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Tuks steal three points from Bucs

Posted: 8 March 2014 Time: 17:42

A late goal from Thabo Mosadi secured University of Pretoria a 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Buccaneers dominated the match and will feel aggrieved at the result, but their inability to convert pressure into goals was capitalised on by a determined and well-organised AmaTuks team, who have now recorded three successive league victories.
 
Pirates created an early chance for striker Helder Pelembe, with Khethowakhe Masuku’s seventh-minute free kick finding the Mozambican striker free at the far post but his diving header went wide of the target.
 
Just before the quarter hour mark Masuku almost caught out Washington Arubi with an effort on goal from a long-range free kick, but the Tuks goalkeeper was able to backpedal and tip the ball over the crossbar.
 
The visitors dominated the first half, but struggled to create clear-cut chances. On 38 minutes they teed up Oupa Manyisa to shoot on the edge of the box, but the midfielder’s effort deflected off Junior Sibande and flashed just wide of Arubi’s right-hand post.
 
The half ended with the teams locked at 0-0 and it took nearly 20 minutes of the second stanza before another shot on target arrived. Sifiso Myeni pulled a ball back from the left by-line and substitute Joseph Malongoane got onto it, only to see his effort denied by a good save from Arubi.
 
Pirates stand-in coach Eric Tinkler (who will relinquish control of the team now that Vladimir Vermezovic has been granted a work permit) was not afraid to ring the changes in an effort to spruce up his team’s attack, throwing on both Kermit Erasmus and Lennox Bacela from the bench.
 
With just under a quarter hour to play the visitors created a decent opportunity for midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo, who arrived late to meet a left-wing cross at the far post, but he only succeeded in hitting the side netting.
 
On 83 minutes Kermit Erasmus had a clear sight of goal but put his left-footed shot over the target. It was a miss Pirates immediately regretted, as AmaTuks went up the other end to score completely against the run of play.
 
A long ball from Arubi’s goal kick was flicked on by Mpho Matsi and Thabo Mosadi beat Meyiwa to the ball with a neat touch that sent the ball skipping into the vacant net, handing University of Pretoria a shock win.

Livefyre comments on this story...

ChiefsTheOnlyBigThreeClubWithoutStar
posted: 2014-03-10 08:48:38

Tinkler and De Sa is one and the same thing "stupid tactically", if i was VV i was going to appoint my own assistant coaches. Playing with one striker against a team with a bus parked was not a solution for Tuks game.

Why play with 4 defenders when Tuks had everyone defending except one striker(at times) upfront? 

 Matlaba could have been pushed to play as a left winger or second striker to add more numbers upfront.


Sarturday's loss is due to Tinkler's tactical bankrupt.


Makola was tired in the beginning of the second half, why didn't he replaced Makola with Erasmus/Bacela at that time rather than waiting until lat 10 minutes of the game?


This Molangoane guy i dont know what he does on training that Segolela cannot do. Ever since that final where we played Platinum Stars and he missed with a net on his mercy he is yet to recover from that, it showed again on the weekened that he lacks self belief. VV should bring our own Mgijimi (segolela) he is better than the wingers we have.


Masuku is so inconsistent that he deserves to play for black leopards, he is hot this game the next he is so dissapointing, the less to say about Myeni. Is Myeni better than Erasmus? since Tinkelr and his friend (De Sa) prefer to play Myeni as the second striker. How many attempts did he made ever since been deployed to this second striker role?


Where is Majoro? Is Myeni better than a half fit Majoro in that position?


VV could have been allowed to be on the bench maybe his presence could have ignite something to the players and maybe we could have won that game.


ticoMP
posted: 2014-03-11 09:11:43

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ticoMP
posted: 2014-03-11 09:12:19

stainlesssteel  OLD SONG

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