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Moroka Swallows beat Orlando Pirates ion Saturday night

Posted: 1 September 2012 Time: 22:08

Orlando Pirates endured a miserable evening at the hands of Soweto rivals Moroka Swallows at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night, succumbing 3-0 to lose their first League match of the season.

Bennett Chenene, Mpho Maleka and Katlego Mashego scored the goals for the Birds, who further underlined their credentials as genuine contenders for silverware this season with a clinical performance that coach Zeca Marques will be delighted with.

Both teams attacked strongly from the early stages, with Swallows forcing goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa into a good save on five minutes when a Lerato Chabangu free-kick threatened to drift into the back of the net.

Two minutes later Oupa Manyisa provided a superb through-ball to put Sifiso Myeni in on goal, but the winger hesitated just long enough to allow Shere Lekgothoane to get back and make a goal-saving challenge.

Former Buccaneer Bennett Chenene should have opened the scoring in the 19th minute, only to blaze a volley off target, but just two minutes later he combined superbly with Siyabonga Nomvete before stabbing a low shot into the net via the inside of the post to make it 1-0 to the Birds.

Just past the half hour mark Pirates through they had drawn level when a point-blank header from Collins Mbesuma was only half-saved by Mathibe, but referee Phillip Tinyani waved play-on. Television replays showed the ball hadn’t crossed the goal line.

The Birds were dealt a major blow at the same time when Nomvete limped off after twisting his ankle, forcing coach Zeca Marques to replace his ace goal-scorer with substitute Mpho Maleka.

Yet the replacement got his name onto the score sheet six minutes into the second half, firing the ball into the corner of the net after a brilliant turn and pass in the ‘D’ of Pirates’ box from Chabangu; 2-0 Swallows.

Pirates responded by using all three substitutions around the hour mark, and Daine Klate – one of the trio withdrawn – had two great chances in the 58th minute but on both occasions he saw his efforts saved by Mathibe.

Any hope Bucs had of mounting a comeback were extinguished when another former player, Katlego Mashego, scored within seconds of coming on as a sub, coolly controlling the ball in the box before turning and scoring.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:16 pm
hahahahahahaha. Lol
i realy feel for palacious now
this players thy dont wanna perfom 4 him. I tell you. Thya body language speaks 4 its self.
Da misses out of this world. W.o.w

who miss an oportunity like that huh???
posted: 10:16 pm
Ungashay'amakelesi phamb'kwam*singing*
posted: 10:16 pm
Hey,hey refreee rats got beaten again,plcs leave ur seat when is still early pirates was gd whn ruud krol is around.you can not be proud when you find a hs build by someone build yours mr plcs and stop blming the rfrees
posted: 10:17 pm
Any objection of da results frm any Rat? Bomakhala njalo, nikhala ngani namuhla ebusuku? Up the Birds
posted: 10:18 pm
Pirates se moer, msono we barri. Re gathetse ke lona bo ramarete. Le bua haholo as if u rule the PSL yes in the boardroom not in the playing field. Most of your referees who helped u to win treble ya masepa did not qualify. They failed the tests. Sis
mrs Majoro (1st lady of Amakhosi)
posted: 10:19 pm
Just heard Njenje jumping the sinking ship. The wheels are coming off!!! This Hooligans were quick to celebrating our draw today, but they did not dissapoint as asual.
posted: 10:20 pm
This is treble loose back to back
posted: 10:20 pm
Ke ja joy...... Mabhakaniya a ja misery..... Lol
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 10:21 pm
Slaughter 3 House Gorillas reached another milestone of 360 minutes without a goal...
posted: 10:21 pm
Mr Khoza should set-up a commission of inquary, I suspect the Zebra invation either through Palacios or the middle men. Something must be done before it is too late
Ray Bukus
posted: 10:21 pm
We are still trebles champions. We still have time to recover bharu. All of you Chiefs fans and other Clubs fans you are dreaming if you think your team will win the league with the presence of Bucs. Makwedini voeksek
posted: 10:22 pm
The coach must go back to do what he does best which developing player,it is clear now he can not cope with the first team,and Moloi should go with him and the should go and ask Okpara and Rossels to come back and win us cups as early as nextweek so that we can use next week break to regroup
posted: 10:22 pm
Congrats to Swallows, they were more organized, & we hv no one to blame but ourselves, 5 one on one &we didn't convert any goal.

Rodger must goooooo,fullstop
posted: 10:22 pm
hope the chairman has noticed sumthing now.this is the only reason for what happend lastweek @ orlando stadium. four games without scoring, i mean two away and two @ home this is disaster, goodbye Mr palacious.
K two
posted: 10:24 pm
Uyanya unjejne akahambe
posted: 10:25 pm
Until they return Supersport Training equipment they'll forever receive 3X3 non-stop!!!
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 10:26 pm
Slaughter house my foot. Its a playground now.
posted: 10:26 pm
This is for my beloved team and supporters...
I know that emotions are still high at the moment, but I must say that the score line was not a true reflection of the game, we played better than last week, however everyone could see how many clear cut chances our players missed today. I am not happy with a loss, but with the overall play of my team. This is work in progress and you can tell that we will be able to get back to our best soon.

I know that most of you will not be happy with me at this moment, but I must say that I think we need to support our team, management and players at all times. We did not become DTC by fluke, but through team effort, work and unity. This is the time that some of us who are true buccaneers stay behind the team. Palacious is a passionate Pirates coach who has contributed so successfully to the brand through the many players he brought to the first team and that speaks volume. When the chips were down he never hesitated to help the team and we became ABSA champions again. This is only his 3rd loss since taking over. Let us support him. Getting a new coach will not help at this point in time.

If we continue playing like today and take our chances, we will finally crack the whip.
posted: 10:27 pm
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 10:28 pm
Wola Buccaneers wola
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