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Orlando Pirates vs Polokwane City PSL soccer match report

Posted: 18 September 2013 Time: 19:05

Polokwane City put up a brave showing, but it was not enough to avoid their fifth defeat of the season as Rooi Mahamutsa handed Orlando Pirates a 1-0 win.

As predicted by KickOff.com, Aubrey Ngoma made his first start for Bucs, while Thamsanqa Gabuza was also given a start

The win was Bucs’ first of the League season, while a coachless Polokwane slumped to their fifth consecutive defeat.

Pirates were in full control in the first half but were unable to open the scoring despite having over 70 percent of the possession.

The Buccaneers were frustrated by a Polokwane side that camped in their own half, trying to defend and hoping to hit on the counter-attack.

Pirates played some-eye catching football and made their intentions clear, with Oupa Manyisa wastefully firing over from 10 yards out after a goalmouth scramble.

Kermit Erasmus fired a 25-yard shot goalwards, but it was over the bar, and a few minutes later Tlou Segolela tried his luck with a ridiculous effort from 35-yards out, which was equally high.

Two minutes later Erasmus should have given his side the lead with a free header, but he pushed his chance wide.

Erasmus almost made up for his wastefulness when he created a scoring chance for Ngoma two minutes later. The stocky forward made his way into the left side of the box and to the byline before squaring the ball, which resulted in a scramble, but Ngoma shot straight at the keeper from close range.

One of the best chances of the match came in added time of the first half and against the run of play, as Thobani Mncwango broke forward for Polokwane.

The Rise and Shine attacker made his way into the box, but fired a stinging shot straight at the keeper from 16 yards out, when an effort either side of him would have resulted in a goal.

Pirates continued to push forward in the second 45, and they almost took the lead in the 56th minute when Happy Jele’s 10-yard header beat the keeper, but was cleared off the goalline.

In the 63rd minute Rooi Mahamutsa went on a solo run and made his way to the edge of the box before firing the ball into the bottom left corner of the net to make it 1-0.

Polokwane tried to fight back, but were unable to do so and Pirates picked up their first win of the season.


Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2013-09-18 19:39:50

Cowerasmus uze wakhishwa. He kept a clean sheet again and what a cow he is.

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-09-18 19:40:36

Ace Shabangu... there's space for you at the Dream Team....

posted: 2013-09-18 19:41:20

Bacela is another cow

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-09-18 19:41:29

Gabuza find your feet... Players seems like he doesn't know his strength and weaknesses...

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-09-18 19:42:17

It was first Fc leopards parking the bus, then Amazulu, then. Kaizer chimpanzees, now. Polokwane............but we still struggle....Roger has no plan B.

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-09-18 19:43:19

Another clean sheet 4 Erasmus.

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-09-18 19:43:20

Soft & free you are a blessing... I love idiski yakho boy...!

posted: 2013-09-18 19:43:51


PhiweCowza, what are you saying now? A goat with lizards legs calling others cows. sies. Wa bora!

The Real Lucho
posted: 2013-09-18 19:44:58

Musona 1 - Erasmus 0

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-09-18 19:45:03

My boys got a result without even shifting into 1st gear... I'm content...

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-09-18 19:45:59

70% ball possession no clear cut chances.....something is terreble wrong. I tell Roger now, Al alhy will park a bus.

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-09-18 19:47:43

I just pray Jali is not seriously injured.....sunday is a do or die .......we need him.

posted: 2013-09-18 19:48:01

I didn't enjoy the game one bit save for the moment of brilliance from ngubo.

posted: 2013-09-18 19:48:30

 1-0....?? This shows how weak they are...

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-09-18 19:48:32

The most crucial midfielder is left to potentially aggrevate an injury... when there's no need to risk it.... How much sensibility is there on the bench...?

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-09-18 19:50:17

Bacela 4 or 5 - Musona 1

Erasmus 0 - majoro 0

Shakes Mashaba
posted: 2013-09-18 19:55:21

Julle speel kak bucs dats not how to play thats kak

true bucaneer
posted: 2013-09-18 19:56:48

What matters most is the 3 points my brother

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-09-18 19:59:17

Roger will not always be lucky to get one individual brilliance rescuing him......by now we know all teams will park a bus...........this happened even last season against the likes chimps & chippa united.

African Slayer
posted: 2013-09-18 19:59:26

23 shots at goal and 12 on target, mmhh Bacela was going to score atleast 1!

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