Absa Premiership

Pirates suffer first defeat under Palacios

2016-12-13 21:49
Augusto Palacios (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Second-half goals helped Maritzburg United beat Orlando Pirates 2-1 in an Absa Premiership game at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday night.

As a result the Team of Choice climbed up to eighth on the league standings, while Bucs stay fifth on the table after losing their first game under Augusto Palacios.

The Team of Choice began the match lively with Deolin Mekoa and Kwanda Mngonyama failing to hit the back of the net from range in the early stages of the game.

But the best chances of the first-half went to Pirates as Issa Sarr missed the target from close range in the 28th minute, before Happy Jele hit the crossbar.

The score was 0-0 during the half-time break.

The deadlock was finally broken three minutes into the second-half by Bevan Fransman, who hit the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Maritzburg.

It was soon 2-0 to the Team of Choice in the 65th minute as Brian Onyango headed home from the Pirates box to double his side's lead.

Pirates did grab a late goal in the 83rd minute through Ayanda Nkosi, but his goal proved to be a consolation as Maritzburg held on to win 2-1.

 

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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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