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Posted: 20 December 2014 Time: 19:28

A first half goal by Lehlohonolo Majoro and a deflected second-half strike by Kermit Erasmus gave Orlando Pirates all three points against Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

The 2-1 victory takes the Buccaneers to fourth place with 26 points, while Clinton Larsen’s men – for who Lerato Lamola scored – are 10th with 20 points.

Siwelele started like a house on fire and could have been two up after 10 minutes. First Hellings Mhango was played in on goal but, just before he was about to pull the trigger, Mpho Makola took the ball off his foot.

Soon after Mukuka Mulenga cut through Bucs’ defence, but Brighton Mhlongo pulled off a fine save as he tipped the ball around the post for a corner.

Against the run of play, Pirates got the opener on 13 minutes when a beautiful through-ball allowed Majoro to race through on goal and execute an exquisite chip which gave Patrick Tignyemb no chance.

Erasmus almost added a second straight away, but this time the goalkeeper was up to the task and pulled off a good save.

Celtic continued to press for an equaliser, and it came in the 44th minute following a lightning quick counter-attack to which Lamola put the finishing touches.

Pirates came out desperate to restore their lead, and the goal did eventually come on 67 minutes. Erasmus connected with Patrick Phungwayo’s cross from the left, but his shot was going wide, only for Bevan Fransman to deflect the ball into his own net.

A few minutes later Erasmus nearly caught Tignyemb napping with a curler, but it deflected narrowly wide for a corner. 

Thabo Rakhale’s introduction provided more headaches for the Celtic defence, but ultimately the two goals were enough for the Buccaneers to end a very tough year on a positive note.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Eric Tinkler
Formation: four four two

AWAY: Bloemfontein Celtic

Coach: Clinton Larsen
Formation: four three one two

Livefyre comments on this story...

BokoHaram - Allah Agbhar
posted: 2014-12-20 19:26:38

Fearless points - 46

Rats - 23

23 + 23 = 46

This is a deep hole for any rat

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-12-20 19:27:24


TSHEPO "locksmith" MASILELA.....

posted: 2014-12-20 19:29:39

jele need to be demoted to the bench.....

posted: 2014-12-20 19:29:51

ths is the year to forget with all the sad things which had happened for the bucs...oh

posted: 2014-12-20 19:31:04

The truth must be told,mpumalanga was robbed,

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-12-20 19:32:07


Go and open a case!

posted: 2014-12-20 19:32:11

masuku and makola i still say they are not bucs players , they will be good in other teams maybe.

posted: 2014-12-20 19:34:34


posted: 2014-12-20 19:35:28

@yellowman4,if u think there is a case of robbery against Aces,go to the nearest police station and open a robbery case.

posted: 2014-12-20 19:35:44


Siwelele Brigadier
posted: 2014-12-20 19:36:47

This things a making a noise with their stinking vuvuzelas

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-12-20 19:36:48

Issar has been sent to the cleaners, hahahaha, useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo

posted: 2014-12-20 19:36:53

Noisy_one He must go to the nearest hell if he cnt find police station

posted: 2014-12-20 19:38:55

@chief inspector,well said Khosi.he can go open a case

posted: 2014-12-20 19:39:04

Ai! Ai! Sangweni pure pure pure Cow! Cow! Cow! Moo! Moo! Moo....kwaaaaaa

BokoHaram - Allah Agbhar
posted: 2014-12-20 19:42:13

That ball frm rustmas was not goal bound. Sorri fransman.

posted: 2014-12-20 19:42:54

@thephefeni,or he can ask Afriforum to assist him

posted: 2014-12-20 19:44:46

What kind of robbery are you talking wena swine flu pandemic?

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-12-20 19:46:08



posted: 2014-12-20 19:48:22

@yellowman4 is this a robbery?

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