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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...

posted: 2013-12-23 06:19:19

Who is the trend setter between the two, pirates played in three cup finals and lost them all, PS played in two cup finals against the same team and won them all?

posted: 2013-12-23 06:25:11

Manyisa, the best midfielder in the country. If he continues like this he will definitely be the 2013/14 PSL player of the season. Well done team, you are still the best in the country.

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posted: 2013-12-23 06:29:09

PhiweKhoza you are at sea when it comes to trndsetting don't hate on Pirates be a sportsman and you will broaden your understanding

the BUCS has made playing in the Champions League a fashion hit in the PSL & we won back to back TREBBLES never been done and that is trendsetting my friend

posted: 2013-12-23 06:34:18

Is there any cup you defending or you are defending cups you won three seasons ago? Did that mean you don't have to win anything for years to come? Those cups were won after 10 years of drought.

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posted: 2013-12-23 06:40:47

PhiweKhoza I am afraid to go toe to toe with you I will obviously lose this one  I thought I was clarifying a point about what is trendsetting you did not know what it means and I thought I could help

posted: 2013-12-23 07:00:00

Watch the space, Manyisa will be Pirates top goal scorer this season. The last time a striker was a top goal scorer at Pirates it was in the days of Manyathela.

posted: 2013-12-23 07:12:48

Most of chimpazees r dumb bt wena mr khoza u r worse

posted: 2013-12-23 07:26:37

dlisa ... jst know some players wil remain sparing patners. Yo subs wil cost us bucs dlisa. Avb is fired for leaving defoe adebayor out and for turning paulino into a striker. Whers mbuyane dlisa. Hv u seen lekgwathi dlisa. Thanks to de results minded bucs players ... bucs is going up de bucs

posted: 2013-12-23 08:37:24

FootballMania did McCarthy not top Pirates charts?

posted: 2013-12-23 08:45:32

Pirates are the best in your heart and not in SA.

posted: 2013-12-23 08:52:25

And I love the worst trend you set of late.

posted: 2013-12-23 09:06:23

PhiweKhozaDo want us to provide evidence

posted: 2013-12-23 09:08:14

up the bucs

Bhakabhaka 123
posted: 2013-12-23 09:09:14

PhiweKhoza Try to understand trendsetting and remove your hatred

posted: 2013-12-23 11:01:17

FootballManialol Even Lucas Thwalagot the award some time lol.

posted: 2013-12-23 11:02:48

Manyisa on fire for Bucs again but he puts Jali's picture - ja ne

posted: 2013-12-23 11:03:29

Cowditer we dont want to see this Pathetic trend setting team that has gone to Finals and brought back a tremble of Silver Stars

posted: 2013-12-23 13:02:37

He's starting to play more like Tso Vilakazi, scoring those important goals

posted: 2013-12-23 13:08:38

Orlando Pirates is back with big guns. Viva Manyisa,Quinton Jele,viva

posted: 2013-12-23 13:57:16


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