MATCH CENTRE

SUN 21 FEBRUARY 2016, 15:30, MBOMBELA STADIUM

1
VS
3

Ndoro buries ex-team Aces

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Sun February 21, 17:37

Tendai Ndoro came on as a second half substitute and scored twice to hand Orlando Pirates a 3-1 Absa Premiership victory over Ndoro’s former team Mpumalanga Black Aces.

Thabo Rakhale scored Bucs’ opening goal while Collins Mbesuma replied for the home team.

Pirates took an early lead in the 4th minute when Thabo Rakhale opened buried a first time volleyed effort after he got onto the end of Thabo Matlaba’s perfect cross from the right wing.

But Aces fought back quickly and found the net themselves through in-form hitman Collins Mbesuma. He only need one chance to rifle home a low shot with his left foot past Brighton Mhlongo on his near post. This, after good work by Bryce Moon on the right wing to pull back a cross to Mbesuma.

Mpho Makola came close to scoring a second for Bucs in the 22nd minute when his curling free kick struck the crossbar with the goalkeeper well beaten. And in the 27th minute, Gift Motupa saw his pile driver just miss the top corner of goal.

Pirates then had two good chances to score. First, in the 33rd minute, Rakhale found Issa Sarr with a chipped pass in behind the defence, but the Senegalese midfielder got his volley attempt all wrong. A minute later Lehlohonolo Majoro found himself in a good position to shoot, but for some reason took a touch instead of firing first time and the chance was wssted.

Just before the half time break Bucs got another good chance after cutting open the Aces defence once again. But Gift Motupa could not get his shot on target from the right side of the danger area, despite having time to pick his spot.

Makola had the first chance of the second half but he got his attempted shot totally wrong with his left foot. He was later taken off and replaced by Tendai Ndoro who made an immediate impact.

Ndoro cut in from the left flank and drove in a pass towards Motupa, but he missed the ball in trying to help it towards goal and instead the ball rolled into the far post and beat Walters in goal.

Then substitute Menzi Masuku ran into space and saw his effort blocked by an Aces defender as Pirates pushed for a third goal in the final five minutes of the regulation 90.

But Pirates were not done yet and Ndoro found his second. After receiving a pass and turning onto his right foot, the Zimbabwean struck a right footed shot into the far bottom corner of goal.

Ndoro could have had a hat trick in the 90th minute, but his left footed shot went wide of goal.

Black Aces (1) 1 (Mbesuma 12’)
Orlando Pirates (1) 3 (Rakhale 4’ Ndoro 69’, 87’)

TEAMS

Black Aces: Walters, Moon, Mzava, Ngalo, Nonyane, Matsi, Ngoma (Mbatha 59’), Jayiya (S Masina 46’), Khuboni, Modiba (Mosemaedi 70’), Mbesuma

Pirates: Mhlongo, Matlaba, Phungwayo, Gcaba, Gyimah, Sarr, Rakhale, Makola, Majoro (Ndoro 63’), Motupa (Nyauza 74’), Memela (Masuku 84’)

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MBOMBELA STADIUM
BLACK ACES GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
9. Collins Mbesuma (12') 25. Thabo Rakhale (4')
7. Tendai Ndoro (69')
7. Tendai Ndoro (87')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
70'
12
Defender
2
Defender
29
3
Defender
10'
22
Defender
8
3
Midfielder
85'
17
Defender
2
Midfielder
74'
38
Midfielder
59'
11
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
84'
37
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
90'
5
Forward/Striker
46'
10
Midfielder
4'
25
Forward/Striker
12'
9
Forward/Striker
63'
45
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lindokuhle Mbatha
Midfielder
59'
0
Tendai Ndoro
Forward/Striker
63'
7
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
70'
20
Ntsikelelo Nyauza
Defender
74'
34
Menzi Masuku
Forward/Striker
84'
26
CARDS
Eddie Zamuxolo Ngalo
Defender
10'
22
Edwin Gyimah
Midfielder
85'
17
Mpho Makola
Midfielder
90'
5
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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