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Posted: 18 January 2014 Time: 15:02

Orlando Pirates dominated possession and chances, but it was SuperSport United who emerged as 2-1 victors at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Buccaneers had by far the better of the 90 minutes, but goals from substitutes Mame Niang and Dino Ndlovu - on debut - handed Matsatsantsa the three points.

Happy Jele scored a fortuitous goal in time added on, but it proved no more than a consolation.

Pirates had four corners inside the first 10 minutes and continued to dominate throughout the half as the Tshwane side all but defended.

Thandani Ntshumayelo's effort was wide off target in the sixth minute, before Andile Jali played a through ball but Kermit Erasmus' tame effort didn't even hit the target when a better option could have been to release the ball to Oupa Manyisa to his left.  

A minute later and Daine Klate's cross found Sifiso Myeni in the box and he hit a left-footed shot, but Ronwen Williams was equal to the task.

In the 34th minute Jali's long-range effort from outside the box couldn't beat Williams, who was quick off the mark to push it away for a corner.

Edwin Gyimah, who had been fouled by Ntshumayelo in the 18th minute and received medical treatment, was forced to eventually come off in the 36th minute, with Morne Nel taking his place. 

Erasmus hit the bar with the last effort of the first half with Williams well beaten.  

Pirates started the second half in much the way they finished the first stanza.

However, they were made to pay for fluffing their chances when Niang, who replaced Mathebula at the start of the second half, rose highest to connect a cross from Sibusiso Khumalo, burying it on the rebound after Meyiwa parried his header onto the upright.

And rather than defending their lead, SuperSport coach Cavin Johnson opted to add more men in attack with debutant Ndlovu replacing Chenene.

The move was a masterstroke as 10 minutes after coming on, Ndlovu benefited from another Khumalo cross for a free header to double the visitors’ lead.

Roger de Sa reacted by bringing on new sigining Helder Pelembe for Ntshumayelo in the 68th minute and Lennox Bacela taking Erasmus' space in the 75th minute, but Bucs still found the going tough in front of goal.

Bacela's free header from a cross by Khethowakhe Masuku in the 84th minute was off target, though at the death Pirates finally found the back of the net through Jele. Mor Diouf tried to clear, but only succeeded in kicking it into the defender, with the ball going into the back of the net.

But it proved no more than a consolation as SuperSport hung on for the three points which lifts them to fourth place, while Pirates remain 11th, though with five games in hand.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-01-18 13:09:12

nd subs?

posted: 2014-01-18 13:10:36

10,000 expected fans in a 50,000 stadium capacity?.. Mathematically that means it's a 20% turn out..

"Ayikho lento.." Jali

Mongi pirates
posted: 2014-01-18 13:11:36

What abt subs

TikaTeka - 007
posted: 2014-01-18 13:13:26

As Senzo mr lubumbashi Meyiwa throws the ball to the greatest captain of our time Lucky phindamzala Lekgwathi who exchanges passes with ingubo mr Khabalenja Roi Mahamutsa the comforter who pushes it to umfana wama festival Thabo who can transform u Matlaba who switches play to umsindisi wamabhakaniya Happy people Magents Jele who pushes the ball to the lions dan AJ15 umhlekazi ongenakubhubha The lion King Jali malume starring who exhanges passes with Thandani umshumayeli ongenasonto ntshumayelo aka Bibo who passes the ball to the great Dane umatatazela DK7 the legend himself who switches play to Sfiso Nsunda Myeni mr gone in 60 seconds who dribbles past 2 defender and gives a through pass Kermit Romeo Erasmus mr 95 himself the Romeo of football mr South Africa who dribbles past 1 defender and gives a one on one pass to the best player in South Africa the most humble of them all Oupa Aceeeeeee Manyisaas the crowd shouts #acccceeeeeeeee who chips the ball over the keeepeer with ease and its a Goalllllllllllllllllllll......

Tika Teka

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-01-18 13:21:13

Pelembe and Ndlovu on the bench for the two teams, hope we get to see what they can do...

posted: 2014-01-18 13:25:23

@Tiki Teka - Nice one Bhakaniya.. But now you can press pause & put the joystick down.. The game's about to start.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-01-18 13:35:51

Eish RDS we want Dauda...not Senzo....

Or than that...good line up...put Phelembe second half

posted: 2014-01-18 13:41:00

@Click The Glamour hahahahahahahaha abuti you made my day "press pause put the joy sticks down"

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-01-18 13:46:09

Myeni...careless at times....

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-01-18 14:05:17

Pirates boys know how to play football...pity this Williams is so good

thando we khosi
posted: 2014-01-18 14:06:58

Wat a weak match tjeeeeeer

posted: 2014-01-18 14:24:20

Yerrrr.. Supersport ilahle so?? Wish they were playing against us.. I'm telling you it would've been 3-0 by now with a Musona brace.. Ask Amazulu.. Tjo!

posted: 2014-01-18 14:25:27

The sooner we convert our chances the better, otherwise we will regret....

I still have some hope,,,,,, hope another striker can be unleashed.....

fortune_ COWloba
posted: 2014-01-18 14:51:19

thats wot happens when u approach every game with the same tactics,same line-up,predictability ,so it will be easy to plan against u..........how many times did we tell u Roger bout Senzo?

posted: 2014-01-18 14:53:17

Ayanda Gcaba must go......

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-01-18 14:54:17

Click click baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang! !!!!!

posted: 2014-01-18 14:57:39

Same song again.....ayanda Gcaba must go.....he doesn't even bother just simply jump to defend....

thando we khosi
posted: 2014-01-18 14:59:49

Lmao tjeeeer supersport yayidla pie ratz kwaaAaa kuphi khona

posted: 2014-01-18 15:04:37

Unleash majoro de sa

KhosiNyce 01
posted: 2014-01-18 15:04:53

SSU 2-0 Orlando Bennet

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