Pirates end 2012 on a high

2012-12-19 21:46
Daine Klate (Backpage)
Durban - Orlando Pirates moved a point shy of Kaizer Chiefs at the top of the Absa Premiership table when they walked away with a comfortable 2-0 win over Golden Arrows at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
A stunner from Daine Klate in the first half of the game opened the encounter, while a 53rd minute header by Happy Jele secured the three points.
It was a strange start to the game with neither team able to implement a shot at goal in the opening 20 minutes of play and until beyond the opening goal.

VIDEO: Golden Arrows v Orlando Pirates
Pirates were handed a 25th minute free-kick and it was Daine Klate who opted to take the set piece, despite Andile Jali being shown yellow by the referee for time wasting.
Klate got his own back, however, when he curled a stunner, from 30-yards out, which flew into the back of the net and left Pavels Steinbos rooted to the spot and still having not touched the ball.
On the 34th minute Ritus Krjauklis did well to clear away a Sifiso Myeni ball in the box, before Senzo Meyiwa confirmed why he received a recent call-up to the Bafana Bafana squad.
The shot-stopper did well to pull off an impressive one-handed save off a dangerous cross into the box just four minutes before the break.
Dillon Sheppard replaced Luyolo Mapolisa at the start of the second period, while Happy Jele extended the Buccaneers scoreline with a 53rd minute header.
Daine Klate turned from goalscorer to provider when he supplied a corner kick into the box which met Jele at the near post and put it in between the frame and Steinbos in goal.
Four minutes later the scoreline could have changed to 3-0, when Steinbos and Manyisa went one-on-one in the box, but it was the shot-stopper who came out on top.
Manqoba Mngqithi was quick to use all his substitutions, with his final one coming in the 72nd minute with Thanduyise Khuboni replacing Nhlanhla Zothwane.
Two minutes later Meyiwa was booked for time wasting but that didn’t damped his form as he pulled off a great 82nd minute save with a punch from Sheppard’s corner kick.

Golden Arrows 0
Orlando Pirates (1) 2 (Klate 25’, Jele 53’)


Arrows: Steinbors, Zwane, Musonda, Krjauklis, Tom, Hadebe, Nene (Gabuza 64’), Bilankulu, Mapolisa (Sheppard 45’), Ntuli, Zothwane (Khuboni 72’)
Pirates: Meyiwa, Jele, Matlaba, Lekgwathi, Sangweni, Jali (Maholo 89’), Manyisa, Ntshumayelo, Klate, Myeni (Makola 79’), Mbesuma (Chinyama 83’)

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  golden arrows  |  psl  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

13 December 2015
Free State Stars v University of Pretoria, Goble Park 15:30
18 December 2015
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
19 December 2015
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Chatsworth Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Jomo Cosmos, Goble Park 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Aces v Ajax Cape Town, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.