Local News 4.5.2017 07:35 pm

Blow by blow: Wits vs Orlando Pirates

 Ayanda Gcaba and Gabadinho Mhango during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium on February 15, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Ayanda Gcaba and Gabadinho Mhango during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium on February 15, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Bidvest Wits welcome Orlando Pirates to the Bidvest Stadium in an Absa Premiership clash. This is the second game that the Clever Boys is playing this week following their 1-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns on Monday.

– full time: Bidvest Wits 1-0 Orlando Pirates

– 90′ three minutes of added time will be played

– 87′ Pule comes on for Mhango

– 77′ Wome comes on for Rakhale

– 74′ Pelembe is replaced by Mahlambi

– 70′ Qalinge and Ndoro replaces Gcaba and Makola

– 69′ free to Wits outside the penalty box

– 62′ Rakhale with a good strike at goal, Josephs denies Pirates an equaliser

– 56′ Malajila comes off the bench to score the opening goal. Bidvest Wits 1-0 Orlando Pirates

– 53′ Gabuza rans into the box late and can’t connect with Rakhale’s cross

– 50′ Rakhale fails to direct the ball into the back of the next after getting on the end of a cross from Phungwayo

– 46′ Wits win a corner as they fail to go past Pirates’ defence

half time: Bidvest Wits 0-0 Orlando Pirates

– 45′ 21 minute of added time will be played

– 44′ throw in for Wits

– 39′ Josephs keeps Makola’s free kick attempt out

– 38′ free kick to Pirates outside the penalty box

– 35′ Pirates give the ball away in the final third

– 30′ Wits caught offside

– 28′ Mhango receives medical treatment

– 21′ goal kick to Josephs and Wits

– 16′ Makola gives the ball away with a cheap cross that is cleared away

– 14′ end to end stuff at the Bidvest Stadium

– 12′ Mobara forces a great save out of Josephs

– 7′ Sarr miscues his shot and the ball goes out for a corner to the home side

– 3′ Mahlambi goes down under a challenge from Matlaba, the referee tells him to get back up

– kickoff!

Starting XI 

Bidvest Wits: 16. Josephs, 3. Hlatshwayo, 4. Khumalo, 8. Monare, 13. Hlanti, 17. Mhango, 23. Myeni, 27. Mahlambi, 30. Motshwari, 33. Frosler, 41. Ntshangase.
Orlando Pirates: 40. Mpontshane, 8. Matlaba, 4. Jele, 2. Gcaba, 21. Phungwayo, 18. Sarr, 45. Mobara, 20. Manyisa, 25. Rakhale, 5. Makola, 31. Gabuza.

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results

Chiefs 1-0 Wits
Sundows 2-2 Highlands
Arrows 2-1 Pirates

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# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 30 60
2 Sundowns 30 57
3 Cape Town City 30 55
4 Kaizer Chiefs 30 50
5 SuperSport United 30 48
6 Polokwane City 30 43
7 Maritzburg Utd 30 38
8 Arrows 30 38
9 Platinum Stars 30 37
10 Ajax Cape Town 30 36
11 Orlando Pirates 30 33
12 Bloemfontein Celtic 30 29
13 Chippa United 30 28
14 Free State Stars 30 28
15 Baroka FC 30 28
16 Highlands Park 30 27

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