Absa Premiership

Aces hold Pirates to a draw

2015-09-18 21:26
Mpho Makola (Supplied)

Cape Town - It certainly wasn't the result they wanted, but Orlando Pirates were made to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Mpumalanga Black Aces on Friday night. 

The match was a catch-up fixture after Pirates missed last weekend's PSL matches due to their participation in the CAF Confederation Cup. 

Pirates had taken the lead in the 18th minute through Mpho Makola, but Aces were level on 45 minutes through Collins Mbesuma. 

Aces had goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters to thank for keeping them in the game - the former Bloemfontein Celtic and Maritzburg United man pulling off a string of fine saves in the second half. 

The draw sees Pirates move up to ninth position on the log, ahead of rivals Mamelodi Sundowns. 

Orlando Pirates 1 (Makola 18')

Mpumalanga Black Aces 1 (Collins Mbesuma 45')

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Fixtures
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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