MATCH CENTRE

TUE 14 APRIL 2015, 19:30, BIDVEST STADIUM

2
VS
0

Kadi double silences Pirates

by Neil Greig

Tue April 14, 21:33

A Calvin Kadi double inside the opening 20 minutes was enough to give Bidvest Wits a 2-0 home win over Orlando Pirates in the Absa Premiership at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday night.

Bidvest Wits took an early lead when Calvin Kadi got his first goal of the season from close range in the 1st minute.

Then Kadi pounced again in the 16th minute. After good work on the right flank by Sibusiso Vilakazi who swung in an early cross, Kadi arrived at the far post and used his left foot to volley home first time and the ball beat Siyabonga Mpontshane for pace.

Vilakazi was beginning to get more and more into the game and saw his attempt tipped over the crossbar by Bucs goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane.

In the 40th minute, Henrico Botes got on the end of a deep cross, but he could not time his jump properly and the header lacked direction and power.

Then in the 42nd minute Bucs midfielder Issa Sarr put his glancing header just wide of the upright in a rare scoring opportunity for the visiting side.

Pirates started the second half a lot better as Wits defended deeper in their own half. It was Lehlohonolo Majoro who found himself one-on-one with Moeneeb Jospehs, but he tried to pick out a corner and missed the target altogether.

Bucs’ second half substitute Lennox Bacela had the ball in the back of the net from close range in the 57th minute, but he was correctly ruled offside.

After 61 minutes Pirates could have been back in the game when Sifiso Myeni made a great run through the centre of the field, but although his shot had power the ball sailed wide of the upright.

Pirates came close again in the 80th minute when a low cross came in from the left towards Lennox Bacela, but Wits’ defence did well to get to the ball first and block the shot.
Myeni did well in the 82nd minute as he cut in from the right and found Mpho Makola on the edge of the area, but his shot flew high and over the crossbar.

In the 88th minute Josephs made his first save of the game, denying Bacela from a close range header. Moments later Josephs tipped a low shot around his upright.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH BIDVEST STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
9. Calvin Kadi (1')
9. Calvin Kadi (16')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
40
Defender
15
Defender
45'
4
Defender
84'
41
Defender
88'
34
Defender
20
3
3
Defender
45'
28
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
67'
18
Midfielder
71'
6
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
45'
20
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
1'
16'
86'
9
Midfielder
46'
6
Forward/Striker
78'
21
Forward/Striker
45
SUBSTITUTIONS
Paseka Sekese
Midfielder
71'
50
Lennox Bacela
Forward/Striker
46'
17
Fikru Lemessa Tefera
Forward/Striker
78'
0
Lennox Bacela
Forward/Striker
47'
17
Markus Lecki
Midfielder
86'
44
Thabo Rakhale
Midfielder
67'
7
CARDS
Phumlani Ntshangase
Defender
84'
41
Rooi Mahamutsa
Defender
45'
28
Oupa Manyisa
Midfielder
45'
20
Happy Jele
Defender
45'
4
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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