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As it happened: Pirates v Wits

2014-09-13 19:21
Last Updated at 12:21
13 Sep 22:25
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13 Sep 22:23


Pirates will be very happy with a much needed win, their first at home this season and they move up to third in the PSL table.  

Wits were very unlucky with the goal they conceded, but they had some great chances to score themselves which they never took.

The much vaunted Pirates strike force of Erasmus (who started) and Majoro (who replaced him off the bench), didn't score today, but they did not get the service they wanted from the Pirates midfield.

13 Sep 22:15


Orlando Pirates           -              Bidvest Wits

4                  Shots On Target             1

6                    Shots Off Target           1

7                          Corners                 3        

2                           Offside                  0

1                            Fouls                   6  

13 Sep 22:12


With their first home win in the PSL this season, Pirates have moved up to third on the PSL Log, but still seven points behind arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs.  

13 Sep 22:10


Ajax Cape Town beat Free State Stars 2 - 1 at Athlone Stadium.

13 Sep 22:09


Orlando Pirates run out 1-0 winners over Bidvest Wits.  

13 Sep 22:08
90' - There will be three minutes of added time.
13 Sep 22:04
84' - Substitution for Wits.  Vilakazi is replaced by Sheppard.
13 Sep 22:03
83' - A corner to Pirates, cleared by Wits but falls to Sangweni outside the big box who unleashes a right footed shot, The ball  hits the post and rebounds off Fernandez and back over the line.  That will probably go down as an own goal.
13 Sep 21:59
13 Sep 21:58
82' - Substitution for Pirates with Qalinge replacing Myeni.
13 Sep 21:56
80' - WHAT A SAVE!  Fernandez is at full stretch to his left as he beats away from Majoro who turned and made space to shoot centrally just inside the box.
13 Sep 21:49
74' - Freekick to Pirates and Fernandez has to tip it over the bar. 
13 Sep 21:48
72' - Wits make another substitution with Botes replacing Kebede.
13 Sep 21:46
70' - Substitution for Pirates, Majoro replaces Erasmus.  One in-form goalscorer replaces another.  Erasmus has not had the greatest supply line from his midfield tonight.  Will they be able to supply something for Majoro.
13 Sep 21:43
67' - GREAT CHANCE FOR WITS! Doutie with a shot, but Meyiwa dives to his left and saves!
13 Sep 21:41
66' - Wits make their first change with Ngcobo on for Katongo.
13 Sep 21:38
62' - CHANCE FOR PIRATES! Pirates attack down the right, and instead of looking for a pass, Makola cuts inside twice, and hits a weak shot which is blocked.
13 Sep 21:33
59' - Pirates fans in full voice, willing their team on to open the scoring.
13 Sep 21:31
55' - Pirates have had 65% possession so far this half (52% overall), but they had not had an attempt on goal so far this half.
13 Sep 21:26
49' -  Klate of Orlando Pirates is booked for some back-chat to the ref, after he appeared to be brought down by a Wits player.
13 Sep 21:24


Can one of these teams break the deadlock?

13 Sep 21:15


Orlando Pirates           -              Bidvest Wits

1                    Shots On Target           0

5                    Shots Off Target           1

2                           Corners                 2       

1                            Offside                 0

0                             Fouls                   4

13 Sep 21:08


Ajax Cape Town lead Free State Stars 2 - 1 at Athlone Stadium. Morris and Nkoana have scored for Ajax while Masehe was the scorer for Free State Stars.

13 Sep 21:04


Orlando Pirates 0 - 0 Bidvest Wits

Both teams have had some good chances, but Pirates have had more possession and will be unhappy that they have not had more shots on goal.

13 Sep 21:02
46' +2 - Pirates attacking in the last few minutes of the half, but Wits managed to clear under pressure.
13 Sep 21:01
45' - Bhasera is booked for a clumsy challenge on Jele, that is his fourth booking of the season, and he will miss Wits next PSL fixture.
13 Sep 20:58
42' - Freekick to Pirates after Phungwayo is brought down after a surging run down the left.  The ball is floated in, but Fernandez has no trouble plucking it out the air.
13 Sep 20:56
39' - Sarr tries a long range shot from 30 metres out, but the Pirates midfielder see his shot sail well wide of the right hand upright.  Pirates with most of the play in the last five minutes.
13 Sep 20:48
32' - Erasmus with a chance for Pirates, but he puts his shot wide.  With the form he is in you would expect him to at least test the keeper, but in his defence he was off balance.
13 Sep 20:47
31' - Injury enforced substitution for Pirates as Ntshumayelo has picked up an injury and is replaced by Klate.
13 Sep 20:41
24' - Corner to Wits, Katongo has a shot, but he shoots off target.
13 Sep 20:39
22' - GREAT CHANCE FOR WITS!  Pirates give the ball away in their own half and Doutie on the right threads a brilliant pass through to Kebede, but unfortunately for Wits, he shoots over the top.
13 Sep 20:36
19' - Pirates with their trademark counter attacking football as they break up a Wits attack and the ball comes out to Makola in space on the right, he steps inside and then outside and unleashes a terrible shot, wide of the right hand upright.  Erasmus was in some space, Makola would have been better off trying to bring him into play.
13 Sep 20:31
13' - GREAT CHANCE FOR PIRATES! A free header for Sangweni from the corner, but he heads well wide.  He really should have done better with no Wits players near him at all.
13 Sep 20:29
12' - Now Pirates are turning on the pressure as a clearance by Wits falls to Myeni but his shot is deflected out for a corner.
13 Sep 20:27
11' - Erasmus with a ball across the face of goal from the right hand side, but no Pirates player can get on the end of it.  
13 Sep 20:21
4' - Immediately Pirates almost score down the other end as Erasmus finds some space and draws a save out of Fernandez.
13 Sep 20:20
3' - Wits have the first chance of the match after working some space on the right, Meyiwa makes two saves in quick succession to deny Vilakazi.
13 Sep 20:16


Bidvest Wits get us underway, they are attacking from right to left at Orlando Stadium.

13 Sep 20:13


Bidvest Wits celebrated their birthday yesterday.  The club turned 93 years old.  Can they celebrate tonight with a win over Orlando Pirates?

13 Sep 19:53


Orlando Pirates will be desperate to win tonight after only picking up one point from six at home this season.  Wits, currently third on the log will be hoping to stay within touching distance of leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

13 Sep 19:31
  • Corner taken by Mpho Makola from the left by-line.

  • The ball is crossed by Siyabonga Nhlapo. Happy Jele manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Dillon Sheppard from the left by-line. Issa Sarr manages to make a clearance.

  • 88'

    Corner from the left by-line taken by Mpho Makola. Phumlani Ntshangase makes a clearance.

  • 86'

    Unfair challenge on Senzo Meyiwa by Sameegh Doutie results in a free kick. Senzo Meyiwa takes the free kick.

  • 82'

    Corner taken by Mpho Makola. Kees Kwakman makes a clearance. Siyabonga Sangweni scores with a right foot finish. Orlando Pirates 1-0 Bidvest Wits.

  • 84'

    The assistant referee signals for offside against Lehlohonolo Majoro. Rowen Fernandez takes the free kick.

  • 84'

    Sibusiso Vilakazi leaves the field to be replaced by Dillon Sheppard.

  • 80'

    Lehlohonolo Majoro takes a shot. Rowen Fernandez safely holds on.

  • 80'

    (Orlando Pirates) makes a substitution, with Thabo Qalinge coming on for Sifiso Myeni.

  • 72'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Sameegh Doutie on Mpho Makola. Mpho Makola has an effort direct from the free kick. Rowen Fernandez turns it away with a finger tip save. Short corner taken by Mpho Makola.

  • 75'

    Sibusiso Vilakazi concedes a free kick for a foul on Mpho Makola. Mpho Makola restarts play with the free kick.

  • 71'

    Corner from the left by-line taken by Mpho Makola. (Bidvest Wits) makes a substitution, with Henrico Botes coming on for Getaneh Kebede. Rowen Fernandez catches the ball.

  • 72'

    Shot by Daine Klate went wide left of the target.

  • 70'

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Getaneh Kebede by Ayanda Gcaba. Lehlohonolo Majoro joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kermit Erasmus. Sameegh Doutie crosses the ball in from the free kick. Senzo Meyiwa safely holds on.

  • 65'

    Sthembiso Ngcobo on for Christopher Katongo.

  • 66'

    Sameegh Doutie takes a shot. Senzo Meyiwa safely holds on.

  • 61'

    Mpho Makola takes a shot. Blocked by Buhle Mkhwanazi.

  • 49'

    Daine Klate receives a caution.

  • 46'

    Sifiso Myeni takes a shot. Blocked by Buhle Mkhwanazi.

  • 45'

    The second half begins.

  • Corner from the right by-line taken by Daine Klate. Corner from the right by-line taken by Daine Klate.

  • 44'

    Onismor Bhasera concedes a free kick for a foul on Happy Jele. Onismor Bhasera goes into the book. Free kick crossed by Patrick Phungwayo. Rowen Fernandez safely holds on.

  • 41'

    Unfair challenge on Patrick Phungwayo by Siyabonga Nhlapo results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kermit Erasmus.

  • 39'

    Shot by Issa Sarr missed to the left of the net.

  • 33'

    Happy Jele takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

  • 35'

    Unfair challenge on Issa Sarr by Sibusiso Vilakazi results in a free kick. Oupa Manyisa takes the free kick.

  • 29'

    Daine Klate replaces Thandani Ntshumayelo.

  • 31'

    Shot by Kermit Erasmus missed to the left of the net.

  • 23'

    Corner taken by Sameegh Doutie from the left by-line. Thulani Hlatshwayo takes a shot.

  • 24'

    Sameegh Doutie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Issa Sarr. Free kick taken by Issa Sarr.

  • 20'

    Shot by Mpho Makola went wide of the left-hand upright.

  • 17'

    Sameegh Doutie decides to take the corner short.

  • 12'

    Corner taken by Kermit Erasmus from the left by-line. Header by Siyabonga Sangweni misses to the right of the target.

  • 5'

    The assistant referee flags for offside against Kermit Erasmus. Free kick taken by Rowen Fernandez.

  • 3'

    Kermit Erasmus takes a shot. Rowen Fernandez safely holds on.

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Orlando Pirates Bidvest Wits
  • 1 Goals 0
    • 83' Sangweni
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 50' Klate
    • 44' Bhasera
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Senzo Meyiwa
  • Ayanda Gcaba
  • Patrick Phungwayo
  • Happy Jele
  • Mpho Makola
  • Thandani Ntshumayelo
  • Sifiso Myeni
  • Oupa Manyisa
  • Issa Sarr
  • Siyabonga Sangweni
  • Kermit Erasmus
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 11
  • 20
  • 20
  • 21
  • 95
  • 2
  • 3
  • 10
  • 11
  • 13
  • 15
  • 20
  • 23
  • 24
  • 26
  • 41
  • Cornelis Kwakman
  • Thulani Hlatswayo
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Christopher Katongo
  • Sameehg Doutie
  • Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • Siyabonga Nhlapo
  • Getaneh Kebede
  • Onismo Bhasera
  • Rowen Fernandez
  • Phumlani Ntshangase
  • Daine Klate
  • Thabo Qalinge
  • Brighton Mhlongo
  • Lennox Bacela
  • Rooi Mahamutsa
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • Lehlohonolo Majoro
  • 7
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 28
  • 34
  • 45
  • 2
  • 8
  • 12
  • 19
  • 21
  • 29
  • 30
  • Katlego Pule
  • Toriq Losper
  • Vincent Pule
  • Sthembiso Ngcobo
  • Henrico Botes
  • Dillon Sheppard
  • Ben Motshwari

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