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Orlando Pirates beat Bidvest Wits in a League clash on Saturday evening

Posted: 27 April 2013 Time: 20:03

A Sifiso Myeni goal deep inside stoppage time saw Orlando Pirates snatch a win at the death, as they defeated Bidvest Wits 1-0 in a League match at the Mbombela Stadium to keep their title hopes alive.

Wits dominated the majority of the game, but missed chances in front of goal proved costly as Pirates snatched a late win after they were denied a penalty in extra-time.

There were fears that another Bucs player was to be added to the long injury list when Mpho Makola suffered a heavy knock in the opening minutes of the game.

After receiving some medical attention Makola seemed fine to continue, much to relief of coach Roger De Sa.

Wits were playing some great football through the likes of Ryan Chapman, Mazikayise Mashaba and Bryce Moon, yet they still failed to break the deadlock by mid-way through the first-half.

Meyiwa got a finger to Papy Faty’s shot from outside the box to deny Wits from scoring.

Bryce Moon then wasted the perfect opportunity to put his side ahead just before the break, when he flashed his effort wide at the near post, following some fantastic one-touch passing across the face of goal by Wits.

Wits got the second half going by playing attacking football like they did in the first-half.

Even with all their possession and chances in front of goal, Wits poor in their finishing, but credit must also be given to Meyiwa, who pulled off several great saves.

In the 77th minute Makola wasted a chance in front of goal by hammering the ball straight at Baron.

Bucs were wrongly denied a penalty in the final stages of the game, after Ndumiso Mabela was brought down in the box.

Baron was injured in that challenge, with what looked like a broken leg, and he was replaced by Jethrin Barr, who was making his debut.

Pirates got their own back, however, as Sifiso Myeni came on and struck a ball into the back of the net following some scrappy defending to give his side the 1-0 win.

Previous comments on this story...

`Khosi by Nature®
posted: 08:11 pm
Well done to Pirates ! But honestly they are not the team to lift the title this season. And to Senzo... I cant say much... What a player
mzansiful
posted: 08:11 pm
keep your no.3 and i keep my no.1
Takesure RDS
posted: 08:12 pm
That was a very CLEAR penalty.
Now i see why eeemzaa went inside the ground in mabhida with a VUVUZELA and hit the referee
we beat mazembe
posted: 08:12 pm
yessssssss.hahahahahaha...smash and grab in full effect.now we wait for chiefs and stars.we have depth mabhakaniya.they deliver when its a matter of life and death.big up mbombela.now we prepare for chippa.hello chimps.kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aboutrike
posted: 08:12 pm
CJB true ma champ it ws worst evera, de fighting spirit is back thanks to Benni
Champ of all
posted: 08:13 pm
What. Did roger do to our backline...yo!!!!very poor defence
T'zozo
posted: 08:13 pm
Hahahahahahahahahahah. Soccer is a funny game. Pirates won tommie to close the gap that CHiefs have opened. The funny thing is that this win by Pirates will oly motivate Chiefs to win their match tommorow.
SmartBoy5:Amakhosi For Eternity
posted: 08:14 pm
lol hehehe what a game.bt bad decision making by both sets of players
Takesure RDS
posted: 08:14 pm
How many handballs penalties, more than 5
that referee
Champ of all
posted: 08:14 pm
Ha
Bucs I remain
posted: 08:15 pm
even external factors aka bob short skirt motaung failed today, I hope nangomso the thruth will prevail and hairles toothless chimpanzees lose
T'zozo
posted: 08:16 pm
This win by Chiuku FC is a very good thing. All it means is that Chiefs will go all our for a win tomorrow. thanks Pirates for your lucky win tonite. This means that Chiefswill be crowned champions next week Wednesday.
aboutrike
posted: 08:16 pm
Meant ever
RPG7
posted: 08:16 pm
Amagundwane yhoooooo RDS gets stay of execution death row baba
`Khosi by Nature®
posted: 08:17 pm
I cant believe how Clive converted Wits from skop & donoor to this marvel. He is my local favorite coach
Abdul Parker is a Super star in Ethopia.
posted: 08:19 pm
*External Factors.. Didn't win today, we beat them with their 12thmen , * Good luck platinun stars U will be playing against the forces of Darknes..... We beat them today.. Cause its. God will



Operation Smash &grab. In full swing
we beat mazembe
posted: 08:20 pm
this victory bucs take note of it.this is the turning point.the point at which we prove this trophy is ours and that pirates and only pirates have the capacity to lead the country and represent it abroad.this is the win whereby the process of justice will commence.getting rid of the brief reign of Q leaders who had worn a borrowed robe not knowing at some point it shall be returned to the owner.
Three3
posted: 08:20 pm
all this unproffessional officiating is done to discourage the BUCS....handballs, what was that at the end with Mabena and Baron....hard luck Baron i feel for you
NO STRESS AMAKHOSI ATHUKUTHELE ABT TAU
posted: 08:22 pm
Polokwane,peter mokaba im cuming ther to watch my beloved team.HOLA MAKHOOOOSI HOLAAAAAAA.Rats are making noise for nothing
Tza
posted: 08:22 pm
Even mr ref wnts chiefs 2 win d leagu. Justice wil b served @ d end. Up d Bucs
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