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Premier Soccer League match report Orlando Pirates 1-1 Platinum Stars

Posted: 26 April 2014 Time: 14:18

Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by Platinum Stars on Saturday, with substitute Lennox Bacela cancelling out Siphelele Mthembu's first-half opener for Dikwena at Orlando Stadium.

In a League tie where Stars were unluckily denied a penalty late on, Pirates threatened first as Oupa Manyisa flashed a long-range effort wide in the opening exchanges.

Allan Freese's men, though, stole ahead in the 32nd minute when ex-Buccaneer Mthembu powerfully headed home a left-wing cross by Mduduzi Nyanda to give his side a 1-0 lead at the break.

Bucs had a great chance to equalise 10 minutes after the interval, but Daine Klate placed a rather tame shot in the area straight at Siyabonga Mpontshane, who saved in unorthodox fashion by sitting on the ball.

The Sea Robbers, however, drew level on the hour-mark as Bacela rose above Vuyo Mere to shoulder the ball in with his first touch after replacing Tlou Segolela three minutes earlier.

Bacela pounced from a yard out after Mpontshane failed to get on the end of a Klate corner. The delivery was flicked on by Issa Sarr to Stars teammate Tintswalo Tshabalala, whose miscued clearance found Bacela at the back post.

The visitors should have been awarded a spot-kick in the 82nd minute, but referee Kulasande Qongqo, who was perfectly positioned, waved play on after Nyanda was tripped by Happy Jele in the box.

Pirates then nearly snatched a stoppage-time winner but Mpontshane pulled off a superb acrobatic stop to foil Thabo Matlaba's powerful strike from distance.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-04-26 12:25:51


posted: 2014-04-26 12:36:06

mh nice starting line up by Ratties,I hope for em to not be poisoned

posted: 2014-04-26 12:51:58

Now it's time to have uninterrupted sex.. I'll see the outcome of this boring match on Monday (Die Beeld)..

Hey wait! Maybe I'll see it on July 31st aka August eve..

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-04-26 13:09:12

I don't understand this coaches! Why 5 midfielders while we battling to score? Makola a supporting striker? I feel sorry for erasmus n Majoro who will come on with 10min before match end n be expected to score while isolated. I give up on these coaches

posted: 2014-04-26 13:15:45

Sitokhala sgubhu semathwasa nyalo wota 5 o'clock utova wena

posted: 2014-04-26 13:35:28

Yoh rats r in sh*t

posted: 2014-04-26 13:37:51

Sasho sakhala sahuza kwaduma I orlando stadium sgubhu semathwasa

posted: 2014-04-26 13:41:56

mthembu LOL 

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-04-26 13:43:46

How are the underground citizens doing?

posted: 2014-04-26 13:49:38

What a weak team yoh vrt poor shame on u! Anheir supporters are campaining for sundunusa!!

posted: 2014-04-26 13:52:07

Ey these rats busy cheerleading for sundowns whilst they are in deep kak

posted: 2014-04-26 13:52:14

That's what they are busy doing this days, they turn their back on Pirates en support Sandunusa, what what happen if people they don't have strong roots

posted: 2014-04-26 13:54:47

Rats, even their fans are against them hahaha days are dark frnds are few sham on u

posted: 2014-04-26 14:04:19

I'm starting to doubt this fake cooch

Mthinayi Bugs Killer
posted: 2014-04-26 14:05:12

Is very painfully what is happening in Orlando.

posted: 2014-04-26 14:06:52

They lose concentrate to pirates they put the r focused sadunusa even pirates players they forget them self LMAO

posted: 2014-04-26 14:09:03

I said it before VV is not a type of a coach for Orlando Pirates. I surmise we'll never finish his contract with us. I don't like his philosophy on the field. Nonetheless, buccaneer for life till I become PRO

optical illusion
posted: 2014-04-26 14:11:37

As much as the rats don't want the khosi nation to win the league they themselves won't make top 8 if they loose today thell also loose against wits kwa kwa kwa foooooools aba shwe mxm


khosi lami
posted: 2014-04-26 14:12:49

And they out of the top 8 next season myb they should merge with dunusa n stop cheering them coz both teas will win shiiit this season come may

optical illusion
posted: 2014-04-26 14:13:03

Vv a duplicate of moyes lol killing rats slowly

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