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As it happened: Pirates v Maritzburg

2014-12-02 21:30
Last Updated at 07:26
02 Dec 21:35
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02 Dec 21:33

***OTHER PSL RESULTS***

AmaZulu 2 - 1 University of Pretoria

02 Dec 21:33

***FULL TIME MATCH STATS***

Pirates                          Maritzburg United

7               Shots on                3

10             Shots off               3

7               Corners                  3

3               Offside                  3

4                Fouls                    7

1               Yellow                  1

02 Dec 21:25

***FULL TIME AT FNB***

Pirates 1 - 2 Maritzburg United

02 Dec 21:23
90' +3 - Pirates desperate for an equaliser now.  Jele shoots from range, but it deflects off his own player and goes wide.  
02 Dec 21:22
90' +2 - Cele is taken off the field on a stretcher.  He is suffering from cramp.  Martizburg with 10 men at the moment.
02 Dec 21:20
90' - There will be four minutes of added time in this half.
02 Dec 21:20
89' - Makola with another chance for Pirates as he runs onto a flick on from Majoro, but the ball was always going away from him and he can't make proper contact.
02 Dec 21:18
88' - Another long range shot from Pirates, this time Makola tries from a long way out, but his shot is blocked.  
02 Dec 21:15
85' - A half chance for Pirates as a great ball over the top finds, Majoro in some space on the right hand side but the angel is to tight and he blasts wide.
02 Dec 21:13
84' - Maritzburg United soaking up all the pressure from Pirates and trying to catch them on the break.
02 Dec 21:11
81' - Martizburg United substitution.  Mkhize is off, replaced by Lentjies.
02 Dec 21:10
80'  - Another chance for Pirates as Rakhale's shot goes well wide.  They are lacking composure in front of goal tonight.
02 Dec 21:07
78' - Pirates still with plenty of possession, yet to find that final ball however.
02 Dec 21:06
75' - Maritzburg substitution.  Vilakazi is off, replaced by Mngonyama.
02 Dec 21:03
73' - A Pirates corner again comes to nothing.  
02 Dec 21:01
70' - Pirates substitution.  Erasmus is replaced by Majoro.  
02 Dec 21:00
69' - Another break by Martizburg United, a ball over the top finds Cele but its Mhlongo who saves brilliantly again.  
02 Dec 20:59
68' -  Maritzburg United almost have their third goal and again they expose Pirates on the break, but Mhlongo gets down well to save from Banda.
02 Dec 20:54
64' - Corner to Pirates.  It comes to Sarr but he heads wide.  Great chance! Unfortunately, not taken by Pirates.
02 Dec 20:52
62' - Pirates substitution: Masuku is off, replaced by Rakhele.
02 Dec 20:51
60' - Maritzburg United substitution:  Surprisingly Anas is off, replaced by Mandaza.
02 Dec 20:48
58' - Martizburg United almost have a third goal, Mkhize unleashes a thunderbolt that flies just wide of Mhlongo's goal.  
02 Dec 20:45
54' - Pirates with a period of possession, they can't get the ball into the area.  Eventually Sarr passes directly out into touch.  The crowd is starting to get a little edgy.  They want an equaliser.
02 Dec 20:42
51'  - Another corner to Maritzburg, Mhlongo comes off his line, he can't get to it.  Sekotlong has a free header, but he can't keep it down.
02 Dec 20:40
49' - Cele doing well down the right again, his pass is whipped in but Sangweni is taking no chances as he clears for a corner.  The corner comes to nothing.
02 Dec 20:39
48' - Maritzburg looking to catch Pirates on the break again this half, it worked well for them in the first half.  Anas is caught offside.
02 Dec 20:35

***SECOND HALF UNDERWAY***

 Pirates get the second half underway.  Can they get back into this.

02 Dec 20:31

***HALF TIME POSSESSION STATS***

Pirates                      Maritzburg United

55%     Possession           45%

302      Balls played          273

 82%    Success:                79%

 33%   Forward passes      39%

02 Dec 20:27

***OTHER PSL HALF TIME SCORES***

AmaZulu 1 - 0  University of Pretoria

02 Dec 20:26

***HALF TIME MATCH STATS***

Pirates                              Maritzburg United

4           Shots on target            3

6           Shots off target           1

3               Corners                    1

2               Offsides                   5

3                  Fouls                     3

1                Yellows                  1

02 Dec 20:22

***HALF TIME AT FNB STADIUM***

Pirates 1 - 2 Maritzburg United

02 Dec 20:21
45' +2 - Maritzburg United has scored on half time.  Cele who has been a constant threat down the right muscles his way past a Pirates defender and rolls the ball into the path of Anas who taps home from close range!  That is his second of the night!
02 Dec 20:19
GOAL - MARITZBURG UNITED!
02 Dec 20:18
45'  +1 - Pirates win a corner on the stroke of half time. The ball comes to Makola outside the big box, but he blasts over!
02 Dec 20:15
44' - There will be two minute of added time at the end of this half.
02 Dec 20:13
41' - A real scare for Pirates as Martizburg United launch a blistering attack down the left, the cross comes into Vilikazi but he is ruled offside.  Very close decision.
02 Dec 20:11
40' - Cele proving to be a real threat down the right for Martizburg United, his crossing however needs some work as he sends one sailing over the crossbar.
02 Dec 20:10
39'  - Hartog is back on the field and trying to run off his injury.  
02 Dec 20:10
38'  - A Pirates corner is headed well over the bar.
02 Dec 20:09
36' - Hartog is down for Martizburg United.  He was involved in a heavy challenge with Sarr.
02 Dec 20:06
33' - Finally Pirates make a chance count!  Erasmus receives the ball just outside the big box, he works a little space to the right and shoots with precision straight into the bottom left hand corner. Vries stood motionless, that was a pinpoint effort by the Pirates striker, his fourth goal of the season.
02 Dec 20:04
GOAL - PIRATES!
02 Dec 20:04
32' - End to end at the moment, but neither team can fashion a decent chance at the moment.
02 Dec 20:00
27' - Pirates with a spell of possession trying to work their way through the Maritzburg United defence, which is sitting back.  The ball comes to Jele on the right and he shoots, but it is way over the crossbar.
02 Dec 19:58
25' - Another card this time to Manyisa as it is Cele who is brought down on the right hand side. 1 yellow apiece now for the two sides. 
 
  • Shot by Happy Jele went wide right of the net.

  • Unfair challenge on Terrence Mandaza by Ayanda Gcaba results in a free kick. Kurt Lentjies restarts play with the free kick.

  • 88'

    Happy Jele takes a shot. Virgil Vries catches the ball.

  • 89'

    The assistant referee flags for offside against Mpho Makola. Virgil Vries restarts play with the free kick.

  • 86'

    Thabo Matlaba takes a shot. Kwanda Mngonyama gets a block in.

  • 87'

    Mpho Makola has an effort at goal. Blocked by Khumbulani Banda.

  • 84'

    Lehlohonolo Majoro takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

  • 85'

    Unfair challenge on Thabo Matlaba by Thokozani Sekotlong results in a free kick. Thabo Matlaba takes the free kick.

  • 82'

    The ball is delivered by Happy Jele. John Pantsil manages to make a clearance.

  • 80'

    Kurt Lentjies replaces Thamsanqa Mkhize.

  • 78'

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ayanda Gcaba by Thokozani Sekotlong. Ayanda Gcaba takes the free kick.

  • 79'

    Thabo Rakhale takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

  • 75'

    Kwanda Mngonyama on for Nhlanhla Vilakazi.

  • 71'

    Thabo Rakhale sends in a cross. Clearance made by Mohammed Awal. Corner taken by Sifiso Myeni. Ashley Hartog makes a clearance. Oupa Manyisa takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

  • 69'

    Mondli Cele takes a shot. Diving save by Brighton Mhlongo.Lehlohonolo Majoro comes on in place of Kermit Erasmus. Corner from the right by-line taken by Thamsanqa Mkhize. John Pantsil takes a shot.

  • 69'

    Corner taken by Kermit Erasmus from the right by-line. Nhlanhla Vilakazi manages to make a clearance.

  • 63'

    Centre by Thabo Rakhale. Khumbulani Banda makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Sifiso Myeni. Header at goal by Issa Sarr goes over the frame of the goal.

  • 62'

    Thabo Rakhale is brought on as a substitute for Khethokwakhe Masuku. Corner taken by Mpho Makola. Virgil Vries gets a fist to the ball to punch .

  • 60'

    Terrence Mandaza comes on in place of Mohammed Anas.

  • 56'

    Kermit Erasmus is caught offside. Virgil Vries takes the free kick.

  • 57'

    Thamsanqa Mkhize takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

  • 50'

    Mohammed Anas crosses the ball. Clearance by Siyabonga Sangweni. Corner from the right by-line taken by Thamsanqa Mkhize. Header at goal by Thokozani Sekotlong goes over the frame of the goal.

  • 48'

    The referee blows for offside against Mohammed Anas. Free kick taken by Siyabonga Sangweni.

  • 49'

    The ball is delivered by Mondli Cele. Clearance by Siyabonga Sangweni. Corner taken by Thamsanqa Mkhize. Siyabonga Sangweni manages to make a clearance.

  • 46'

    Khumbulani Banda gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Khethokwakhe Masuku. Thabo Matlaba takes the free kick.

  • 47'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Ntuthuko Mabaso on Mpho Makola. Free kick taken by Brighton Mhlongo.

  • 45'

    The second half kicks off.

  • Mohammed Anas scores with their right foot. Orlando Pirates 1-2 Maritzburg Utd.Assist by Mondli Cele.

  • Centre by Khethokwakhe Masuku. Blocked by Ntuthuko Mabaso. Khethokwakhe Masuku takes a short corner.

  • 40'

    Nhlanhla Vilakazi is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Brighton Mhlongo takes the free kick.

  • 41'

    Mpho Makola takes a shot.

  • 36'

    Khethokwakhe Masuku crosses the ball. John Pantsil gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Sifiso Myeni. Header at goal by Ayanda Gcaba goes over the bar.

  • 34'

    Mohammed Anas is caught offside. Brighton Mhlongo restarts play with the free kick.

  • 35'

    The official flags Ntuthuko Mabaso offside. Brighton Mhlongo restarts play with the free kick.

  • 32'

    Kermit Erasmus scores a right footed goal. Orlando Pirates 1-1 Maritzburg Utd.Sifiso Myeni provided the assist for the goal.

  • 31'

    Foul by Ntuthuko Mabaso on Oupa Manyisa, free kick awarded. Oupa Manyisa takes the free kick.

  • 27'

    Happy Jele takes a shot.

  • 25'

    Mondli Cele fouled by Oupa Manyisa, the ref awards a free kick. The referee books Oupa Manyisa for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Ntuthuko Mabaso.

  • 21'

    Mpho Makola challenges Ntuthuko Mabaso unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mohammed Awal restarts play with the free kick.

  • 23'

    Mondli Cele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sifiso Myeni. Mondli Cele goes into the referee's book. Sifiso Myeni restarts play with the free kick.

  • 20'

    The official flags Khethokwakhe Masuku offside. John Pantsil restarts play with the free kick.

  • 18'

    Centre by Thabo Matlaba. Blocked by John Pantsil. Short corner worked by Mpho Makola.

  • 15'

    Happy Jele challenges Mohammed Anas unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Pantsil takes the free kick.

  • 17'

    The assistant referee flags for offside against Thokozani Sekotlong. Brighton Mhlongo restarts play with the free kick.

  • 14'

    The referee blows for offside against Thokozani Sekotlong. Free kick taken by Siyabonga Sangweni.

  • 14'

    Shot by Thabo Matlaba went wide of the left-hand post.

  • 11'

    Shot by Mondli Cele went wide right of the post.

  • 12'

    Kermit Erasmus takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Mohammed Awal.

  • 12'

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sifiso Myeni by Ashley Hartog. Thabo Matlaba crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance by Ashley Hartog.

  • 8'

    Sifiso Myeni takes a shot. Blocked by Mohammed Awal.

  • 9'

    The assistant referee flags for offside against Sifiso Myeni. Free kick taken by Virgil Vries.

  • 6'

    Shot by Kermit Erasmus went over the net.

  • 1'

    Mohammed Anas scores with a left foot finish. Orlando Pirates 0-1 Maritzburg Utd.Khumbulani Banda provided the assist for the goal.

  • 3'

    Oupa Manyisa takes a shot. Virgil Vries safely holds on.

  • 0'

    The referee starts the match.

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Orlando Pirates Maritzburg United
  • 1 Goals 2
    • 33' Erasmus
    • 2' Anas
    • 45' Anas
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 26' Manyisa
    • 24' Cele
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Ayanda Gcaba
  • Happy Jele
  • Mpho Makola
  • Thabo Matlaba
  • Sifiso Myeni
  • Brighton Mhlongo
  • Issa Sarr
  • Oupa Manyisa
  • Siyabonga Sangweni
  • Khetowakhe Masuku
  • Kermit Erasmus
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 11
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 21
  • 24
  • 95
  • 3
  • 4
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 15
  • 24
  • 25
  • 27
  • 30
  • 39
  • Khumbulani Banda
  • John Pantsil
  • Thokozani Sekotlong
  • Mohammed Anas
  • Nhlanhla Vilakazi
  • Mohammad Awal
  • Mondli Cele
  • Ashley Hartog
  • Thamsanqa Mkhize
  • Virgil Vries
  • Ntuthuko Mabaso
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Thandani Ntshumayelo
  • Daine Klate
  • Thabo Rakhele
  • Rooi Mahamutsa
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • Philani Zikalala
  • Lehlohonolo Majoro
  • 6
  • 7
  • 25
  • 28
  • 34
  • 41
  • 45
  • 1
  • 5
  • 12
  • 19
  • 23
  • 26
  • 29
  • Shu-Aib Walters
  • Kwanda Mngonyama
  • Sheldon Van Wyk
  • Terrence Mandaza
  • Philani Zulu
  • Bandile Shandu
  • Kurt Lentjies

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