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Bucs Sink Arrows To Close The Gap On Downs

Absa Premiership Report: Golden Arrows v Orlando Pirates 17 March 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 17, 2018 10:07 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: Golden Arrows 1-2 Orlando Pirates

Date: 17 March 2018

Venue: Princess Magogo Stadium

Orlando Pirates moved to within a point of Absa Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns after defeating Golden Arrows 2-1 on Saturday evening.

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Thembinkosi Lorch almost opened the scoring for the Bucs in the fourth minute with a strike from just outside the box but he rushed the shot and it sailed over the bar.
 
The Soweto giants thought they had won a penalty in the 22nd minute after Mthokozisi Dube appeared to be clipped inside the box following a square pass from Luvuyo Memela but the referee was not convinced.
 
Danny Venter should have given Abafana Bes’thende the lead on 29 minutes after being set up from a clever free-kick situation inside the box but he fired over the bar with acres of space in front of him.
 
Justin Shonga nearly got the breakthrough for Bucs just before the break with a looping header that nearly caught out Abafana Bes’thende goalkeeper Maximilian Mbaeva, but his effort sailed narrowly over the bar as the first half ended scoreless.
 
Four minutes into the second half, Lorch broke the deadlock for Pirates with a side-footed shot that sailed into the top corner after he was sent through by Musa Nyatama, 0-1.

There was drama in the 55th minute as the referee mistakenly booked Limbikani Mzava for his second yellow card on a challenge that was actually committed by Mzwandile Buthelezi and Arrows were down to 10 men as a result.

Pirates continued to dominate, carving open the Arrows defence on counter-attacks but were let down by their finishing.

The Buccaneers got their second goal 20 minutes before time after an attempted clearance ricocheted onto Dube’s knee and into the back of the net, 0-2.

Jabulani Shongwe produced a moment of brilliance seven minutes before time to pull a goal back for Abafana Bes’thende with a powerful strike from close range.

However, Pirates managed to see off the late surge from Clinton Larsen's charges to claim the win.

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Here's how they lined up:

Arrows: 1. Mbaeva, 5. Mzava, 20. Mathiane, 3. Buthelezi, 2. Nkombelo, 28. Bilankulu, 35. Zuke, 37. Ndwandwe (Sibiya 68'), 4. Venter, 27. Magubane (Jooste 60'), 41. Lamola.

Subs: 32. Gumede, 21. Mngwenge, 24. Molefe, 17. Jooste, 19. Mutizwa, 6. Shongwe, 25. Sibiya.

Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 4. Jele, 6. Shitolo, 28. Dube, 23. Maela, 14. Nyatama, 37. Mlambo, 33. Munetsi, 11. Memela (Matlaba 90'), 3. Lorch (Makola 72'), 27. Shonga (Gabuza 78')

Subs: 16. Mabokgwane, 8. Matlaba, 18. Sarr, Makola, 15. Qalinge, 31. Gabuza, Mulenga.


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skillo messiah Joined: 14 Mar 2018
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skillo messiah Mar 24, 2018 08:06 AM
my Orlando pirates fans I love the team and my passion is to play and help the team win trophies and the second Star then I will leave for barca my question is ..if we can take back Ruud krol jali manyisa Erasmus rantie and myeni can't we win anything?
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Magoai Mar 23, 2018 11:14 AM
Mr Tools , Stop thinking with your Emotions, Life can be too Short for you, Am not trying to chop your head off, but consider the fact that Mzava interfered with the rev. only captains can do that , i hope it rings the bell on you.,
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Mr Tools Mar 19, 2018 06:23 PM
The game should be replayed because Arrows played most of the second half minus one player. Pirates scored their second goal in the 70th minute when Arrows' player was wrongly given marching orders in the 55th minute. Buthelezi was not going to be sent off as that yellow was going to be his first.
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Mr Tools Mar 19, 2018 06:23 PM
The game should be replayed because Arrows played most of the second half minus one player. Pirates scored their second goal in the 70th minute when Arrows' player was wrongly given marching orders in the 55th minute. Buthelezi was not going to be sent off as that yellow was going to be his first.
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Mr Tools Mar 19, 2018 06:22 PM
The game should be replayed because Arrows played most of the second half minus one player. Pirates scored their second goal in the 70th minute when Arrows' player was wrongly given marching orders in the 55th minute. Buthelezi was not going to be sent off as that yellow was going to be his first.
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Mr Tools Mar 19, 2018 06:22 PM
The game should be replayed because Arrows played most of the second half minus one player. Pirates scored their second goal in the 70th minute when Arrows' player was wrongly given marching orders in the 55th minute. Buthelezi was not going to be sent off as that yellow was going to be his first.
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Mr Tools Mar 19, 2018 06:22 PM
The game should be replayed because Arrows played most of the second half minus one player. Pirates scored their second goal in the 70th minute when Arrows' player was wrongly given marching orders in the 55th minute. Buthelezi was not going to be sent off as that yellow was going to be his first.
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Mr Tools Mar 19, 2018 06:21 PM
The game should be replayed because Arrows played most of the second half minus one player. Pirates scored their second goal in the 70th minute when Arrows' player was wrongly given marching orders in the 55th minute. Buthelezi was not going to be sent off as that yellow was going to be his first.
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Mr Tools Mar 19, 2018 06:21 PM
The game should be replayed because Arrows played most of the second half minus one player. Pirates scored their second goal in the 70th minute when Arrows' player was wrongly given marching orders in the 55th minute. Buthelezi was not going to be sent off as that yellow was going to be his first.
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AS Mar 19, 2018 11:53 AM
Corrupt referee and his assistants made sure that we play with one man short as early as the 55 minute of the game to give brown envelope club a controversial win.
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Flash Mabuza Mar 19, 2018 10:10 AM
beautiful first goal
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thato357 Mar 19, 2018 09:39 AM
Job well done Bucs. Push on Guys.
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Pirates_999 Mar 19, 2018 07:53 AM
Mighty Buccaneers
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fisto vs zebraditor Mar 18, 2018 05:40 PM
False hope win
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sabza92 Mar 18, 2018 04:40 PM
Bucs
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Bucs King Mar 18, 2018 04:11 PM
@khosiological but if your COWS win by the aid of the Refs as usual, you celebrate and you turned a blind eye to that Penalty which was suppose to be given to Pirates
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setlaboswana Mar 18, 2018 02:04 PM
@azzaniawest, as for our queen, @Bridgertte Layun. not being happy, I have not noticed it. There should be no cause for concern. Bucs are playing their games, we are playing our games, so are fau and others, no problem.
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setlaboswana Mar 18, 2018 01:57 PM
@azzaniawest, Downs are not under pressure mate, the pressure is on fau and bucs to win something this season.
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setlaboswana Mar 18, 2018 01:54 PM
@azzaniawest, yes mate, I took a short break after fau and Downs struggled to beat lower division teams, I just thought that amount to bringing the game in disrepute.
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@azzaniawest Mar 18, 2018 01:43 PM
@setlaboswana, IT'S GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU HONOURABLE, YOU'VE BEEN MISSING AND THE QUEEN IS NOT HAPPY, THE PRESSURE IS PILING

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