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PSL Match Report: FS Stars 1-1 Pirates

Posted: 6 May 2014 Time: 19:30

Free State Stars salvaged a 1-1 draw with Orlando Pirates on Tuesday night, with on-loan striker Richard Henyekane netting a last-gasp equaliser at Charles Mopeli Stadium.

Henyekane beat the offside trap to score in the 90th minute after Ayanda Gcaba had given Pirates the lead against his former side.

It means Stars still trail Polokwane City in the safety of 14th spot by two points going into Saturday’s final round of fixtures, which sees Ea Lla Koto travel to Moroka Swallows and City make the journey to SuperSport United.

The game never lived up to any great heights and perhaps a point was a fair result as both sides battled to find their rhythm.

Henyekane should have given his side the lead in the first half when he almost scored twice in 10 seconds. First he found himself one-on-one with Senzo Meyiwa in the Pirates goal but saw his shot saved, and when the return ball came in he did not move quick enough to turn it into an empty net.

The opening goal finally came on 69 minutes and it was a poor one for Stars to concede. Khethokwakhe Masuku’s long ball was headed home by Gcaba, but Ayanda Mtshali in the home goal should never have been beaten in the air. 

It looked as though that was how it was going to finish until Henyekane raced clear to slip the ball past Meyiwa.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-05-06 20:01:46

We were denied by the fourth official, it was a poor game by Pirates though.

posted: 2014-05-06 20:12:55

This count for nothing...The focus now must be on the Nedbank Cup Final, period.

posted: 2014-05-06 20:17:32

and that free state goal was offside, anywhere, nedbank cup is ours

posted: 2014-05-06 20:17:41

I didn't even watch. I was Sundowns today. I don't care whether they lost 50-0 as long as Sundowns won.

posted: 2014-05-06 20:19:26

Or was it? Do you honestly care? They could have scored 20 offsides today I'm celebrating this important victory by Sundowns.

posted: 2014-05-06 20:21:27

We are Safe in the top 8

posted: 2014-05-06 20:22:39

what? .tt just said we still gonna have to fight 4 top 8, yeses come on guys what's this now? Please go out n win last game n secure 4th position or 5th so we can play aces in top 8 nd next season we dnt wanna see such a pathetic league campaign!

posted: 2014-05-06 20:42:40

Goodluck mabhakaniya ,win this nedbank cup ,it's sad for a big team not to win anything in a season like us.well done to motsepe boys u deserve it. K4l

posted: 2014-05-06 20:42:45

Thami101  no stress boss, pirates are confirmed to be in the top 8, the team at number 9 cannot go past 43 points

Mhlonishwa Jabz1Two3Cebz
posted: 2014-05-06 20:57:06

VV you need to man up this on and off performance are not cool at all, I demand consistency as of next season

posted: 2014-05-06 21:15:55


 oryt outhyam i hope that's the case infact now i wanna come  8Th so we can play dunudunu in top 8 so we can make it clear to them that we don't give a toss about them, we just prefered them rather than  chipmunks to win the league!

Double Champs.......
posted: 2014-05-06 21:46:47

mxm they are still stragling......

Pastor D
posted: 2014-05-07 02:15:48

That 'goal' was an offside by a mile. Who was that assistant ref official? nx. Anyway, it does not matter. Pirates will still finish fourth.

posted: 2014-05-07 03:54:58

ITs not bad at all we ur still safe in Top 8,Wht matters the most now is 2 WiN NEdbank.

thokozani wa bucs
posted: 2014-05-07 04:53:02

at least top eight finish

posted: 2014-05-07 05:51:36

We need a Coach next season Guys serious dis VV guy is not fr us!!A coach ike Stochkov wil do,b a deciplinarian doesn't mean u r a gud Coach

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-05-07 06:37:47

U just one of annoying fans what wrong has this coach done?....how long does a coach need before making an impact?

What has stochkov achieved as a coach?

VV has taken the team to the final of the Nedbank...and all u thinking of is mourning....same thing happen with RDS now we see that hasd we kept him we could have came close to wining the league ....

Stop mourning and support the team and coach

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-05-07 06:40:24

VV has promised that...what's the point of breaking legs for a league we cankt win....be clever man

Coach he is doing

Pirates fans must learn Pitso has now won the league and there was a time where he was losing games but luck came back for them and they won....

We need to support coaches

posted: 2014-05-07 06:57:17

Up the Bucs, I already hv a ticket for the Nedbank final

posted: 2014-05-07 07:02:27

Stupid substitution by VV...only one substitution was wise ther, Masuku for Klate...i dnt knw why dd VV change the defenders, substituting Jele in all defenders, and taking out Makola for a defender..what kinda stupidity was that? Were ur intentions to pack the bus? Since when do we pack the bus in Orlando? Ur substitition of Makola killed us bro...that goal came frm the central mid, 3 opponents were against 2 defenders, which shows that therez this opponent who was free in the mid since u took off Makola n he decided to add to the number of strikers n they got us..VV think maan we are relying on u here

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