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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...

posted: 2014-04-05 15:16:17

Pirates will come back in August. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

bank robbers
posted: 2014-04-05 15:17:02

Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaks go jewa batho

KhosiNyce 01
posted: 2014-04-05 15:18:18

In VV we trust....

He's indeed a football genius.....

Mhlonishwa Jabz1Two3Cebz
posted: 2014-04-05 15:19:45

This was one of those boring games. A dark cloud is hovering over my Team 

KhosiNyce 01
posted: 2014-04-05 15:20:13

U will c it in August. Did the man not tell u ur dead till August?

posted: 2014-04-05 15:21:46

Ag shame poor rats

posted: 2014-04-05 15:22:18

VV is not the problem, It is the faceless people pulling the string around. They tell coaches what kind of football to play,sign players that coaches don't need. The are the ones engeneering coaches failure. They never take the blame for any of their decisions. When coaches are fired, they smile while welcoming the new one. You do as they say or you are fired. They are the absent chairman's eyes and ears! If Screamer is the director of football at orlando pirates, then he must take the blame for the state of affairs! New brains are needed here, not broerskap!

Mhlonishwa Jabz1Two3Cebz
posted: 2014-04-05 15:23:34

Loosetongue well said 

posted: 2014-04-05 15:26:39

Yehehehe yehehehehe yehehehe yehehehe yahahahaha yahahahahaha wuhuhuhuhuhu yehehehehe yohohoho yehehehehe yohohohoho.

Yo Iam laughing, Mubele boys. Come August you see a real Pierats

posted: 2014-04-05 15:28:18

Pirates is a big disappointment, big embarrassment....V.V is not good enough for pirates...gosh the guy doesn't seem to know what he's doing. This week he tries this player, that week he tries other players..geez its like the guy came to experiment in this team...am jc wondering what did Khoza see in this guy....RDS was way much better than VV...even Tinkler was better...at least we cud see that the guys were building a team, and this one is destroying the team...God have messy on us fans cz this is very stressing to us

posted: 2014-04-05 15:28:24

Yaa...sinister forces at play !!!!

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-04-05 15:29:47


posted: 2014-04-05 15:30:04

VV told all the RATS never to bother supporting this pathetic team this season.....he said.." SEE ME NOW SEE ME IN AUGUST"...why worry yourselves good people, your coach doesn't even like your LOGO...he just conceals it and folds his arms in shame....why bother?.....your team is like a BUFFET...every Dick and Harry want to EAT YOU....why bother?......start supporting your team earnestly in AUGUST please...and you'll be fine

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-04-05 15:30:15

friends with supersport united

posted: 2014-04-05 15:30:33

Ha mara this is worse now, do we still attribute this to d ACL? See u in August ratties

posted: 2014-04-05 15:30:54

And what foundation is that.

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-04-05 15:33:34

Fact: Khoza will one day, like Kaizer, regret ever hiring VV as a coach! Where is Matlaba? Where is Masuku? Where is Majoro? They all gonna end up like Nale and Mathebula. This man is bad news!

posted: 2014-04-05 15:34:12

Ronwen Williams exclusively Tweet me to give me the thumbs up, for telling him not to worry about Gorillas' defensive strikers!!!These Rodents are marvelous at keeping clean sheets....

posted: 2014-04-05 15:34:25

Thanks God to save Majoro,we thank you God and we ask you the Almighty to stop the evil spirits that is hunting your children and we ask you to stop this accidents,sekwanele

Khosi 4 Life

posted: 2014-04-05 15:36:10

Jay Bee  majoro in hospital, vv wants to look at all the players so as to rid offf dead wood, for next season. KC4L

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