Pirates crush Leopards

2012-11-21 21:40

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates ran rampant in the second half, coasting to a 4-0 win over Black Leopards in Polokwane on Wednesday night as they climbed back to second in the Premiership standings.

Leopards goalkeeper Azwindini Maphaha had kept his side in the game with some stellar saves in a goalless opening period.

He was first called to action in the 14th minute when he produced a dive to his left to keep out a shot from Oupa Manyisa, and 12 minutes later he was again off his feet, deflecting a strike by Daine Klate.

The hosts nearly snatched the lead shortly after the half-hour mark with perhaps their best chance of the match. Joshua Obaje rounded Pirates 'keeper Senzo Meyiwa and got a shot on target in front of an open goal, but Lucky Lekgwathi stretched to get a leg to it, keeping the ball out.

Collins Mbesuma, charging into the box, had the last real effort of the first half, with a minute left before the break, but Maphaha pulled off another stunner to parry his thunderous strike around the post.

While Leopards did well to hold off the Soweto giants in the opening period, the Buccaneers took control immediately after the break.

Mbesuma got them off the mark two minutes into the second stanza with a thunderous strike.

Thandani Ntshumayelo added a second on the hour mark when he received a corner from Khethokwakhe Masuku and found the back of the net from outside the area.

Pirates stretched their lead three minutes later when Tlou Segolela sent over a cross which found Klate, who scored from an awkward close-range volley.

Replacement Happy Jele buried the home side even further when he climbed high and netted a well-placed header with 10 minutes left in the match.

While Pirates stayed within four points of log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, Leopards lost more points in their attempt to climb into the top half of the table.


  • MrThreeZeroFive - 2012-11-21 22:19

    Take that!...Haters

      dumile.prince - 2012-11-21 23:19

      let them talk bhaka bhaka keep on scoring the goals

  • jimmy.ngwenya.94 - 2012-11-21 22:32

    Now dat was a convincing win

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2012-11-21 22:36

    Once and always!!

  • Molefi Khuto - 2012-11-21 22:49

    Thank you BUCS for a convincing victory over Black Leopards-shapa BHAKANIYA shapaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • isaac.hlalele.3 - 2012-11-22 02:40

    fair win, not a tainted one via referee extraodinary extra time, eg chiefs v swallows, no more beautifull game, but UGLY GAME.

      luyanda.sibutha.5 - 2012-11-22 06:03

      Chiefs aybambeke weh mf2

      mzwandile.komeni - 2012-11-22 07:01

      e.g Pirates vs Chiefs CBL Cup,7min added! It was for both teams hey! FYI!

  • kaybee.notshweleka - 2012-11-22 04:49

    Now that's the Pirates I know...

  • sbongezulu - 2012-11-22 05:43


  • sango.jika - 2012-11-22 07:06

    once a pirates always a pirate wel done boys the race is on ayeye.

  • siphiwo.maurice - 2012-11-22 08:04

    Up the Bucs.....sekuseduze, ngijombe nje ucingwana oluncane, bese ngithatha indawo yabanqobi.

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-11-22 09:31

    True champs rise 2 the occassion wen it matters most, let them run as if they r chasing impalas in the bush, but no matter wat they do, the champs will be there 2 take their top spot, UP THE BUCS....! YIYO LE....I BUCCANEER!

  • thembisa.ombinda - 2012-11-22 10:00

    Ayeye, liyez'ibhakaniya!!

  • tokollo.moeletsi - 2012-11-22 10:10

    Shapa bucs shapa...... But we need to forget about this game and concentrate on the next game, one game at a time buccaneers is all we need. There is still a long way to go and the pressure is always on us so let’s continue to really behind our team

      Gamstro - 2012-11-22 11:19

      In lyf thy is no shortcut but thy is a path , up the bucs , fnd the path boys welldone nd we re always behind u.lead the way we wil flow!!!!

  • phumlani.makhanya.5 - 2012-11-22 15:16

    If you play against a weak team you will get results, come the 8 Dec amathambo ayocoshwa phansi!!!

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