The Best & Worst Of The Bucs Vs Tornado
Orlando Pirates' impressive start to 2015 continued, as they comfortably saw off Tornado FC 4-0 - but who were the best and worst performers on the night?
Despite the status of the opposition, coach Eric Tinkler named a strong line-up, signalling his intent on getting a big result. However, the Buccaneers were in first gear for most of the game.
Lennox Bacela made it two goals in two games, scoring the opener from the penalty spot, before Thandani Ntshumayelo bagged a brace, with Sifiso Myeni rounding off the scoring.
All this was done without the suspended Lehlohonolo Majoro and Oupa Manyisa, although Tornado never looked like threatening the Bucs defence.
The Three Best Performers on the night:
Thandani Ntshumayelo - Mainly known for his defensive work and keeping things simple, but the Pirates midfielder surprised many with his two goals on the night.
Lennox Bacela - Looks to be gaining confidence after netting another goal, and caused a few problems for the opposition defence.
Mpho Makola - With no Oupa Manyisa, Pirates looked to Makola for creativity in the middle of the park and he did not disappoint, he had a couple efforts on goal and set up Ntshumayelo's first goal.
Three Bucaneers Who Failed To Impress:
Kermit Erasmus - Not the best of nights for Kermit, brought in to replace the suspended Majoro but he hardly had efforts at goal.
Thabo Rakhale - Introduced in the second half but he did not have the desired impact, despite the scoreline.
Menzi Masuku - Given a chance to impress in the second half, he failed to take his opportunity and missed a sitter in the closing stages.
Who were your best and worst players against Tornado FC?