MATCH CENTRE

WED 08 FEBRUARY 2017, 19:30, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

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Platinum Stars hold Orlando Pirates

by BackPageTXT

Wed February 08, 21:31

Platinum Stars and Orlando Pirates drew 0-0 in an Absa Premiership game which was played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Wednesday night.

As a result, Bucs remain 10th on the league table, while Dikwena move up to 12th on the standings.

Dikwena goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela was the busier of the two shot-stoppers in the opening stages of the bottom half of the table encounter.

The 31-year-old gathered Luvuyo Memela's dangerous cross and he also saved Oupa Manyisa's long range shot, before the 20-minute mark.

Bucs keeper Brighton Mhlongo was called into action in the 37th minute, but he saved Ndumiso Mabena's effort to ensure that the first-half ended goalless.

The two teams continued to struggle to find the back of the net in the second-half as they gave away possession in the final third.

Stars striker Bongi Ntuli tried to beat goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane from range in the 62nd minute, but the goal-minder was equal to the task.

Henrico Botes, the Stars striker, was introduced in the 92nd minute as the home side searched for a late winning goal.

However, Pirates stood firm at the back and ultimately, the match ended in a goalless draw.

Platinum Stars 0
Orlando Pirates 0

Platinum Stars: Mzimela, Mlilo, Mwedihanga, De Jongh, Zulu, Mathe (Msomi 74'), Mere, Mabena (Nale 87'), Ng'ambi, Phiri (Botes 92'), Ntuli.

Orlando Pirates: Mhlongo (Mabokgwane 55'), Gcaba, Jele, Sikhakhane, Matlaba, Manyisa ,Sarr (Mobara 33'), Makola, Memela, Lorch (Makudubela 77'), Ndoro.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
PLATINUM STARS GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
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PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
21
Goalkeeper
55'
1
Defender
22
Defender
2
Defender
3
Defender
4
Defender
2
Defender
8
0
30
Midfielder
90 + 2'
0
Midfielder
33'
18
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
10'
74'
28
Midfielder
20
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
77'
29
Forward/Striker
87'
10
Forward/Striker
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sibusiso Msomi
Midfielder
74'
15
Abbubaker Mobara
Defender
33'
45
Abia Nale
Midfielder
87'
37
Jackson Mabokgwane
Goalkeeper
55'
16
Henrico Botes
Forward/Striker
90 + 2'
9
Mahlatsi Makudubela
Midfielder
77'
37
CARDS
Solomon Mathe
Midfielder
10'
28
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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