MATCH CENTRE

SAT 16 APRIL 2016, 15:00, MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM

1
VS
4

Ndoro bags a brace as Pirates close in on fourth

by BackPageTXT

Sat April 16, 17:43

Tendai Ndoro scored his fifth league goal in his last six Absa Premiership games to lead 10-man Orlando Pirates to a 4-1 win over Golden Arrows at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Victory closes the gap between the Buccaneers and their Soweto rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, to two points. Arrows are now winless in four league games.

Ndoro opened the scoring after 13 minutes. The visitors capitalising on sloppy defending by the hosts: Ntsikelelo Nyauza with a precise pass to play in Ndoro, the Zimbabwe international with a composed finish.

More poor defending resulted in the Buccaneers second. A long ball forward by Lehlogonolo Masalesa picking out Luvoyo Memela who kept his cool to score his first league goal of the season.

Things went from bad to worse for Abafana Bes’thende on the stroke of half-time. Ndoro completing his brace after Thabo Matlaba was fouled inside the area.

Arrows ,though, looked a better side after the break and were handed a lifeline by Pirates in the 53rd minute. Masalesa receiving his marching orders following a second bookable offence - his second yellow a very contentious decision with the referee accusing the midfielder of time-wasting.

It mattered little for the hosts who pulled a goal back through Nduduzo Sibiya in the 64th minute. Quick thinking by Deon Hotto ,who set up the midfielder for an easy finish.

Arrows, though, were unable to capatilise on their man advantage as Issa Sarr made sure of all three points for the visitors - the Senegal midfielder's rocket leaving Maximilian Mbaeva with no chance.

Golden Arrows (0) 1 (Sibiya 64')

Orlando Pirates (3) 4 (Ndoro 13' 44' Memela 21' Sarr 90+2')

Golden Arrows: Mbaeva; Katjiukua, Mathiane, S.Dube - Sikhakhane, Shitolo, Ngcobo (Sibeko 58'), Hlongwane (Makudubela 71') - Hotto - Fikizolo (Sibiya 59'), Mhango

Orlando Pirates: Mhlongo; Nyauza, Gcaba, Gyimah, Matlaba - Rakhale, Makola (Sarr 59'), Masalesa, Memela (Qalinge 85') - Myeni - Ndoro (Motupa 75')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM
GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
41. Nduduzo Sibiya (64') 7. Tendai Ndoro (13')
37. Luvoyo Memela (21')
7. Tendai Ndoro (44')
18. Issa Sarr (90 + 2')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
4
Defender
2
Defender
5
34
Defender
14
Defender
8
28
Midfielder
85'
17
Defender
20
Midfielder
49'
53'
12
Midfielder
59'
41
Midfielder
21'
85'
37
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
59'
5
Midfielder
71'
30
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
58'
29
Midfielder
25
Forward/Striker
49
Forward/Striker
13'
44'
75'
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sibusiso Sibeko
Midfielder
58'
35
Issa Sarr
Midfielder
59'
18
Nduduzo Sibiya
Midfielder
59'
41
Gift Motupa
Midfielder
75'
38
Mahlatsi Makudubela
Midfielder
71'
17
Thabo Qalinge
Midfielder
85'
15
CARDS
Lehlogonolo Maselesa
Midfielder
49'
12
Lehlogonolo Maselesa
Midfielder
53'
12
Edwin Gyimah
Midfielder
85'
17
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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