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Maritzburg United fight back to beat Orlando Pirates

Posted: 18 May 2013 Time: 17:14

A late Cuthbert Malajila strike gave Maritzburg United a dramatic 3-2 win away at Orlando Pirates on the final day of the 2012/13 season.

It took only 14 minutes for the first bit of drama in this match as Bucs midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo, called up to the Bafana Bafana squad yesterday, had to go off injured. He was replaced by Manti Moholo.

Despite the match starting rather slowly, it kicked into gear in the 18th minute when Tlou Segolela headed home a Happy Jele cross.

Bucs came close again when Khetho Masuku fired in a shot straight at Shuaib Walters, before Orlando Smeekes and Delron Buckley forced Senzo Meyiwa into saves.

Ndumiso Mabena wasted a good chance early in the second half when he shot to close to Walters, while Jele also missed a great chance to increase the lead.

And it proved costly when Heinrich Isaacks pounced on 58th minutes to fire in an equaliser for Maritzburg.

However, just two minutes later Bucs were back in front when Segolela found Masuku, who placed his shot past the goalie.

But then the drama…

Ryan de Jongh equalised for the visitors with four minutes, before Zimbabwean striker Malajila delivered the killer blow as he found the net in referee’s optional time.

The result sees Pirates finish a disappointing League campaign third, while Maritzburg end in 11th place.

Previous comments on this story...

BORN BUCCANEER
posted: 05:49 pm
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS ,THIS IS SO EMBARRASSING!!! ROGER DE SA MUST JUST F!@#KOFF!!!


yes pirate i was born and pirate i will remain but the likes of bo roger de sa will come and go!!!
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:50 pm
I was questioning the attitude and approach of Pirates against Leopards, players doing tricks and turns, the very same antics that characterised Pirates during their years of drought, fancy but ineffective. We need to make a brutal assessment about this season, and make sure that we make strong decisions to catapult us back to the greater heights of previous seasons. This season has been a disaster klaar
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:50 pm
I was questioning the attitude and approach of Pirates against Leopards, players doing tricks and turns, the very same antics that characterised Pirates during their years of drought, fancy but ineffective. We need to make a brutal assessment about this season, and make sure that we make strong decisions to catapult us back to the greater heights of previous seasons. This season has been a disaster klaar
Harambe
posted: 05:51 pm
We were two nil up against Swallows, we lost 3 : 2 again with Celtics and again today, its not right, never, we can't go on like this
BORN BUCCANEER
posted: 05:57 pm
Harambeposted: 05:51 pm | Report
We were two nil up against Swallows, we lost 3 : 2 again with Celtics and again today, its not right, never, we can't go on like this
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DO NOT WORRY MY CHAMP ,Dr KhozaIS GONNA FIRE THIS CLOWN (ROGER DE SA) AFTER THE EXIT @ CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGES.
Maskito
posted: 06:05 pm
Lenja ayihambe
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 06:09 pm
So Meyiwa picked the ball 3 times from his net,i smell another 3by3 by the boys from Pitori as they face them ko MTN 8

Fact Chiefs has the best defence record and best attack
hehehehe i like it 3by3 looming

Iam Champion
Gold is rare
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 06:15 pm
No no no enough is enough RDS must go, Orlando Stadium used to be Pirates slaughter house and winning at Orlando wasn't that easy. Please Dr Khoza save us on more embarrassments.
Bucs
Laaste Khosi - Capo di tutti_di hond
posted: 06:31 pm
Now if effectively means Irvin Khoza will not fight CAF any longer for two teams from the PSL, the winner and the runners up to compete in the CAF Championship. Just asking.
Abdul Parker is a Super star in Ethopia.
posted: 06:39 pm
Bafethu South african soccer is not Like spain where! Real football Fans Runs The show. Look @ Mourinho "whites flag" Have been Raise and I can safely say He is Gone @ Real madrid. In spain The chairman is Voted...in We as pirates Fans and supporters we are just Pawn, The League was decided Last Year when Khoza Gave Kaizer Motaung a "weird Accolades" during The PSL award Last year, The PSL championship was decided Long time when Rantie was Not sign, when Ndulula was not sign. Our second Treble was delivered By Benny Mcarthy He kept pirates Players On their toes with his Motivation, Guess what That Was disrupted When ROger De sa was brought in , knowingly Well Benny and De sa don't see eye to eye. And The result is Our NO3 finishing. This season


Juventus All The Years was dominating Italian Football, was based on Bribe and corruption. Until our Football Clubs in south africa introduce Ethical standard and Transparent dealings I don't see The Quality of Our Football improving...
CJB Ramses III
posted: 06:39 pm
How does it work kanti...? Okonkwo & Mbesuma...? how did the coach arrive at the decision to alter the winning team (even though that winning team actually regressed comparing to the 1st round against Leopards, I wanted to make this point until Masuku mesmerized me)...?

This is what we've had to put up with the hulle season... are we still gonna hear medium-rare excuses & defensive comments from fellow Ghosts...?
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 06:39 pm
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL KWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahaahahahahha
ONCE A PIRATE ALWAYS A DONKEY!!!
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 06:40 pm
Orlando Piraters was Not a Bad Team this Season and is Not About the Injured Players But I'll Put the Blame to the Top People in Orlando Pirates to Hire Roger Di Sa and Allowing Roger to Come with Eric Tinkle was a Big Mistake. Good Luck Mabhakaniya for Next Season I Hope we will See the Good and Great Orlando Pirates that we Know. Love & Peace.
Sea Robbers
posted: 06:41 pm
The name RDS make me sick!!! Khoza made a blunder to hire a failure & it's time to get rid of this clueless clown. We can't take on the best teams in the continent with RDS otherwise its going to be an embarassment in SA football.
Sea Robbers
posted: 06:41 pm
The name RDS make me sick!!! Khoza made a blunder to hire a failure & it's time to get rid of this clueless clown. We can't take on the best teams in the continent with RDS otherwise its going to be an embarassment in SA football.
Sea Robbers
posted: 06:41 pm
The name RDS make me sick!!! Khoza made a blunder to hire a failure & it's time to get rid of this clueless clown. We can't take on the best teams in the continent with RDS otherwise its going to be an embarassment in SA football.
Sea Robbers
posted: 06:41 pm
The name RDS make me sick!!! Khoza made a blunder to hire a failure & it's time to get rid of this clueless clown. We can't take on the best teams in the continent with RDS otherwise its going to be an embarassment in SA football.
Dark Patch
posted: 06:46 pm
Dr Khoza please deliver us from this crap. I'm tired of Roger De Sa, please hit the road baba. A decent coach could have done better.
Extreme-Wisdom
posted: 06:46 pm
P W D L F A +/- P
Kaizer Chiefs 30 15 12 3 48 21 27 57
Platinum Stars 30 17 5 8 48 27 21 56
Orlando Pirates 30 14 10 6 39 23 16 52
Bidvest Wits 30 11 11 8 34 32 2 44
Bloemfon Celtic 30 11 9 10 32 33 -1 42
SuperS United 30 8 17 5 30 26 4 41
Free State Sta 30 10 11 9 32 32 0 41
Unive of Pretoria 30 8 16 6 34 29 5 40
oupa27@gmail.com
posted: 06:47 pm
I'M VERY DISSAPOINTED,I DID NO WATCH THE GAME BUT LOOSING TO MARITZBURG AT HOME IS A SHAME,THIS IS WHAT KHOZA IS GUD AT.HE ALWAYS WANTS TO SEE PIRATES FANS UNHAPPY.WE CAN COMPLAIN AND SAY WHAT BUT AT THE END HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO IS GOIN TO MAKE A DECISION,IF RODGER COMES BACK NEXT SEASON I WILL NEVER GO TO THE STADIUM.LETS BOYCOTT PIRATES MATCHES IF THIS BASTARD COMES BACK NEXT SEASON MABAKHANIYA.FOTSEK RODGER.
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