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Bucs win at last

Posted: 8 November 2009 Time: 18:03

After six League games without a win, Orlando Pirates beat Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a brace from Katlego Mashego.

Mashego was rightly named as Man of the Match after playing a large part in his side’s 3-1 win over the Phunya Sele Sele in an exciting league game at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Lucas Thwala got Pirates' second, and Excellent Walaza pulled one back for Celtic, before Mashego sealed the deal in the 74th.

The game was scrappy for the first 20 minutes, and neither team took the game by the scruff of the neck until Pirates took the lead in the 34th minute, when Mashego came out on top in a one-on-one situation with the Celtic goalkeeper.

Thulasizwe Mbuyane was phenomenal winning the ball in midfield and then noticing some space behind the Celtic defence; consequently he produced a great through ball for Mashego to run onto. With only the keeper to beat Mashego was clinical in his finish.

Thereafter, Pirates took complete control of the game. Under a barrage of attack, however, Celtic held firm and managed to get to half-time only a goal down.

The second half saw Celtic come out looking determined to get back on level terms, but in the 62nd minute Twhala appeared to have snuffed out the Celtic fire with the Buccaneers second goal, rising above the Celtic defence with a fantastic header, giving the keeper no chance.

Celtic were not prepared to take defeat lying down and pulled a goal back through Walaza in the 72nd minute. Walaza rounded off a great run and pass from Spandeel with a clinical finish from only a couple of yards out.

Celtic's joy was short lived as Mashego extended his side’s lead back to two. Mongala was the man to drive into the 18 yard box and provide an inch perfect pass for Mashego to slot home.


Previous comments on this story...

Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 06:07 pm
I can hear Pierats supporters singing "we gonna win the league" again. Stupid people.They never learn.
posted: 06:13 pm
Ngumnqundu lowo uwuthethayo
posted: 06:14 pm
Weldone juju. Big ups2soweto,Iguess da juju faithfuls wil knw bt nw dat a marathon is completly diferent2sprints. Tis stil halfway&many rivers2cross4rm here. K4lyf
posted: 06:15 pm
Good game Mabhakabhaka, keep it up and silent the critics.... one game at a time !!! one DAY WE'LL WIN THE LEAGUE
posted: 06:16 pm
give Mzambiya a chance please!!!!
posted: 06:20 pm
haha jelous tzozo.well done bucs
posted: 06:26 pm
Yheeaa....I can also hear other idiots "we play like Barcelona,Arsenal" Kamwendo is our new Kaka, Mashego=Ibrahimovic......ha ha ha ag shame Amakaka-kaka
posted: 06:43 pm
Thats where Bucs belong, position 4 or better. Dont look back boys just sail on and prove everyone wrong including Ace Ngcobo.
posted: 06:45 pm
What a gud per4mance bakajuju,atleast im anticipatin a spirited pe4mance against us on de 25.Downs 4eva
posted: 07:10 pm

Bucks by choice
posted: 07:53 pm
Pirates deserve to win they play like the really team especially Mongalo,Mashego,Masina and Mbuyane but still early they need to score more goals when the opposition is weak big up to coach and players and i'm sure what Khoza said to them was good.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 08:23 pm
Must admit Pierats fans proved me wrong.They seem to be matured at last.No more shouting "we gonna win the league" after winning one game. Well done mabhakaniya.Relax until there is five games to go and maybe.....and a BIG maybe you will prove me wrong again by winning the league.
posted: 09:48 pm
Well done Pirates! Keep it up! Khoza please talk to these boys before every so that they may such perfomances.
posted: 10:03 pm
Ay ye watch out modise, Mongalo is gonna take your place
posted: 10:16 pm
Thanx for fielding Phenyo Mongala. Now Teko knows that he should double his efforts. I knew that he is a great player. If Krol starts the following game with Chenene then Pirates would be unpredictable. and planning against Pirates would be difficult for the opponents, they wouldnt know who to expect.
posted: 11:31 pm
Yho yho yho dat da bucs i knw that playz da attractive foot ball with jali coming on nd combining with kamwendo pirates will be unstopeble nd mongala thnx to you bra nd da rest of the team for making my dae ngisazobhala the exams
posted: 01:38 am
Good game 4 Phenyo Mongala,keep it up boy.hope these other big headed playrs who used 2 b ur team mates at the young zebras will learn a thin or 2 from you that discipline is critical 4 one's success.
Khosi 4 Life Since 1970
posted: 02:03 am
Hey Mabakabaka @ least you have sunthing to cheer about...hawu.. phela besengizwa ukuthi, uKrol uyavaya!

Well done to Chiefs for showing the Morons (Bucs) how to win...

The one and only bucaneer hater and Khosi for Life
posted: 07:49 am
At long last Krol listened and fielded Penyo Mongale not Mogale as usless kickoff reporters put it and not mongalo as some say. overall pirates made my day. it is good that they are not at top of the log because this put too much uncessesary pressure on players. good match pirates.
posted: 07:49 am
GO!! ahead loose ur heads, haters dat wont bring any progress in ur lives. WIN IS WIN.

Phenyo perfect! Masina Great, u gys were superb.

unlike dat stupid Thabang Rooi he must go n play rugby with his big fat as*%$$.

Buc's 4lewe!

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