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Orlando Pirates Bloemfontein Celtic PSL report

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...

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-12-20 19:49:01

Sangweni is no cow.....the problem is pirates way of defending. Always Mahamutsa n Sangweni are left to defend alone and therefore drawn out wide creating huge space in the middle. I again pirates has no wingers and central midfield to play this system

posted: 2014-12-20 19:49:23

Nangu u-Nyau! Nyau! Isthandwa sa-Mashaba esisangene....thers lot of Cows in da Rats Camp maan

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-12-20 19:49:55

@Scooco, Ohk then is erasmus assist.

posted: 2014-12-20 19:50:20

Scooco4khosination Lekgathi Jnr. LOL.

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-12-20 19:52:18

2-1 pirates r leading khosi, useshiko ke ushlalo wezihlalo

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-12-20 19:52:34

Ja they are both useless. Masuku's crossing is very poor....as for Makola eish he loses so much balls

posted: 2014-12-20 19:53:13

They exposing Mhlongo 4 nothing nje, coz he's trying

posted: 2014-12-20 19:54:23

Issa sarr must do his job phela to protect da vaxk 4

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-12-20 19:55:32

Eish i have been complaining about makola for too long now... . I dont c any good he does on the pitch....very poor

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-12-20 19:55:41


Dankie. Im scared, I'm sure they are on 60 points now!

posted: 2014-12-20 19:56:46

N Malume wabo u Gerald Raphahlela AKA "Mgababa"

posted: 2014-12-20 19:57:19

Nangu Gabuza

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-12-20 19:58:37

Gabuza for Majoro......uyahlanya eric plus he replaced erasmus with defender. What is a lone Gabuza gonna do? Pirates cnt defend a lead....we all know that defence is poor

posted: 2014-12-20 19:59:03

My home boy he's coming back here E-Ladysmith uzodla utshwala

Bucs Legend
posted: 2014-12-20 19:59:14

Majoro. .Shakes should have picked this boy

posted: 2014-12-20 19:59:18

Scooco4khosination Ha Ha Ha ha ha h aha! Awe Ma! iStep-father sabo uMJerere!!!

deleted_24758828_deleted_24758828_Super Champ ( As
posted: 2014-12-20 19:59:56

LOL, I see no way forward..

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-12-20 20:00:45

This boy is a star....he knows the net. That goal is a messi signature goal......hanging a standing keeper

posted: 2014-12-20 20:01:07

Treble champ "Superbrand" excellency

BokoHaram - Allah Agbhar
posted: 2014-12-20 20:01:49


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