sure not to miss it.

Amakhosi....Love and Peace
posted: 10:48 pm

Champ "Superbrand"

posted: 10:31 pm | Report

Jali was wasteful today with his passes and evwn chances he got to score. The positive thing is that atleast he was attacking.

@Champ "Superbrand"
I think Now were are starting to shift from the Krol football era where both our central middlefielders were not given enough freedom to attack.
Since 1937
posted: 10:49 pm
Pirates will follow footsteps of Sundowns finishing the season with the caretaker coaches for two years in a raw,its obvious Palacious would be relieved off his duties come 3'rd qauter of the season and be replaced by the big fan of Khoza Pitso Mosemane and from there Bennie will hang up his boots.Honest I do not see Palacious making up to 15 games on league.
Chester missing
posted: 10:49 pm
@Phefeni boy
You are talking now, you must raise your performance to give us a good competition. I wish you goodluck tomorrow.. a win not a draw to keeps you guys hopeful....
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:53 pm
For a team like Orlando Pirates playing at home, the attendace was poor......such a small crowd for the DTC?

Please check how many Khosi supporters will be at Mabhida tomorrow you would swear its our home ground....,

Let the games begin..........Lovd and Peace.
posted: 10:55 pm
posted: 10:58 pm
Ayeye 4*4 zebras.
posted: 10:58 pm
A maar Kaizer Chimps supporters are stubborn like FOUR year old Kids jong. Why do they watch bucs games knowing very well they will end up dissapointed. They like FOURllowing our games. FOUR what? BeFOUR the game they make a lot of noise. Some of them even FOURned me when Arrows was leading (Four-3) nil in the twenty FOURth minute of game.

Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 11:00 pm
@Phephebi boy,

DTC fill Mabida with ease. tell us about yo home ground FNB. whenever u play in gauteng yo game resemble training mach.
posted: 11:01 pm
Champs, lets be analytical and critical of our team in other words lets talk Pirates and those flapping their wings continue doing just that because they'll never fly!

This was one of the toughest games and i am happy that we came out victorious considering that this was our first game and against a team that has not beaten us in seven league games, i thought that our defense was at times frantic and jittery we barring Matlaba and Phungwayo they had a stupendous game, our midfield was not cohesive and i think Jali should have been substituted just to make him aware that he is not indispensable and Klate's decision making was non existent as well as Myeni but the latter a player to watch this season! winning this game was big moral booster for us and i hope that the coach introduces Takesure very soon and not leave him out like they did Otorogu because we really need a player that's going to feed off McCarthy.

I am a champ because i support champions!

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:09 pm
@champ superbored

A team that has won a championship back to back should be able to at least fill up half of their home stadium.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 11:11 pm

Good analysis. Benni Mabena combination wil nt work. Lets see what takesure cn do. our wingbacks were only good going forward but exposed the centerbacks badly. I agree Jali was dissapointing today. Its for the first time ever I felt he should b substituded. Myeni needs to b arrogant, I know he is far better than what he is offering. I am afraid he wil find himself on the bench.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:14 pm
Sifiso Myeni should have should have joined Kaizer Chiefs....Benny at the crew are going to destroy his football...
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 11:18 pm
Hey phepheni boy, u just had to find something negative. ag man go an sleep loser. Fans chooses maches to watch, its the mid month, its cold. It was a good crowd.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:23 pm
Sfiso Myeni should have joined Kaizer Chiefs, Benny and the crew are going to destroy his football.
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