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PSL match report: Platinum Stars vs Orlando Pirates

Posted: 16 December 2013 Time: 15:11

After a first-half blitz Orlando Pirates got the revenge they were looking for with a 3-0 win over Platinum Stars today.

Goals from Thandani Ntshumayelo, Oupa Manyisa and Dlaine Klate, all scored in the first half-hour of the game, went some way in restoring Pirates' pride, after their two cup final losses to Dikwena this season.

Stars were never in the game, lacked their usual intensity and were comfortably second best against a rampant Pirates, who were inspired by Kermit Erasmus up front.

Bucs might have been ahead inside two minutes when Ayanda Gcaba headed over the bar from Manyisa's cross, but they did not have to wait long for their opener.

Sifiso Myeni played in Erasmus with a great ball and the latter crossed to the back post for Ntshumayelo to turn home.

Erasmus then had the ball in the back of the net, but it was wrongly ruled out for offside.

Pirates soon did have their second though, Manyisa scoring after Erasmus found space on the left and provided an excellent square-ball for the midfielder to turn home.

Klate made it 3-0 with another fine move and again Erasmus was the provider. His run terrorised the Stars defence and he then laid on the perfect ball into the path of Klate to side-foot past Siyabonga Mpontshane in the home goal.

The unlucky Erasmus came close to a goal when he was played one-on-one with Mpontshane, but his poked effort at goal was blocked by the goalkeeper and eventually trickled just wide.

Next up for Pirates is a meeting with University of Pretoria at Orlando Stadium on Thursday, while Stars will finish their 2013 programme with an away trip to Ajax Cape Town on Saturday night.

Livefyre comments on this story...

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2013-12-16 14:34:26

khosivic there was no soccer for the whole week,suphapha

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2013-12-16 14:37:37

its Myeni who is destroying Platinum,just look closely

posted: 2013-12-16 14:37:49

Once nd always!!!

posted: 2013-12-16 14:40:20

I know it hurts when we win thats why they are not updating

posted: 2013-12-16 14:44:13

Dnt worry Dikwena u kill them already, there is still tears fo 2 finalz.

posted: 2013-12-16 14:44:51

Our match officials are useless when it comes to protecting our players against nasty tackles! Platinum players are getting away with murder!!!!!

posted: 2013-12-16 14:50:24

Robert Ngambi 5 fouls, no yellow card. Win!

posted: 2013-12-16 14:54:51

second half is boring.... they cant even complete 5 passes

posted: 2013-12-16 15:18:31

Dikwena didn't give their best in this game

posted: 2013-12-16 15:28:17

Well done to rats for keeping Rodger de sa hopes alive

posted: 2013-12-16 15:34:03

Ok coach give credit where is due

Mriyo (Moving To Discows)
posted: 2013-12-16 15:37:27

We know our players better dan RDS,we cald for Kermit n to put Bacela,Tlou n Myeni on da bench.almost worked fine bt Myeni still useless.i cant celebrate this though coz no achievmnt yet

posted: 2013-12-16 15:41:34

Thank you boys thank you with that three points

posted: 2013-12-16 15:42:49

So What ? Its only 3points ! They are still silver 'galaxy'stars !

posted: 2013-12-16 15:43:38

mxm when it matters the most we fail. Wont celebrate shiit!

posted: 2013-12-16 15:45:05

Jealousy will make you nasty

posted: 2013-12-16 15:45:47

does the problem lie with the players of Orlando Pirates or the coach? WHY THE SAME PLAYERS WON THE GAME THIS TIME?

The General Soccer Dude
posted: 2013-12-16 15:48:29

We just wrapped it up in 30 minutes.... Well done Bucs. Forward we go!!

posted: 2013-12-16 15:50:10

Ok coach no tactics to day pure burst attack from OP

posted: 2013-12-16 15:51:30


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