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PSL: Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows

Posted: 22 December 2013 Time: 14:59

Orlando Pirates kept up their winning momentum in the League with a 3-1 win over Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium this afternoon.

Happy Jele got the opening goal of the match, before Gift Sithole equalised for the visitors two minutes later. Oupa Manyisa's brace, however, made sure of the much-needed points for Bucs.

Pirates took the lead in the 13th minute after some poor defending from Arrows. From a corner, Lucky Lekgwathi had a header on target saved by Ryan Harrison, but the keeper fumbled the ball and Jele hit home on the rebound.

Arrows immediately went in search of a reply, and were rewarded soon after, when Sithole headed home expertly from a corner kick.

The players and match officials took a water break midway through the first half owing to the soaring heat at Orlando Stadium on a typical summer afternoon. 

The interval proved consequential, as Pirates capitalised on Arrows' loss of concentration, when immediately from the restart Jele sent in a low cross which Manyisa slammed home from close range.

In the 52nd minute Sithole could have levelled for his side again, with another powerful header from a corner, but the ball was brilliantly parried over the bar by Meyiwa, who showed lightning quick reactions for the save.

Sifso Myeni was then denied a goal, after showing some wonderful footwork to lose his marker and releasing a snap shot inside the box, but Harrison made a good save from close range.

Then, deep into injury time, Daine Klate picked out Manyisa and, with Arrows defence all at sea, 'Ace' made it three with a simple finish.

The result takes Pirates to 11th on the log, while Arrows stay rooted to the bottom.

Full PSL table here

Livefyre comments on this story...

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-12-22 15:40:11

Pirates must sign 3 players ( 2 centerbacks n a right back to cover Jele) n close shop.

posted: 2013-12-22 15:40:51

I you are mad know. If have nothing to say, shut this verbal diarrhea of yours up.

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-12-22 15:44:01

This was a close game contrary to what chimps say n could have gone either way

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-12-22 15:46:41

The favouritism on Myeni will cost RDS

juju nation
posted: 2013-12-22 15:48:07

Have a happy Christmas nd new year Juju nation my God bless u nd ur family ......

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-12-22 15:51:43

Arrows are known for their carpet football n Pirates master capert football. U can't attack Pirates n come out alive..........ask Aces.

Tzozo (Rats are Double Trophyless)
posted: 2013-12-22 15:53:35

Over 30000 fans converged at MM stadium to watch the biggest team in the land romp to an easy 4-1 win (it should have been 4-0 or more).

On the other hand 3578 fans went to see Chibuku FC collect their mandatory 3 points from Arrows.

Tzozo (Rats are Double Trophyless)
posted: 2013-12-22 15:54:37

Over 30000 fans converged at MM stadium to watch the biggest team in the land romp to an easy 4-1 win (it should have been 4-0 or more).

On the other hand 3578 fans went to see Chibuku FC collect their mandatory 3 points from Arrows.

Tzozo (Rats are Double Trophyless)
posted: 2013-12-22 15:56:30

Chibuku FC will chase until they fall hard on their ugly faces. They can't afford to lose or even draw a single game. On the other hand the 3 points machine keeps marching on.

posted: 2013-12-22 15:56:40

We fill Moses Mabhida every time we there, not the half empty hogwash, KC hardly attracts 2500 at soccer city.

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2013-12-22 15:56:44

Telll us about chimps against amazulu at Fnb n compare the crowd to the one at Orlando

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2013-12-22 15:57:56


I see your team is picking up the momentum. If Downs fail to win the lig, maybe Pirates should take it though. Don't undermine the dark horses, Platinum Stars and Wits breathing behind us. We'll make sure that we beat the hell out of zebras on the 28/01/2014. My team is always disappointing.

K.I.C (Khosiologyst)
posted: 2013-12-22 15:58:52

This was All You Need Is Love Christmas edition....Toothy n Matto, have long agreed to this on Formula 1 in Montroose...they were watching the match on a 52 cm black n white TV, in that hotel room.

"I will be home in Johannesburg,stealing my daughter's Nestum & Purity" - Oupa Manyisa

posted: 2013-12-22 16:03:01

I'm sure that's your greatest achievement hearing what you want to hear from the fittest player in PSL.

K.I.C (Khosiologyst)
posted: 2013-12-22 16:10:08

Even a donkey is fit....

posted: 2013-12-22 16:24:24

Oupa Manyisa nuff said (un-retire #10 for this guy and hand him a 5year contract),,, Kermit 'GT500' Erasmus I see you boy, Kusazoba Mnandi la!

chiefs r crooks
posted: 2013-12-22 16:35:24

Bucs attract mo fans in Durban mo Dan dat team.oh by da way i hope dis is not one of RDS's false hope he's inflicting on us.i jst don't trust Roger anymore ...

Idiots hater
posted: 2013-12-22 16:41:01

Well done Bucs, come january Bucs will carry on taking one game at a time cz they have a catch up to do and believe me those who are temporarily sitting at the top they will feel the heat as OPFC are gunning for tht no.1 spot.Still Bucs.

deleted_24758828_deleted_24758828_Super Champ ( As
posted: 2013-12-22 16:42:21

True Champ, it's becoming too obvious.

posted: 2013-12-22 16:45:02

Treble champ "Superbrand" We've got young Gumede to cover Jele. Plus there's that clown Nzenga (forgot spelling). Time we looked at our development for cover since we still have Nsimbi as extra. My view, no signings necessary yet. RDS must just deliver thats all!!

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