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PSL Absa Premiership Match Report: Orlando Pirates 1-2 Moroka Swallows

Posted: 9 August 2014 Time: 19:43

Moroka Swallows edged Orlando Pirates 2-1 to grab an unlikely three points from Orlando Stadium in the Absa Premiership on Saturday night.

Pirates and Swallows were level at 1-1 at half-time thanks to a Lantshane Phalane drive and an Oupa Manyisa penalty.

Phalane's 30-yard shot took a big deflection off Siyabonga Sangweni before sailing past a stranded Senzo Meyiwa in the Pirates goal.

Pirates pulled level when Kermit Erasmus was fouled by Rudi Isaacs in the area and Manyisa beat Greg Etafia from the spot. But Lerato Chabangu had the last say, scoring a brilliant winner to snatch three points for the Birds.

A general theme of the first half saw the Buccaneers dominating possession and controlling the play until stout defending from Wits wins the ball back, trying to counter quickly.

Siyabonga Nomvete and co. were caught offside on a number of occasions, while Bucs created several chances after they pulled level but Erasmus and Daine Klate could not add to the scoreline, with Etafia in fine form to deny them.

Man of the Match Etafia was having an immense night in the Swallows goal and produced another vital save in the second half as Erasmus went one-on-one with him for the second time after being slipped on by Makola.

Makola, who was having a good game in general as he combined well with Erasmus, then missed a sitter from seven yards out as Erasmus put it on a plate for him, but with the ball taking a bobble, he could only shin it high and over the bar.

Then came the moment Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic was dreading as Swallows substitute Shere Lekgothoane broke down the left before crossing to another substitute, Chabangu, who smashed home a sublime winner.

Chabangu controlled the ball instantly before moving the ball quickly from his right to left foot, leaving Sangweni beaten and confused, and poking the ball with his left toe into the roof of the net.

Pirates threw Lehlohonolo Majoro on towards the end as they chased the game, and he had a very late penalty appeal waved away, but it was too little too late as Bucs were punished for several missed chances throughout the game.

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Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-08-09 18:38:24

Out of order....answer the question domkop!!!Are they using same team of last year?

posted: 2014-08-09 18:39:14

Watch out Maswaiswai! Pirates is about to hammer a nail on your coffin! If i was Mr Leon Price I'd advise Marquees to forfeit and go home!

posted: 2014-08-09 18:40:33

U sound like Julius Malema's kak....

posted: 2014-08-09 18:45:19

nthaudiwalekhosi  and the score is 1-0 to swallows

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:46:10

Erasmus is skillful, Bucs will win here.

posted: 2014-08-09 18:47:05

The BiG Spenders...llooooool

KAizer Chiefs for Life

posted: 2014-08-09 18:49:04

Dlula Bedlaala  did you see that  skilful erasmus missed the sitter with a keeper to beat.

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:52:12

Foul! Etafia is overstaying at birds. Now we are on par...

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 18:54:50

Sublime passing at Bucs! Iyoooooooo I love it !!!!

posted: 2014-08-09 18:55:25

@nthaudiwalekhosi u seem 2 be strugling in terms of grasping the answer i gave 2 Funky or is it bcz u wanted me to answer him stupidly,huh?.I hope now u see tht u are the 1 who is a "domkop" and as 4 ur record i really dont like being called a domkop especially by a domkop.

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-09 18:56:36

erasmus is a waste!!!!

posted: 2014-08-09 18:57:50

If Swallows don't check how that Cowkeeper Itafia has costed them

posted: 2014-08-09 18:59:36

Show me your number to klate by Mabalane

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-09 19:00:12

ditedu tsa oupa, tells you his age!

Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-08-09 19:01:54

He must be 47

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-08-09 19:04:12

when he plays football,he takes 27 years and leaves 20 years at home. lol

posted: 2014-08-09 19:06:06

A proudly South African Team playing for Pirates today...

Kaizer Chiefs For Life

posted: 2014-08-09 19:06:28

Siya stand up and lead man stop hoofing the ball be calm and collected

posted: 2014-08-09 19:06:50


posted: 2014-08-09 19:08:22

We do not win with big score margins, but we win fairly and we display gud futball. All I can say we will win this game.

Once and Always

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