MATCH CENTRE

SAT 19 NOVEMBER 2016, 18:00, ORLANDO STADIUM

1
VS
0

Orlando Pirates return to winning ways in Absa Premiership

by BackPageTXT

Sat November 19, 20:14

Orlando Pirates edged out Free State Stars 1-0 in an Absa Premiership game played at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday evening.

The victory sees Bucs stay on position six on the league standings, while Ea Lla Koto also remain 15th on the log.

Bucs nearly grabbed an early goal seven minutes into the game when Luvuyo Memela set-up Tendai Ndoro, who failed to find the back of the net.

However, Zimbabwean striker Ndoro did score in the 22nd minute after beating two Stars defenders and he made it 1-0 to Pirates.

Mpho Makola came close to doubling Pirates' lead on the stroke of half-time, but Stars goalkeeper Thela Ngobeni made a good save.

Bucs goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane produced a great save to deny Stars forward Thokozani Sekotlong 15 minutes after the restart.

With Stars introducing attack-minded players, Thabo Rakhale was pulled out for Bucs defender Gladwin Shitolo in the 82nd minute.

Shitolo and his Pirates teammates were able to contain Stars until the match referee blew the final whistle and the home side won 1-0 on the day.

Pirates (1) (Ndoro 22')
FS Stars (0)

Pirates XI: Mabokgwane, Chabalala, Gyimah, Sikhakhane, Matlaba, Manyisa, Sarr, Memela, Rakhale (Shitolo 82'), Makola (Norodien 77'), Ndoro (Gabuza 90').

FS Stars XI: Ngobeni, Venter, Nkausu, Booysen (Tshabangu 90'), Tlhone (Ella 67'), Mobbie (Mashego 67'), Mbhele, Sekola, Dlamini, Vilakazi, Sekotlong

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ORLANDO STADIUM
ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
7. Tendai Ndoro (22')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
8
Defender
38'
67'
24
30
Defender
40
Midfielder
33
Defender
67'
2
Midfielder
18
Defender
25
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
77'
90 + 2'
5
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
80'
50
Midfielder
82'
25
Midfielder
7
Forward/Striker
22'
90'
7
Forward/Striker
8
SUBSTITUTIONS
Riyaad Norodien
Midfielder
77'
26
Katlego Mashego (FST)
Midfielder
67'
20
Gladwin Shitolo
Midfielder
82'
36
Armand Ella
Midfielder
67'
45
Thamsanqa Gabuza
Forward/Striker
90'
31
Nyiko Tshabangu
Midfielder
90'
16
CARDS
Mpho Makola
Midfielder
90 + 2'
5
Bokang Thato Thlone
Defender
38'
24
Nhlanhla Vilakazi
Midfielder
80'
50
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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