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Posted: 5 April 2014 Time: 15:03

Bradley Grobler scored the only goal of the game as SuperSport United beat Orlando Pirates at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The first half was a mostly lethargic affair, with the players wisely conserving their energy in the hot afternoon sun.

SuperSport started stronger and had a strong penalty appeal in the 10th minute turned down by the referee. Oupa Manyisa was perhaps fortunate not to haveconceded a spot-kick with what seemed a trip on Lebogang Manyama.

The hosts came close to opening the scoring through Thuso Phala just before the midway point of the first half, but the winger was denied by a good save from goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

Pirates gradually established a foothold in the game and finally called Ronwen Williams into action in the 23rd minute when Kermit Erasmus shot from just outside the box – his effort resulted in a comfortable save for the keeper.

SuperSport then had their turn of good fortune when Edwin Gyimah’s clumsy two-footed lunge on Happy Jele in the area was deemed fair by referee Victor Hlungwane.

Williams produced an excellent save just before the break to touch Tlou Segolela’s shot onto the outside of his near post. 

Chances continued to be few and far between in the early part of the second half, but on 63 minutes the persistence of Enocent Mkhabela saw him break through three challenges before shooting on goal, but Meyiwa produced an excellent diving save to turn the ball away.

With 15 minutes to play Bucs made a double change to try and spruce up their attack, but it was the hosts who broke the deadlock moments later. Phala broke free down the right and fired in a low cross that Grobler turned home from close range.

Shortly thereafter Phala almost made it 2-0 with a shot from a tight angle, but Meyiwa made another excellent save to keep his side in the contest.

The United winger had another great chance on the counter attack in injury-time, but he pulled his shot wide of the far post.

Despite the defeat, Pirates remain in fourth spot, with SuperSport joining them on 37 points, but trailing on goal-difference.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Monatefontein
posted: 2014-04-05 14:48:09

These Zombies get beaten more than,the bible @ Methodis Church.Black is back indeed

HectorKC4L
posted: 2014-04-05 14:54:36

friends of supersport 1-0 Orlando Pirates (Grobler 75')

kaizer chiefs' fan for life

Lumbarr
posted: 2014-04-05 14:54:40

Vv wont reach august

Fanstics Rhino
posted: 2014-04-05 15:00:09

I told them that Kuzanyiwa eOrlando this Season and they think we Amakhosi Amahle we are Mad. Love & Peace. 

Sebata
posted: 2014-04-05 15:00:35

Mubele!!!! Shout that out u might feel better

makanaka
posted: 2014-04-05 15:04:58

Did I hear any rattie saying Mubeleeeeeeeeee?

lollies
posted: 2014-04-05 15:05:00

Don't worry bucs pay de muti man things will be ok,look what happened to majoro's accident U will loose players through accidents

PhiweKhoza
posted: 2014-04-05 15:07:01

Pirates is always sinking.

Loosetongue
posted: 2014-04-05 15:07:52

Pirates must stop playing this usless brand of football! Passing the ball aimlessly without attacking the oppositions goals. Is that good football or just loosers football? VV must be giveng the privilage of assebling his own bench, Usless and ambitionless Tebogo,Tinker and failed coach Screamer must pack up and go! The usless and brainless chairman can use them at his youth academy. VV must sign a good attacking middelfielder! This manyisa & ntshumayelo must seat on the bench. They spend much time playing in his own half!

Lumbarr
posted: 2014-04-05 15:08:13

This looks very nasty. I wouldnt wish this for any soul. Jerrr

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-04-05 15:08:16

Holiday FC

harveyfuqua
posted: 2014-04-05 15:08:29

VV at least by now you know that 1 striker doesn't work.

KaboYellow4lyf
posted: 2014-04-05 15:08:55

Loool...shame Hard luck bhakajuju lami our new friendz

PhiweKhoza
posted: 2014-04-05 15:10:39

Losers FC aka Orlando Pirates.

PhiweKhoza
posted: 2014-04-05 15:11:09

bunch of losers.

deleted_35977595_sibongile mgwali
posted: 2014-04-05 15:11:11

VV is our deployee in pierats and they will continue to be a buffet

skwayTHEghost
posted: 2014-04-05 15:12:35

vv now you are starting to get into ma nerves now what are you up to coz i do not see your pattern here!!

02Leoza
posted: 2014-04-05 15:14:07

One 4 tswane giants one 4 de Soweto giants l8r... Love nd peace. Eish mare dis team its suffering there ws once joy wen thy get beaten ah now de fylin is mutual...

Loosetongue
posted: 2014-04-05 15:14:13

When Krol was around people some idiots where complaining that they want good entertaining football! Is this the entertainment that you were talking about? Passing the ball around and taking forever to reach the opposition's half whiles they are busy closing you down and you end up frustrated! Did you see how quickly Supersport attacked? That is winning kind of football. You don't get points for keeping possession. Football is not boxing!

Sebata
posted: 2014-04-05 15:15:27

These things are dead, fifi fifi!

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