Register Login Scores

Bucs Suffer Embarrassing Loss At Mbombela

Absa Premiership

Result: SuperSport United 3-0 Orlando Pirates

Date: 14 August 2019

Venue: Mbombela Stadium

Orlando Pirates endured another difficult night at Mbombela Stadium after suffering a 3-0 defeat to SuperSport United in the Absa Premiership.
The Buccaneers made three changes from their league opening victory over Bloemfontein Celtic, with Justice Chabalala, Fortune Makaringe and Gabadinho Mhango the new faces in the line-up. Meanwhile, Thembinkosi Lorch was named on the bench for the first time this season.
There was a brief delay in the match just after the first quarter of an hour after Bucs goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands was rushed back to the dressing room to change his kit to an alternative strip, as his colours clashed with that of SuperSport.
However, that stoppage did not affect the flow of the game that much but it offered the visitors a chance to launch attacks of their own, as Makaringe almost broke the deadlock in the 26th minute with a glancing header at the near post, that was smothered by goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.
Kaitano Tembo’s charges should have been ahead in the 31st minute after Sandilands attempted a risky back-pass to defender Chabalala, who slipped which allowed Sipho Mbule to pounce, however the midfielder's striker sailed inches wide of the bottom corner..
Pirates made another horrible error at the back four minutes later as Thabiso Monyane headed a ball back towards Sandilands inside the box, but this time they were the punished as Bradley Grobler intercepted and poked the ball beyond Sandilands to hand the hosts the lead. 
Milutin Sredojevic’s troops were still under pressure in the early stages of the second stanza, despite introducing Lorch and Justin Shonga.
However, Grobler made it 2-0 for United ten minutes into the second stanza, with a flying strike towards the roof of the net after Bucs failed to clear their lines.
Sredojevic’s troops were desperate to get back to the game, going forward in numbers and they paid the price for as Ghampani Lungu made it 3-0 for Matsatsantsa 21 minutes before time, with a low strike past Sandilands after he was sent clear on goal by Grobler.
Pirates showed fighting spirit in the latter phase but they just could not combine in the last third, with the United defence resilient and they managed to clinch a 3-0 victory in the end.
Here's how they lined up:
SuperSport: 30. Williams, 18. Nhlapo, 20. Kekana, 4. Daniels, 14. Bhasera , 8. Furman, 28. Mokoena, 24. Mbule, 11. Mahachi , 19. Rusike, 7. Grobler.

Subs:  Pule, 25. Fleurs, 12. Webber, 3. Khumalo, 13. Gabuza, 23. Mnyamane, 17. Lungu .
Pirates: 30. Sandilands, 4. Jele, 27. Ndengane, 33. Chabalala, 23. Maela, 6. Motshwari, 14. Nyatama, 34. Monyane, 15. Makaringe, 7. Mhango, 17. Mulenga.
Subs: 40. Mpontshane, 37. Mbekile, Dlamini, 11. Memela, Ndlovu, 3. Lorch, 12. Shonga.


Late, Late Goal Denies Sundowns Victory


Top 5

Nurkovic & Castro Run Riot Without Billiat In Eight-Goal Thriller

328 Dec 07, 2019 10:14 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

15 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Downs Maintain Top Spot After Draw With CAF Rivals

130 Dec 07, 2019 10:54 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Best XI To Never Win The Ballon d'Or

21 Dec 04, 2019 07:22 PM in Ballon d’Or

Pirates Throw Away Two-Goal Lead At Struggling Baroka

199 Dec 07, 2019 05:25 PM in Orlando Pirates

Check Out Mane's Flashy Car Collection

3 Dec 07, 2019 08:00 AM in Fan Park

Best XI To Never Win The Ballon d'Or

21 Dec 04, 2019 07:22 PM in Ballon d’Or

Messi Calls African Star's Ballon d'Or Place 'A Shame'

31 Dec 05, 2019 08:01 PM in Ballon d’Or

5 Players On Chiefs’ Radar So Far…

76 Dec 05, 2019 04:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nurkovic & Castro Run Riot Without Billiat In Eight-Goal Thriller

328 Dec 07, 2019 10:14 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Larsen Appointed New Coach Of PSL Club

14 Dec 06, 2019 10:33 AM in Siyagobhoza

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

PSL Club Distances Itself From Lebese Talk

19 Dec 06, 2019 12:14 PM in PSL