PSL

Pirates start with a bang

2012-08-10 22:54
Tlou Segolela (Gallo Images)
Soweto - Despite Bongi Ntuli scoring the first goal of the 2012/13 Absa Premiership season for Golden Arrows, it was goals from Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Tlou Segolela that handed Orlando Pirates a 2-1 win at Orlando Stadium on Friday night.
 
A goal in each half from substitutes Thulasizwe Mbuyane and Tlou Segolela handed Orlando Pirates their first three points of the 2012/13 Absa Premiership as they beat Golden Arrows 2-1 at Orlando Stadium on Friday night.
 
The first 45 was a half characterised by some poor mistakes by the defending champions as they gave the ball away cheaply and really struggled to threaten the Arrows goal until the dying seconds of the half.
 
Pirates started well and they looked to be coasting until their goal was threatened for the first time in the 16th minute.
 
Arrows caught them on a counter-attack which concluded in Stanton Lewis shooting from 20-yards out. His powerfully struck shot, however, was brilliantly saved by Moneeb Josephs diving low to his right.
 
The visitors then came out of their shells and started rushing the Pirates midfielders when on the ball. Consequently, some pressure from Thanduyise Khuboni saw Sifisio Myeni lose the ball.
 
The Arrows captain, after stealing the ball from Myeni, drove forward and played Nkosinathi Ogle through on goal but his shot was partially saved by Josephs.
 
Bongi Ntuli, however, was on hand for Arrows and slotted home from a couple of yards out, scoring the first goal of the league season, and at the same time handing his side the lead in the 18th minute.
 
Pirates suffered a further set-back in the 24th minute when Ndumiso Mabena had to leave the field injured, suffering a hamstring injury and was replaced by Thulasizwe Mbuyane.
 
But it would turn out to be an inspired change as Mbuyane found the equaliser for the Buccaneers in the second minute of added time in the first half.
 
Mbuyane did fantastically to get on the end of a Myeni corner-kick to adamantly head the ball home from six-yards out to level matters before the break, 1-1.
 
The second 45 saw Pirates as the more dominant side as Arrows seemed to fall asleep at the break and fail to reawaken at the start of the second half.
 
Still, Pirates did not take full advantage of their far superior play as the squandered chance after chance on front of goal.
 
Instead it took a screamer from Tlou Segolelea in the 78th minute to seal the Buccaneers victory.
 
The second half substitute let fly with a thunderbolt from 24-yards out that found the corner of the net and haded Pirates their first league win of the season.
 
Orlando Pirates (1) 2 (Mbuyane 45+2’, Segolela 78’)
Golden Arrows (1) 1 (Ntuli 18’)
 
Teams:
 
Pirates: Josephs; Matlaba, Lekgwathi, Sangweni, Phungwayo, Klate, Jali, Moholo (Ntshumayelo 91’), Myeni (Segolela 63’), Mabena (Mbuyane 27’), McCarthy
 
Arrows: Steinbors; Zwane, Krjauklis, Bilankulu, Hadebe, Shange (Macuphu 87’), Keita (Zothwane 79’), Khuboni, Ogle (Nene 46’), Lewis, Ntuli
 
 

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  golden arrows  |  psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
12 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Get fit on a budget

It’s time to throw the “I can’t afford to exercise” excuse out the window.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips for paddling your first Dusi
Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
Fixtures
31 October 2014
Moroka Swallows v Platinum Stars, Dobsonville Stadium 20:00
Maritzburg United v University of Pretoria, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
01 November 2014
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
AmaZulu v Black Aces, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Polokwane City v Chippa United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 20:15
02 November 2014
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Free State Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

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