MATCH CENTRE

WED 30 NOVEMBER 2016, 19:30, PETER MOKABA

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VS
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Pirates stunned by Baroka

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Wed November 30, 21:50

Despite scoring first through Justice Chabalala, Orlando Pirates failed to win their Absa Premiership tie as they drew 1-1 against Baroka at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.

A late bicycle kick by goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke handed the Premier Soccer newcomers a deserved point at home.

Resulting from this stalemate, the Soweto giants now sit at number six with 17 points from 10 matches in their campaign.

Baroka got the contest off to a bright start, creating a wonderful opportunity in the seventh minute, but Geofrey Massa was denied by goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane from close range.

The first 10 to 15 minutes saw Kgoloko Thobejane's side controlling the match and they did not give their visitors too much time on the ball.

Tendai Ndoro managed to force his way into the box, beating his marker, but his final attempt at goal went wide on the right of keeper Masuluke's posts.

In the last 20 minutes of the first half, fouls were dominant as referee Phillip Tinyani issued four yellow cards in six minutes.

Just three minutes after the return from the tunnel, the visitors found the back of the net through Chabalala when he headed home from Luvuyo Memela's corner.

The hosts continued to dominate as they probed for an equaliser, and they introduced Tsepo Matete whose attempt from the d-line lacked poison, allowing Mabokgwane to easily collect in the 67th minute.

However, six minutes into injury time, Masuluke netted an acrobatic equaliser when Pirates failed to clear a corner from the right. The keeper improvised with a brilliant finish to hand the hosts a point.

The draw took the Premier Soccer League newcomers to the 10th spot on the log table with 11 points after 11 matches so far.

Baroka FC: (0) (1 (Masuluke 90+6')
Orlando Pirates: (0) 1 (Chabalala 48')

Baroka FC: Masuluke, Lietsisa, Zikalala, Shaku, Massa (Dube 58'), Mothupa, Munetsi, Rithabile (Matete 51'), Moeti, Mahashe, Matloga (Chauke 78')

Orlando Pirates: Mabokgwane, Phungwayo, Chabalala, Gyimah (Jele 46'), Sikhakhane, Manyisa, Makola, Memela (Shitolo 78'), Ndoro (Motupa 85'), Qalinge, Sarr

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PETER MOKABA
BAROKA FC GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
30. Oscarine Masuluke (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 3
BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
90'
30
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
3
3
Defender
15
Defender
88'
30
Defender
36'
6
Midfielder
46'
33
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
77'
11
Midfielder
78'
12
Midfielder
33'
5
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
39'
51'
23
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
85'
85'
7
Forward/Striker
58'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mfundhisi Chauke
Forward/Striker
78'
22
Happy Jele
Defender
46'
4
Gladwin Shitolo
Midfielder
77'
36
Gift Motupa
Midfielder
85'
38
CARDS
Shaku Olaleng
Defender
36'
6
Mpho Makola
Midfielder
33'
5
Soso Rethabile
Midfielder
39'
23
Tendai Ndoro
Forward/Striker
85'
7
Thembela Sikhakhane
Defender
88'
30
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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