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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...

posted: 08:22 pm
It's too late..they can't catch us nw..
Champ of all
posted: 08:23 pm
U willl see 2morrow decisions will be in favour of the kaizer cheaters. Chiefs will never take this league from us fair and square. Never!!!!
`Khosi by Nature®
posted: 08:23 pm
I'm not going to comment about my team today. What I picked up is that some Pirates players dont have good relationship with their coach... Its sad! Only Myeni who plays for De Sa
posted: 08:23 pm
Wow win at last
Lord Vincent
posted: 08:23 pm
Wonderful! Would like to talk more but I'm at Soccer City and Metallica are about to come on and rock this abhorrent eyesore. After the concert I'll be having a rock concert of my own with this white chocolate that can't get enough of his Lordship

Lets Rock & Roll!!!!!!
CJB Ramses III
posted: 08:25 pm
The scolding from senior players, plays a very important role..... Thanks Benni...!
Champ of all
posted: 08:26 pm
We are battling with injuries as well as the officials who are determined to deliver the league at the zoo.
posted: 08:27 pm
I am stil at Nelspruit, The operation stil continues.

Gone in 60 seconds Myeni come back with a goal, its a sign, asoze saphela amandla
posted: 08:27 pm
Benni what a game.....makes football look very simple, shows how much we missed him
RTG ka nkane
posted: 08:28 pm
Champ of allposted: 08:10 pm | Report This referee was planted by kaiser thiefs...reclaiming the glory by crook!!!

i knew that some of rats faithfools like u will not celebrate their scrapy win,they r busy talking abt other team instead.mxm
whatever u r smokin is not good 4 ur brain chief...
posted: 08:33 pm
People can talk nonsense.Now they talk about 6 points difference.Listen you Platinum Pirates 6 pts is 2 games.Take a look at this Chiefs loose 2 games = Chiefs 55 Rats win two games 55 pts Stars win two games 55.Log1 Chiefs
2 Platinum 55
3 Rats 55
That's if they win their next two and Chiefs loose their next two which I don't see it happening before chiefs meet Star and Ajax.May your wishes rest in peace Rats.
Rise Khosi Rise
Champ of all
posted: 08:34 pm
Benni is such a fantastic player. I never want to see Bester.....what a useless player.
posted: 08:36 pm
Pirates will this league and I will just have a good lough.....mmmhhheee!!
posted: 08:37 pm
Which Club in the PSL won the league fair and square except for Santos and Supersport?
Champ of all
posted: 08:37 pm
I will also never play Tlou ahead of Klate...never!!!
dj lover
posted: 08:37 pm
goodluck 2 black people
posted: 08:40 pm
Of course Rats will win the Reserve League they are toping that log and they use the same players in the PSL hence they are the log leaders there.They also collected all the Q innovations there.Fools
Tshepiso wa Mashiloane.
posted: 08:41 pm
What a lucky escape!!!
posted: 08:42 pm
PLK is on Fire ...! Just saw the boys @ Garden court
posted: 08:46 pm
Don't get ahead of yourself, you are fighting for position 2, not No1...........................................K4L
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