Register Login Scores

PSL

Pirates Drop Vital Points After Draw With SuperSport

Absa Premiership

Result: SuperSport United 0-0 Orlando Pirates

Date: 11 April 2018

Venue: Mbombela Stadium

Orlando Pirates dropped two vital points in the Absa Premiership title race after playing to a 0-0 draw against SuperSport United at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday night.

View The PSL Table

The first real scoring opportunity fell to SuperSport in the 14th minute when Aubrey Mobida met a right-wing cross from Teboho Mokoena, but his 12-yard header shaved the wrong side of the crossbar.

Pirates came close to opening the scoring nine minutes later when a low left-wing cross from Innocent Maela was met by Justin Shonga, but he toe-poked the ball inches wide from eight-yards out.

In the 34th minute, Mpho Makola tried his luck from long range but saw his thunderous 30-yard effort strike the crossbar.

Two minutes later, Makola should have scored when Luvuyo Memela broke into the box from the left and squared for the former, but his six-yard effort came back off the post.

Neither side could find a goal before the break and entered the tunnel at half-time locked at 0-0.

Six minutes into the second half, Memela came close to scoring when he let fly with a 20-yard thunderbolt, but his effort was superbly tipped over the target by the SuperSport keeper.

The next significant effort on goal only came in the 70th minute when Thuso Phala fired a rather timid shot goalwards from 30-yards, which Siyabonga Mponthsane spilled, but luckily for the Pirates goalkeeper, it fell on the outside of the post.

Pirates controlled the flow of play after that and pushed forward in the final twenty minutes, but the Buccaneers could not find a winner as the game ended all-square, leaving the Soweto giants three points adrift of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, but having played a game more.

View The PSL Results

Here is how they line up.

SuperSport: 30 Williams, 18 Nhlapo, 20 Kekana, 4 Daniels, 2 Boateng, 8 Furman, 6 Letsholonyane (38 Webber 83’), 28 Mokoena, 13 Phala, 16 Modiba (23 Mnyamane 58’), 39 Rusike.

Subs: 1 Pieterse, 5 Mashamaite, 23 Mnyamane, 33 Ngele, 22 Mokeke, 38 Webber, 10 Nkhatha.

Pirates: 40 Mpontshane, 28 Dube (33 Munetsi 65’), 4 Jele, 6 Shitolo, 23 Maela, 14 Nyatama, 37 Mlambo, 5 Makola, 11 Memela, 3 Lorch (42 Mulenga 72’), 27 Shonga (15 Qalinge 81’).

Subs: 30 Sandilands, 39 Maphanga, 33 Munetsi, 18 Sarr, 15 Qalinge, 31 Gabuza, 42 Mulenga.

Starting XI: SuperSport v Pirates

Maritzburg Opt To Have Winger Return To Chiefs

Desperate Chiefs Sweat On Injured Trio

751 comments

Top 5

How Mosimane Helped Al Ahly Break Sundowns' Record

44 Oct 26, 2020 08:14 AM in Players Abroad

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

14 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

25 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Mlambo’s New Team Revealed

25 Oct 26, 2020 02:30 PM in Siyagobhoza

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

14 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso's Al Ahly Advance To Champions League Final

101 Oct 23, 2020 11:02 PM in Players Abroad

New Boys On The Block – Bucs' 4 New Hot Rides

Oct 22, 2020 04:25 PM in Stars & Their Cars

How Mosimane Helped Al Ahly Break Sundowns' Record

44 Oct 26, 2020 08:14 AM in Players Abroad

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Hachi Signs Deal To Complete Mzansi Return

7 Oct 26, 2020 01:50 PM in PSL

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

3 Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch