Cape Town – After a convincing performance, Orlando Pirates
coach Eric Tinkler reveals that their plan had come to fruition against Chippa
Read: Bucs end Chippa hoodoo
Mpho Makola and Sifiso Myeni’s goals in the first half were
enough to hand Pirates three points as they beat United 2-0 in their Absa
Premiership clash on Tuesday night at the Orlando Stadium.
According to KickOff, Tinkler admits he was hoping for more
goals but the Chilli Boys shot-stopper Mbongeni Mzimela pulled off a sterling
second half performance.
"We started very, very well and what we had planned
actually paid off," Tinkler said.
"I thought we could have won this very, very
comfortably today, we had three or four more good chances in the second half.”
This saw Pirates collecting three points and moving in to
the second spot on the Absa Premiership standings with Mamelodi Sundowns still having
to play their fixture and Bidvest Wits losing to AmaZulu.
The Sea Robbers next three league opponents are Black Aces,
Platinum Stars (both home) and Bidvest Wits (away).