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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: 11:23 pm
Ag Phepheni boy stop posting crap. how is Benni and the crew going to distroy his football? He must just believe in himself and go the an play his game. u cnt freeze when playing for such a big team. If u blew the opportunity then there are capable players to take over.
poemoate
posted: 11:26 pm
Filling the stadium is a lame excuse FOUR those nursing heartaches aFOURter todays win by Pirates,people are still going to cry yet again @ the end of this campaign.Big ups to those supporters who braved the cold night to watch a winning team,a team which even when it trails,never loss faith,a team which is being hated by all media franchises,and that team continue to emerge victorius day-in day-out.UP DE BUCS^^^ till pheFOURni team win de league.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 11:27 pm
Nxxx!!! This chimpanzee is getting to my nerve. Benni is a pro, he has been there made it in the big stage. why would he want to distroy Myeni. nxx, wena gorilla, if u have nothing ti day shut that stupid mouth of yours.
mhlanga
posted: 11:27 pm
I just don't like this. Lackof creaticvity in the midfield;ust becuse Manyisa wasn't there. This is an eye opener for Bucs. We need more creativity in the midfield and more fire power up front. Tlou what a goal!!! Uyindoda ntwana yam. Chimps can only dream if da depth we have. Up da Spoki.
BBM17
posted: 11:32 pm
@Phefeni boy, if myeni needed to join chiefs,he would have turned down the offer,to orlando..and Accept that one to nazoorena....
bucs forever
posted: 11:34 pm
Manti Moholo is dangerous!!! I like! Phungwayo is pure class. Matlaba wants to steal Jele's position. We still had Gcaba on the bench. Jealous down Palacios did well. One star out another comes in! I am happy, we have depth. @Champ Superbrand, I understand the high expectations champ but lets just say its their first game together, after such an impressive performance they can only get better. Lastly These Chimps are so irritating! Look Archives FC, if u wana bring history onto our dominance pls dont tell us about quantiry of domestic cups. Pirates are on another level, we have two cup that none of 100 cups that u have will ever compare to. Come back when u have a Champions League and a Super Cup, u know like Barcelona Madrid Manchester AC Milan InterMilan!! Like Al Ahly, TP Mazembe ORLANDO PIRATES!!!! Not like Atletico Madrid and whatever other team in Africa that has won Mandela Cup! Please guys!!! U bringing a Toyota Tazz to a F1 race with that talk! Sies! Anyway, Bucs have started inkinga futhi. Ayeye.
ninja
posted: 11:37 pm
@Vendaboy4khosi

posted: 10:43 pm | Report

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.
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Stop smoking cheap woonga so late @ night
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:39 pm
@champ superbored

Clearly there is a lot you dont see during a match....never forget to use your third eye when wacthing a football match.......never let your love for Pirates blind you from reality or truth....learn to look at football from different angles.......Myeni is at a wrong team at this stage of his career..
KING?
posted: 11:43 pm
Pirates fans stil don't understand that this is a RACE n what matters is 3 points. In a league game I don't care how we play, as long as we colllect maximum points. We are out to defend our Trophy n every 3 points is crucial.Thanks to Njenje n the Team for 3 points.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:46 pm
@BBM17

unfortunately in our football agents turn to make decisions for players.......some of those decisions can be very suicidal for players.....
KING?
posted: 11:55 pm
Mppefen girl: Don't be conclusive , there is 29 games remaining n Pirates has started well. Myeni is. Stil adappting to Pirates way of plaaying n we are imprest with his progress from a player who has been out for a long time due to injury.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:59 pm
@bucs forever

Slow down baba....you will invite health problems to your body..your team won no need to be emotional...
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:06 am
@King

I would expected you to have seen what iam talking about from the last three games Myeni has played...that fat man and his coloured crew are going to destroy him.

King you are slowly becoming a bit irrelaventon on this KickOff blog.....you are almost at the your sell by date....
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:07 am
Irrelevent....i meant
bucs forever
posted: 12:07 am
Oh and now u want to bring in crowd attendance? That was a healthy crowd. Do u know that Stadium Management(managers of FNB stadium, Orlando Stadium, VW Dobsonville stadium and Rand Stadium) gave some strong words to the Zebras renting FNB Stadium over poor crowd turnout last season? FOUR example a Category A match between Sundowns(4)-(1)Chiefs last season had a 12 000 crowd attendance! In essence they had an overall poor return on their agreement. Always remember as we were teaching u while growing up small boys that if u point 1 finger at some1-4 fingers are pointing back at u!!! Lol!!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:11 am
@ bucs forever

The DTC must be able to fill up at least half of their home stadium...
bucs forever
posted: 12:21 am
@PhefeniBoy, smart aren't u? Give me figures to support ur statement. And please dont reason like ur fellow apes and say: U can just see!
KING?
posted: 12:25 am
We do expect Bennie n Josephs to reprimand Myeni when he makes mistakes, he commes from a system at Wits where there was too much reliance on him, at Pirates we rely on teamwork n a effective system. Myeni must now realise that, there is less pressure now, players surrounding him are equally capable . No one is out to destroy his soccer.
bucs forever
posted: 12:26 am
@PhefeniBoy, its difficult to slow down when u are on a roll... We are on fast lane and unfortunately are not abt to pull over. Learning tip: Getting ur heart beating at a high rate is healthy, like exercising! I am on an adrenalin rush Khosikazi, I cant stop!!! Basically what im saying is if u are on the Bucs ship u are unstoppable!!!
Innoh
posted: 12:28 am
well 1st half was terrible 2 watch as d champions was losing possession like they do it on purpose but what can i say we score bang we equalized , come second half hahahaha that was my bhakabhaka kusazofiwa!!!! Phungwayo i like hahaha!!!
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