Polokwane City
0 - 2
Orlando Pirates
2018/11/06 | 19:30 |  South African PSL | Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane |  Full Time
Absa Premiership

As it happened: Polokwane City 1-2 Orlando Pirates

2018-11-06 07:52
Last Updated at 21:51
06 Nov 21:49

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06 Nov 21:39

Micho: "After only 72 hours to prepare for this game after the Tekom Cup we had an imbalanced squad and I rotated 5 players who were fresh with those who had tired legs. This was why we started slowly in the first-half."

"At half-time we sorted what we needed to sort with the numbers needed to go forward. I am happy for Shonga because he was under so much pressure...but in the last three games he provided 3 assists."

"I want to give credit to the players and the technical team for the work we put in...the win means a lot to us because confidence you can only get from winning."

06 Nov 21:26
MAN OF THE MATCH: Marshall Munetsi
06 Nov 21:26

Full-TIME: Polokwane 1-2 Orlando Pirates

A thriller at the Peter Mokaba Stadium as Orlando Pirates win to move top of the Absa Premiership table!

06 Nov 21:23
93' Polokwane now throwing everything at Pirates in search of an equaliser!!
06 Nov 21:21
90' The fourth official signals 5 minutes of added time!
06 Nov 21:20

89' Polokwane 1-2 Orlando Pirates

Nkile grabs a goal back for Polokwane from a corner!!!

06 Nov 21:18
89' POLOKWANE CITY!!!!!!!!
06 Nov 21:17
84' - Substitute for Polokwane as Booi is off for Wagaba.
06 Nov 21:12
82' Pirates make their third and final change as Shonga is replaced by Mahachi.
06 Nov 21:10
81' Mabaso puts in a low cross that has the Polokwane defence scrambling as they concede a corner.
06 Nov 21:09
80' Pirates hold a two-goal advantage as we head into the final 10 minutes.
06 Nov 21:06
77' Polokwane make their second change with Puleng Tlolane replacing Salulani Phiri.
06 Nov 21:01
70' Polokwane make their first change as Musona replaces Hlongwane.
06 Nov 20:58
66' Pirates make a second change as Mabaso replaces Lorch.
06 Nov 20:57

64' Justin Shonga doubles the lead for the Buccaneers with a fantastic free-kick!!!

06 Nov 20:55
06 Nov 20:53
60' CHANCE!! It should be 2-0 to Pirates. Thembinkosi Lorch does everything right, but doesn't bury his effort. Chigova with the save.
06 Nov 20:49

58' Polokwane 0-1 Orlando Pirates

Marcelo scores his first goal for the Buccaneers just before the hour mark!

06 Nov 20:47
06 Nov 20:46
57' Orlando Pirates make their first change as Kutumela replaces Mbikile.
06 Nov 20:46
57' Mbekile draws a foul in a dangerous area on the right flank.
06 Nov 20:44
55' Very late sliding tackle by Mbekile who goes into the referee's book.
06 Nov 20:43
53' Maluleke with a direct free-kick from the edge of the area but fails to keep his effort down.
06 Nov 20:38
48' STUNNING EFFORT by Mngomezulu who bends an effort just inside the far post that forces Mobakgwane into making an incredible save to keep the scores level!
06 Nov 20:34

46' Polokwane City 0-0 Orlando Pirates

We're back underway in the second-half! Can Pirates find a an all important goal to go top of the Absa Prem table...

06 Nov 20:20

HALF-TIME: Polokwane City 0-0 Orlando Pirates

Justin Shonga has failed to convert for Pirates while Mngomezulu had an early chance for Polokwane as we head into the break goalless!

06 Nov 20:15
45' The fourth official signals 1 minute of additional time.
06 Nov 20:13
42' Shonga again with another chance from an acute angle but fails to hit the target!
06 Nov 20:11
40' A good counter-attack by Pirates but Shonga takes the wrong option and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
06 Nov 20:09
35' Pirates are seemingly now finding a better rhythm and are putting Polokwane under a bit of pressure.
06 Nov 20:06
32' CHANCE for Shonga after an Mbikile cut-back but the attacker narrowly misses the target!
06 Nov 20:03

30' Polokwane City 0-0 Orlando Pirates

It's been a scrappy first-half so far for Orlando Pirates who are struggling to find any attacking rhythm while Polokwane seem the more likely to open the scoring.

  • 96'

    FULL TIME! Polokwane City 1 - 2 Orlando Pirates! After quite some extra time, the ref blows the whistle. What started out as a dull game ended with a bang! Thanks for joining us...cheers!

  • 90'

    GOAL!!! Polokwane City 1 - 2 Orlando Pirates! (Nkili) Wagaba has just come on and he has made a difference. The hosts win a corner and Wagaba manages to find Nkili who makes no mistake and finds the back of the net! Can they score one more?

  • 89'

    Pirates are in full control for the last few minutes. Passing the ball around and keeping possession. They don't need to do anything else.

  • 84'

    Polokwane also make their final change. Wagaba replaces Booi.

  • 83'

    Pirates make their final change. Shonga goes off a relieved man after scoring that goal! He is replaced by Mahachi.

  • 81'

    We have a yellow card and it's Mpho Makola on the receiving end.

  • 78'

    The hosts make their second change. Tlolane comes on in place of Phiri.

  • 76'

    Game seems to have slowed down as the hosts are still in shock from that double knock they've taken. It's not going to be easy to come back into this but if they are, they'll need to do something now!

  • 71'

    Polokwane make their first change. Hlongwane is off and is replaced by Musona.

  • 70'

    The visitors make their second change. Mabaso comes on for Lorch.

  • 66'

    GOAL!!! Polokwane City 0 - 2 Orlando Pirates! (Shonga) Thanks to that Vusimuzi infringement, Pirates had a free kick. It was taken by Shonga and he finds the back of the net at last!

  • 59'

    GOAL!!! Polokwane City 0 - 1 Orlando Pirates! (Marcelo) The deadlock is broken and it's thanks to Marcelo! He's in the center of the box and fires a header into the bottom right corner!

  • 65'

    It's getting untidy out there as we have another yellow. This time it goes to Vusimuzi Mngomezulu.

  • 61'

    We have another 2 yellow cards awarded to players from both sides. Hlongwane and Qalinge are the recipients.

  • 58'

    Pirates decide to make a substitution. Mbekile comes off and is replaced by Kutumela.

  • 57'

    We have another yellow card and this time it goes to Mbekile.

  • 53'

    Another effort from the hosts. This time it's Maluleke who takes a free kick but the ball is smashed over the target!

  • 49'

    A great effort from Mngomezulu that bends the ball and is on target and forces Mabokgwane into a save! A top class effort!

  • 48'

    A strong start to the half by Pirates. They win a corner and it's taken by Lorch. Once again though, they can't finish the job as the chance goes begging!

  • 47'

    We have our first yellow card of the game and it goes to Polokwane's Manaka.

  • 46'

    We are back underway with the second half!

  • 452'

    HALF TIME! Polokwane City 0 - 0 Orlando Pirates! So ends the first half and both teams will be happy to head to the changeroom. We'll be back shortly with the second half action!

  • 43'

    Mbonani gives away a free kick. Pirates take it quickly but still nothing comes of it.

  • 41'

    The ball is moving from one of the field to the other but neither team has managed to find the back of the net yet. The hosts have looked the better team but all that can change with a goal.

  • 37'

    Shonga using his head this time but the result is the same...can't find the back of the net. If he keeps trying, he has to get one past Chigova but the keeper hasn't really been tested so far.

  • 36'

    Shonga with 2 chances in the last couple of minutes but both times his shot was wide of the target! He can't seem to buy a goal at the moment.

  • 30'

    Ramagalela with a header that was on target and forces Mabokgwane to make a save! That was the best chance of the game so far!

  • 30'

    Once again, a Pirates player is caught offside and this time it's Lorch. So at the 30 minute mark, we are still awaiting that first goal. Both sides have had their chances!

  • 27'

    These last few minutes, the Pirates defence is really being tested and they are not doing too well. Luckily for them, the 2 chances that there were, both went out for goal kicks.

  • 23'

    The visitor's Mako has been caught offside. He was just about to push forward when he saw the flag raised.

  • 20'

    Pirates are starting to get their act together now. Seems like they were a bit slow this evening and their defence is still not at their best but the midfield is looking better now. They have a corner and it's taken by Shonga.

  • 17'

    Some mention must be made of Seabi. Although he gave that foul away, he is working hard, trying to create some chances for his team. A very hard working player.

  • 14'

    It has to be said that Polokwane are dominating proceedings at the moment. They are creating chances but they are not finishing well. Pirates need to be careful or else they could be chasing the game.

  • 10'

    Lorch wins a free kick for his team after he was fouled by Seabi. It's taken reasonably quickly but nothing comes of it.

  • 09'

    A little burst from Pirates now but the referee awards Polokwane a goal kick.

  • 06'

    Pirates starting off a bit slow this evening and just absorbing the pressure that the hosts are trying to put on them. Mabokgwane with a goal kick as Polokwane can't take advantage of the chances they are creating.

  • 02'

    Just 2 minutes into the start of the half and Ramagalela has a go at the goal! Positive start for the hosts.

  • 01'

    Polokwane City get us underway!

  • 0'

    We are a few minutes away from kick off! Some excitement in the air!

  • 0'

    Subs: Kutumela, Mabaso, Mahachi, Maphangule, Mlambo, Pule, Sandilands.

  • 0'

    Orlando Pirates Playing XI: Mabokgwane, Marcelo, Jele, Munetsi, Mbekile. Makola, Mntambo, Qalinge, Lorch, Mako, Shonga.

  • 0'

    Subs: Baloyi, Musona, Mvelase, Ndlovu, Sikhosana, Tlolane, Wagaba.

  • 0'

    Polokwane City Playing XI: Chigova, Nkili, Hlongwane, Mbonani, Manaka, Phiri, Seabi, Maluleke, Mngomezulu, Ramagalela, Booi.

  • 0'

    Good evening and welcome to the Peter Mokaba Stadium, where Polokwane City are taking on Orlando Pirates.

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Polokwane City Orlando Pirates
  • 0 Goals 2
    • 59' Marcelo Marcelo
    • 66' Justin Shonga
  • 2 Yellow Cards 3
    • 47' Edgar Manaka
    • 61' Simphiwe Hlongwane
    • 57' Asavela Mbekile
    • 60' Thabo Qalinge
    • 81' Mpho Makola
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • George Chigova
  • Bongile Booi
  • Jabu Maluleke
  • Edgar Manaka
  • Vusimuzi Mngomezulu
  • Rodney Ramagalela
  • Salulani Phiri
  • Sammy Seabi
  • Sibusiso Mbonani
  • Simphiwe Hlongwane
  • Ayanda Nkili
  • 1
  • 7
  • 8
  • 14
  • 16
  • 17
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 24
  • 26
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 12
  • 15
  • 16
  • 29
  • 32
  • 33
  • 36
  • 37
  • Thembinkosi Lorch
  • Happy Jele
  • Mpho Makola
  • Justin Shonga
  • Thabo Qalinge
  • Jackson Mabokgwane
  • Paseka Mako
  • Onassis Mntambo
  • Marshall Munetsi
  • Marcelo Marcelo
  • Asavela Mbekile
  • Charles Baloyi
  • Puleng Tlolane
  • Walter Musona
  • Marvin Sikhosana
  • Harold Ndlovu
  • Mbulelo Wagaba
  • Mpho Mvelase
  • 4
  • 10
  • 15
  • 25
  • 30
  • 31
  • 33
  • 7
  • 20
  • 24
  • 30
  • 42
  • 44
  • 45
  • Kudakwashe Mahachi
  • Xola Mlambo
  • Thabiso Kutumela
  • Wayne Sandilands
  • Meshack Maphangule
  • Abel Mabaso
  • Maliele Pule

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