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Orlando Pirates go top of Prermiership log after win over SuperSport United

Posted: 13 February 2013 Time: 21:33

Orlando Pirates climbed up to the top of the Premiership table when they defeated SuperSport United 1-0 at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night.

Oupa Manyisa scored for Bucs early on, before Jali had a penalty saved in the second half.

The Buccaneers took the lead in the second minute when Collins Mbesuma’s deft touch allowed Manyisa to run free towards goal before tucking the ball under the onrushing Ronwen Williams.

Franklin Cale tried to find a quick equaliser at the other end two minutes later but he failed to keep his shot down from just outside the penalty area.

Daine Klate should have doubled the lead in the ninth minute when a defensive error saw him receiving the ball unmarked a few yards out, but somehow he volleyed over the crossbar.

The rest of the half saw SuperSport playing long balls towards their front men, Bradley Grobler and Simba Sithole, but they were unable to force Senzo Meyiwa into a save.

Sifiso Myeni could have extended the home side’s lead in the 39th minute after receiving a pass from Klate, but he dragged his shot wide of the far post

Klate had yet another chance to get his name on the scoresheet five minutes into the second half when he met a cross from Happy Jele at the far post, but Williams produced an acrobatic save to block his shot before gathering on second attempt.

Then, in the 53rd minute, Sithole missed a great chance to mark his debut for Matsatsantsa with a goal, as he headed a pin-point cross from Edwin Gyimah over the crossbar.

Seven minutes later Gyimah managed to create some shooting space just outside the penalty area, only for his shot to go narrowly over the bar.

Roger de Sa’s men were then given another chance to double their lead in the 72nd minute when they were awarded a penalty for an infringement on Klate by Davis Nkausu, but Williams produced another good save to deny Jali from the spot.

Both sides had chances to score in the closing stages of the match, but Gyimah's header fizzed just wide of the post in the 86th minute, before substitute Mark Mayambela was denied by another good save from Williams four minutes later.

Previous comments on this story...

deBuc
posted: 09:45 pm
All we wanted was 3 pnts and we go it! We wanted to go on top n we are!!! If we don't survive continantally surely we will survive in South Africa
treble freedom in our life time
posted: 09:45 pm
guys i dnt knw if i was da only 1 who saw it, bt dd u c hw da complexn of da game changed whn mayambela was introducd? Dat guy is a magician. Whn dy luk up dy c who's ballz nw?
Col. Qbheka
posted: 09:46 pm
The Phefeni Boyposted: 09:40 pm | Report This Pirates team will never survive out in Africa......Akuna Bantu La

(Reply)

Chiefs will never survive africa in they dreams boy. hamba uyolala sani coz ukhuluma umasimba..
The Ghost
posted: 09:46 pm
Now that's more like it ... in your face makhosikazi ...
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 09:47 pm
Top of the log for three days FC....

Enjoy whilst it last, we will retain our spot on Saturday night, whilst you are being moered by some palooka African team.......tjeeeeeeeeeeeer nidakwa blind yong!
T'zozo
posted: 09:47 pm
Iyoooo look who's back. The son of a magosha called CJB Ram Ass who went into hiding after overdosing on nyaope celebrating the signing of Rainford Kalaba.

Rain + Ford = the rain is gonna further fertile our dagga. Hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhh..........
bizzabo
posted: 09:48 pm
the captain has spoken...aiming for the second star.

he said sweet valentine's to out ladies,,,ohh what a captain
El Kampion
posted: 09:48 pm
Mark Mayambela @ ze Chmaps we welcome you back...2 min and made a shot on goal

Chiefs strikers(3 of them) never made a shot on target the entire game....any moron from Javelin FC who wants to dispute?
The Ghost
posted: 09:48 pm
Eh, who is on top again? As for the worrying, don't do it fellow Buccaneers, those idiots from the zoo will do that for you. UP THE BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diehardbucs
posted: 09:48 pm
We claim what is ouirs now.Up the Bucs.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:49 pm
Our stability & loyaltyi s one of our many strengths... Lekgathi is a great example...
prestonh
posted: 09:49 pm
@pefeni- the chiefs team will never survive macufe
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 09:49 pm
@Phefeni Nkwenkwe

Vala umgqomo wakho onukayo wena. All you talk is izintwala lana. You're the first to open your lid lana and what a foul smell it was; as usual!

CJB Ramses has been quoted by DickOff journos, so has KING?! Brian Mathe and Phumlani were giving Maminzela shout outs on SS4 and SS4 HD! Wena Mulomowomsindo when are you adding value? Hamba uyosuzo nobuthongo benqondo bakho!

Up The Bucs until this moegoe thinks out of his foreskin...
deBuc
posted: 09:50 pm
@ phefeni gay

You are one bitter gay B!tch! I told you dat u can't lead des league frm start to finish. U are weak!! Uzoba strong!!! Des is Pirates baba!!! When u look down u see Marete a Majoro!!
shantylino
posted: 09:50 pm
Im happy to win like that.our players are rusty but these are 3very big points.where is the golden gap?im so happy to see the champs where they belong.imiswahla yinyile,afikile amachamps.kuyakhalwa somewhere e naturena.BAXTER,watch your back baba.
Chester missing
posted: 09:51 pm
Kwa kwa kwa kwakwa!!!! where are the balls of the braham bull majoro? I'm asking makozikazi? Who castrated them? bwa bwa bwa bwa... in fact we did because we don't want to see them when we look up...
Bakaniya For Life
posted: 09:51 pm
@Tzozo, you at quite right!

We have to now do damage control over what ba chiefs ba chiefs massed up in the AFCON......

We have to bring back isidima es SA..... So yes win your game in the weekend and be on top until our next PSL game.....

UP THE BUCS!!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:51 pm
@pep

Bhakaniya...your team is not strong this season...tonight you guys played kak.....

We are not worried thina....one point lead with so many games still to be plated only fools can celebrate that.

I told you guys about Gyimah.....tonight he should have been Man of the Match


Pep.....we will debate kusasa boss....Iam watching Real Madrid vs Man United now.
Delowaziyo
posted: 09:52 pm
I thank the boys for a win which tkes us to the apex (I guess its till Saturday) of the log. Kodwa we should have buried SSU with an avalanche of goals, they must thank their young keeper. Good things await you Williams, keep it up. Can someone tell me why at Pirates subs are done mostly after 70 minutes even when a player is clearly off form? Even Krol was like that.
uta
posted: 09:52 pm
Well pirates defance will be teared apart wen they play a ruthless team...if defending like that think ul secure no.1 spot 4 the season...then I can safely say chiefs will dominate...
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