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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 14:13:18

Hhayy, I am starting to doubt thid VV of ours. Fatigue of no fatigue. This ship is sinking and top8 looks even more bleak. Is our valentine really the man to win us the league?????

khosi lami
posted: 2014-04-26 14:17:07

Point of correction he didn't he just took of where RDS left things n moyes took the tym while english camps

posted: 2014-04-26 14:18:32

r u stll talking ,lennox bacela

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-04-26 14:20:20


posted: 2014-04-26 14:32:36

Sundowns was once 9points behind your team chips and they managed to even overtake your team and u still say they're winning nothing? U deluding yourself boss

khosi lami
posted: 2014-04-26 14:43:46

True but they don't have titlle credentials bru I hope they win the game against SSU coz if they don't they won't play an easy Marizburg side

posted: 2014-04-26 14:51:12

Don't worry mabhakashushu Sundunusa will play for u nextweek I knw they will try to make u happy as usual

Yellow Skies
posted: 2014-04-26 14:59:55

Maar Pirates ke dimpya fela.they can't even win against a team that has lost their last 5 matches. They must just concentrate on their job of being our praise singers.

Yellow is the colour until until.

posted: 2014-04-26 15:02:16

Yellow Skies  look who's talking. Do not under estimate the power of bobsteak Brown envelope

posted: 2014-04-26 15:02:51

Yah neh! Kumnyama eOrlando.

posted: 2014-04-26 15:04:15

Khosi4Chiefs  aagh shame zebra I guesss you had to tone your statement down didn't you

posted: 2014-04-26 15:06:03

Mthembu would hv been involved in a car accident by tmrw if pirates had not equalize

posted: 2014-04-26 15:06:03

Khosi4Chiefs  and I wonder what it's like in abijan maybe I'll ask Mubele

posted: 2014-04-26 15:07:52

HectorKC4L  animals are really bitter for their own failures, aagh shame man.

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-04-26 15:08:43


posted: 2014-04-26 15:09:46

Penalty !!! Black envelopes again. I remember Miguel Gammondi's words. Someone is helping this thing into the top 8.


posted: 2014-04-26 15:11:57

we saw first hand the power of Mbele's black envelope, penalty not given.

K bhaka
posted: 2014-04-26 15:12:03

Waphapha, luck nyana oba lemolomo,kgane this team eraloka kae

posted: 2014-04-26 15:12:50

Magaya  Wait bro, your turn is coming you will be crying, If I were you I was going to be careful about what you are saying.

Gold kude kuyovalwa
posted: 2014-04-26 15:13:51

Penalty vele, shame I Pirates all the help they can get

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