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Orlando Pirates v Bidvest Wits

Posted: 13 September 2014 Time: 19:44

Bidvest Wits were unlucky to go down 1-0 to Orlando Pirates in a Premiership match on Saturday night.

An own goal scored by a deflection off goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez from a Siyabonga Sangweni shot six minutes from time saw the Buccaneers walk away with all three points at Orlando Stadium.

The result sees Pirates up to third on the table with 11 points while Wits dropped to fourth place with ten points.

It was not the best display of football by either side, especially the second half which produced very little in terms of goalmouth action.

The match did get off to a positive start with both teams on the attack early on.

In the third minute Sibusiso Vilakazi met a right wing cross, but he saw his ten-yard header brilliantly saved by the fingertips of Senzo Meyiwa.

A minute later Pirates had their first effort on goal when Kermit Erasmus broke through on goal, but was stopped in his tracks by Fernandez.

In the 22nd minute Wits should have taken the lead when Sameehg Doutie played Getaneh Kebede in behind the Buccaneers defence with pin-point pass, but fired inches over the crossbar from ten-yards out.

Pirates suffered a bit of a setback on the half hour mark when Thandani Ntshumayelo had to leave the field injured and was replaced by Daine Klate.

That took the sting out of the game a bit as the teams entered the break all-sqaure.

The second half was a poor affair with both teams guilty of wasting possession and consequently chances on goal were few and far between.

The game looked to be heading for a stalemate before an unfortunate incident saw Fernandez put the ball into his own net.

Siya Sangweni unleashed a 24-yard thunderbolt that struck the right-hand post and then into the back of a diving Fernandez and over the goalline, 1-0.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-09-13 19:48:30

Erasmus did not offer anything...Lets see what Major can do. 

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-13 19:58:29

Hahahaha these old goalies mara....lol

posted: 2014-09-13 19:58:47

Insimbi ngyayazi

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-13 20:02:42

You have to love Majoro....he loves being in the kitchen....always thinking abt the goal

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-09-13 20:02:54

Manyisa is turning into a Myeni, a grazing cow!

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-13 20:04:56

Eish Jele ndoda you need to real wotk hard we don't have another strong right back

posted: 2014-09-13 20:08:32


posted: 2014-09-13 20:08:47

ref is the man of the match

posted: 2014-09-13 20:11:13

No player is always on top of hs game

posted: 2014-09-13 20:11:18

I repeat, Bidvest Chiefs is OUR DAILY BREAD, dankie Nsimbi.

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2014-09-13 20:11:43

I hope the good Sir is taking notes here. The best way to beat pirates is to attack them. Don't sit back, immediately when you sit back you invite these pests to come at you and they start changing gears at will. Once they do that they run at you non-stop.

We must NOT sit back against them, we just cannot afford to, otherwise an infestation will be all over Moses Mabhida.

posted: 2014-09-13 20:12:51

Jay Bee How many games has ace played this season?

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-13 20:13:00

Just like Yeye has been in 3 previous seasons

posted: 2014-09-13 20:13:03

Fumigator  the so-called three towers will be park next week.....you cant attack Pirates, that's suicide

posted: 2014-09-13 20:14:28

is sundowns stil in the psl yooooooh havnt heard abt it for ages

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-09-13 20:14:29

Definitely not the prettiest games but I'm taking this 3 points and run fast. We needed the 3 points badly and we got it. So for me this is a great result. 3 points in the bag. Wits has replaced arrows as our whipping boy. Once and always bucs.

posted: 2014-09-13 20:14:53

Shu, scrap performance but atleast we got the points. Why did we only come alive in last 12minutes or so rowen deserves motm.

Ill be happy to be within 4 points of no 1 after 10 games.

posted: 2014-09-13 20:15:03

Pirate's goal shouldn't count.Fernández was offside. Tl tl tl tl tl tl.

I love it.Pirates can thank man of the match referee.

posted: 2014-09-13 20:15:11

Scrappy game from next door. i see you guys moved from tiki taka to park and build on counter..but it's the points that count. .Well done


posted: 2014-09-13 20:15:33

Ys I thnk parking d bus against bucs is a bit safe dn to attack cz if u attack bucs dn u wl b exposed ask sundunu

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