MATCH CENTRE

SAT 09 APRIL 2016, 20:15, ORLANDO STADIUM

1
VS
0

Pirates up to sixth following win over FSS

by BackPageTXT

Sat April 09, 22:30

Orlando Pirates exacted revenge on Free State Stars with a 1-0 win in an Absa Premiership clash at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Victory moves the Buccaneers up to sixth on the log standings, Stars remain eighth.

Pirates have been devastating in attack of late and after nine minutes they were a goal up. Free-scoring Tendai Ndoro continuing were he left off last week - Makola with a neat flick to play in his teammate who made no mistake - firing past Johnny Mathole.

The Buccaneers dominated the first-half with the woodwork coming to Ea Lla Koto's rescue on two occasions.

Ndoro saw his left-footed rocket canon off the crossbar two minutes after his opener with Thabo Matlaba denied by the up-right in the 34th minute.

The hosts broke up-field and after Makola slipped in Matlaba the the former Stars fullback guided his shot onto the post, Sifiso Myeni pounced onto the rebound, but was denied by Mathole - the Stars goalkeeper with a super save.

Stars looked a better side after the break and were only denied a point by Brighton Mhlongo who made a reflex save to keep out a rasping drive from Danny Venter ,late in the second-half.

Victory for Pirates keeps the heat on the top five with Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs now within their reach.

Orlando Pirates (1) 0 (Ndoro 9')

Free State Stars (0) 0

Orlando Pirates: Mhlongo; Nyauza, Gcaba, Gyimah, Matlaba - Qalinge (Motupa 60'), Makola, Masalesa, Memela (Sarr 81') - Myeni (Masuku 89'), Ndoro

Free State Stars: Mathole; Mbhele (Kerspuy 59'), Chabalala, Masehe, Thlone (Mashego 71') - Makhaula, Vilakazi (Thethani 83'), Mohomi, Venter - Sekola, Nkosi

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ORLANDO STADIUM
ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
7. Tendai Ndoro (9')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 1
ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
70'
2
Defender
71'
24
34
34
Defender
8
Defender
59'
25
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
13
12
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
81'
37
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
83'
10
Midfielder
89'
11
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
60'
15
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
9'
7
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
8
SUBSTITUTIONS
Gift Motupa
Midfielder
60'
38
Angelo Kerspuy
Midfielder
59'
15
Issa Sarr
Midfielder
81'
18
Katlego Mashego (FST)
Midfielder
71'
20
Menzi Masuku
Forward/Striker
89'
26
Mbuyiselo Thethani
Forward/Striker
83'
12
CARDS
Ayanda Gcaba
Defender
70'
2
Danny Venter
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
8
Issa Sarr
Midfielder
84'
18
Menzi Masuku
Forward/Striker
90 + 4'
26
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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