Saturday Oct 19, 2019. 23:00
Thembinkosi Lorch scored his first goal of the season as Orlando Pirates edged past Stellenbosch FC in the Telkom Knockout Cup on Saturday evening.
Maritzburg United were the first team to book their place in the quarterfinals of this season’s competition with a penalty shoot-out win over Bidvest Wits on Friday evening.
Golden Arrows duly followed their KwaZulu-Natal rivals into the last eight with an extra-time win over Polokwane City while Kaizer Chiefs also required penalties to see off Cape Town City.
Samir Nurkovic cancelled out Kermit Erasmus’ wonder striker in the Mother City before the Amakhosi trumped their hosts from the spot.
Pirates followed their Soweto rivals into the next round thanks to a late goal from Lorch.
The Bafana Bafana winger, who missed the decisive penalty in last season’s TKO final, broke his goal drought with a rasping 84th minute winner.
In the final game of the day, defending champions Baroka FC lost 3-2 on penalties away to Supersport United.
Bakgaga caption Mduduzi Mdantsane scored a second-half penalty before Bradley Grobler’s stoppage-time equaliser. Following a goalless 30 minute extra-time period, SuperSport came up trumps from the ensuing spot-kicks to advance into the last eight.