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Pirates too good for fading Stars

Posted: 1 March 2014 Time: 21:15

Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars 2-0 in their Absa Premiership clash at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

It was Pirates’ second win on the trot after they defeated Mamelodi Sundowns away on Wednesday evening. As for Stars their battle to save their top-flight status continues as they are still second from bottom and separated by three points.
Bucs tested Stars keeper Tshepo Motsoeneng with a string of long range efforts and the ‘keeper illustrated he was up to the task with a couple of good saves.

In the fourth minute Khethowakhe Masuku unleashed an effort which Motsoeneng parried away.
Mozambican forward Helder Pelembe gave Motsoeneng some food for thought with a strong shot in the 17th minute but the Ea Lla Koto keeper responded with a well-timed save.
The first half wasn’t the most memorable by thought of the imagination and perhaps the hosts saved their energy for the second stanza.
Pirates went in front courtesy of former Stars player Matlaba in the 48th minute when he combined well with Makola and the former finished with ease past Motsoeneng.
Seven minutes later Bucs had their second goal. With the Stars defence all at sea, Pirates turned defence into attack and Makola punished his former side with a cool finish inside the box to make it 2-0 after he had fended off his marker.
Masuku then benefitted from a quick free kick his side took as they tried to take advantage of the slow Stars defence. The winger rattled the woodwork with a thunderbolt shot that had Motsoeneng beaten.

But Bucs saw the match out for their ninth league win of the season to go to fifth position on the log.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-03-01 20:48:11

We don't care what Pirates cows do.

Fantastics Rhino
posted: 2014-03-01 20:48:21

Kahle Kahle Orlando Pirates Players was Playing for VV to see them and they were Not playing for a Win but for Section when VV takes over as an Coach. Love & Peace. 

posted: 2014-03-01 20:49:34

We have 30 points from 17 games, 13 games remaining, we must get all those 39 points. Chimpanzees do you still support us like you did againts Downs, are you still KhosiJuju, speak chimpanzees

posted: 2014-03-01 20:54:42

Harambe  Get ALL 39 Points??? Heh banna!!

posted: 2014-03-01 21:00:19


posted: 2014-03-01 21:01:44

harambe, really now? 13 games in a row? pirates? swallows wil be waiting, u know u r their daily bread.... n I dnt wanna talk about chiefs

posted: 2014-03-01 21:02:30

I also miss Viera. I love seeing him play.

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-03-01 21:04:09

futsek njandini!

posted: 2014-03-01 21:04:20

Pie-rats have 2 Games in Hand...Let's assume, just for the fun of it,that they will win those 2 games, they will have 36 Points...Chiefs have 43 Points..Now mathematically is it possible that Pie-rats is still in the Race??? Ok, let me not get ahead of myself here, maybe they mean a race for 2nd Spot, or maybe a race to cement their Top8....The Next two games for Chiefs (Arrows - Win for Chiefs) Platinum Stars -Win for Chiefs) and for Pie-rats, (Tukkies- A Draw for Pie-rats), Moroka Swallows 3-2 Pie-rats)...Chiefs will collect maximum points in the next 3 Games, and there race will be completed.

posted: 2014-03-01 21:05:13

Izinto ziqal' ukulunga kancane kancane. And thanks to Tinkler for keeping that back four.

posted: 2014-03-01 21:06:10

If I was a Pirates fan I would be seriously concerned about two things.  1. While the bus was parked there were no answers.  2. Last 30 minutes they lost control of the midfield.  This against a team that was not asking any serious questions.  Solutions - The width should have been used effectively in the first half and the midfield should have dominated to the last whistle.  Not an inspiring performance I'm afraid. 

posted: 2014-03-01 21:07:40

as long as we dnt have gcaba in our team we wont concede. dankie mos bucs...

up da bucs*

posted: 2014-03-01 21:09:07

I saw a different OP the urgency is now der..... Is it bcos of VV??

posted: 2014-03-01 21:09:17

Why are you here commenting then?

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-03-01 21:10:08

amakhosijuju should focus on their own family business.

posted: 2014-03-01 21:13:45

Well done boys

Up the Bucs

posted: 2014-03-01 21:14:13

Givovo What a meaningless statement.  One player makes a team?  Or breaks a team?  Rubbish!

Siphiwo Lindie
posted: 2014-03-01 21:17:02

If u were not caring, u were not going to bother, commenting. U r a lier!!!!!!!

posted: 2014-03-01 21:17:48

3pts is all we nid well done mathambo now u making ma 2014 ayobaa

bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2014-03-01 21:18:51

Well done boys,up the log

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