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04/11/2009 19:30

Pirates fail to win….

Posted: 4 November 2009 Time: 21:43

Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United drew 1-1 in a League match on Wednesday night.

An equalising goal from Team of Choice defender Mor Diouf cancelled out Lucky Lekgwathi’s opener and ensured that the Buccaneers’ winless streak extended to seven games.

Pirates dominated possession but Maritzburg were certainly keen to give their hosts a game and Noah Chivuta almost opened the scoring with a long range effort on 36 minutes that forced Moeneeb Josephs into an excellent save.

In injury time at the end of the first half Lekgwathi scored from close range after a good corner kick from Dennis Masina, sending the home team into the break with a 1-0 lead.

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But their advantage was short lived, as Collen Zimba’s free kick was turned home by Diouf. Pirates’ defence, which had been their strength early in the season, once again let them down.

The Buccaneers pushed hard for a winner in the latter stages but the visitors’ defence had an answer for every question they were asked, even when Bageta Dikilu was sent off for a second bookable offence late on.

Pirates are in sixth place on 21 points, six adrift of leaders SuperSport United. Maritzburg lie in 11th place on 16 points.

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