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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...

BucsSAGalaxy
posted: 2014-03-01 21:27:33

up the bucs, climbing up the ladder to where we belong

XFuxTheSpot
posted: 2014-03-01 21:29:18

wow Pirates actually played well tonight, they played with confidence, its as if they have regained their self-belief, really great to see 

skhura
posted: 2014-03-01 21:35:09

Mbhakaniya y lo coach ethatha iskhathi ukwenza substitutions

Agent Provocateur
posted: 2014-03-01 21:37:33

Some idiots who support Chiefs were predicting relegation of bhakajuju. I am sure they see it happening.

Joedirt3
posted: 2014-03-01 21:41:08

We welcome the 3 points, slowly we getting there. Still lots of work to do though... 


Makola, keep working hard boy,I like. 


Matlaba, the best left back in the league at the moment. 


Jele, what a player.. 


Ace, haha you just make football look so easy... 

Joedirt3
posted: 2014-03-01 21:42:05

Agent Provocateur  They were being absolutely ridiculous... 

BongiMaxPhakathwayo
posted: 2014-03-01 21:42:10

Come end of the season , we will see how the PSL Log Table would be.

Mandlenkosi Nkabinde
posted: 2014-03-01 21:49:29

Jsbulani nje the better boys are coming for you

Mbongz
posted: 2014-03-01 21:51:56

This rodents are now running naked here, anisethusi ngalutho You bloody Chassing Packs. The race is over, isinamuva li..........izagila (Qedela wena). The League is home & dusted, K4L - Living The African Dream.

Mbongz
posted: 2014-03-01 21:54:50

Waphupha emini kangaka unesilonda yini sizokuphuphutha???

Mbongz
posted: 2014-03-01 21:56:09

You're getting there, where raty???

Mbongz
posted: 2014-03-01 22:01:49

Seningaze nijabule kangaka benishaya inyoka efile, mxmm rats don't cease 2 amaze me. Ngifuna ukunishaya (3) - (0) nino VV nihlangene with that Overrated CowJoro. Watch d space.

Joedirt3
posted: 2014-03-01 22:01:52

Mbongz  Where we belong Panzee...

Mbongz
posted: 2014-03-01 22:07:06

@Joedirt3 - Ok @ 2nd Best (Silver Medal Specialist) rodent, seemingly draught is back at Gayfair - Do you remember Cupless 10yrs

Joedirt3
posted: 2014-03-01 22:11:04

Mbongz  Very well, but you do remember double-treble right? Don't right us off just yet. 

timotheushochobeb
posted: 2014-03-01 22:20:36

These two boys;Makola and Masuku just need to be guided properly and they will deliver.We r now starting to c y they were signed initialy.

VV MUST NRTR THESE TALENTS WITH CRE.

Sika1
posted: 2014-03-01 22:56:25

Pirates still has 39 points to fight for, stop deluding yourself saying the league is over, in your dreams Mbongz, pirates will defeat your Zebras and you wilk kak your pants when you see that gap deminishing in front of your zebra nose

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-03-01 23:45:57

Good and welcome 3 points, the lads are putting it together very well and we're moving up steadily. But myeni! Nxa tinkler is always leaving this guy on but sub players better than him. He disappeared for long periods in the game but was somehow only subbed in the 80 something minutes, Nxa this guy must pull up his socks big time or taste the stands, we can't have passengers in our team, every player needs to be committed by giving 100%. Making subs at the right time seems to be Tinkler's only weak point. He should have brought on Moloangwane for a tiring masuku and erasmus for myeni (don't get why myeni plays instead of erasmus, insane). So other than failed subs tinkler is doing a great job. Chiefs fans are you watching! The pearl is slowly but surely turning the corner and approaching fast. Once and always bucs.

mosuweelias
posted: 2014-03-02 00:10:22

Welldone boys u deserve dat 3 points mike ask Jomo what's up down there its not easy to come back

Fantastics Rhino
posted: 2014-03-02 00:17:08

Kahle Kahle Orlando Pirates is Fighting for Position What? Couse the wont Find the Gold and Black Khosinatio in this League NOMAKANJANI. Love & Peace. 

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