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Misfiring Bucs Book TKO Quarter-Final Spot

Telkom Knockout

Result: Orlando Pirates 1-0 Stellenbosch

Date: 19 October 2019

Venue: Orlando Stadium

hembinkosi Lorch's late strike in the second half guided Orlando Pirates to victory over Stellenbosch in the Telkom Knockout last 16 on Saturday evening.

There was a change in the goalkeeping department for the Buccaneers, as Wayne Sandilands returned to the poles as Joris Delle dropped to the bench.

The hosts were in control from the onset, with Stellies happy to soak up the pressure as the likes of Thembinkosi Lorch and Fortune Makaringe went close to opening the scoring inside 15 minutes.

Pirates went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock on 25 minutes when Lorch's cross found Augustine Mulenga at the far post, but the Zambian was only able to hit the upright.

Stellies were a much-change outfit for the cup tie, but they still posed a threat on the counter at times, although they were let down by their decision-making in the final third for most of the half.

The Buccaneers continued to dominate in the second half, but frustration began to grew after the hour mark when Paseko Mako was unable to fire past Stellies shot-stopper Lee Langeveldt in a one-on-one situation.

Pirates interim coach Rhulani Mokwena opted for a change thereafter as Mulenga made way for his countryman Justin Shonga, who netted for Zambia last weekend.

Stellenbosch's resolve finally fell through in the 83rd minute after Lorch was given time and space to drill a low strike past Langeveldt from around 20-yards out.

The visitors nearly found themselves level in second-half stoppage time, but Robyn Johannes was unable to find the back of the net with Sandilands off his line, as the Buccaneers held on for the victory to advance to the quarter-finals.

Here's how they lined up:

Pirates: 30. Sandilands, 4. Jele, 2. Nyauza, 29. Mako, 34. Monyane, Mntambo, 15. Makaringe, 3. Lorch, 45. Pule, 17. Mulenga, 16. Mabasa.

Subs: 1. Delle, 21. Ndengane, 20. Mlambo, 8. Ndlovu, 11. Memela, 18. Dlamini, 12. Shonga.

Stellenbosch: 35. Langeveldt, 15. Bergman, 3. Ndlovu, 20. Robertson, 4. De Goede, 42. Mobbie, 50. Zungu, 26. Motsogi, 10. Rayners, 7. Van Rooyen, 33. Afoakwa.

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