Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
3 minute read
13 Aug 2016
3:04 pm

Blow by blow: Plat Stars vs Pirates

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars face off in the Maize Cup at the Moruleng Stadium in Rusternburg.

Tendai Ndoro celebrates a goal. (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

– final score. Platinum Stars 1-3 Orlando Pirates on penalties 

-Zulu misses. Platinum Stars 1-3 Orlando Pirates

– Nkosi scores. Platinum Stars 1-3 Orlando Pirates

– Mzimela scores. Platinum Stars 1-2 Orlando Pirates

– Melela scores. Platinum Stars 0-2 Orlando Pirates

– Mlilo, Ovono saves. Platinum Stars 0-1 Orlando Pirates

– Manyisa scores. Platinum Stars 0-1 Orlando Pirates

– Mabena misses penalty. Platinum Stars 0-0 Orlando Pirates

Penalty shootout 

– full time: Platinum Stars 0-0 Orlando Pirates

– 90′ 5 minutes of added time will be played

– 89′ throw in for Stars

– 85′ Mzimela makes a save and forces a corner

– 83′ Mere’s shot is saved by Ovono

– 80′ goal kick to Pirates

– 79′ goal kick to Mzimela

– 77′ Ndoro is booked for a late challenge

– 76′ Pirates lose the ball in the final third

– 70′ Mere receives medical treatment after Ndoro stepped on his toes

– 69′ Pirates clear a corner kick cross from Stars

– 66′ Pirates wins the ball back

– 62′ Mzimela denies Matlaba a goal, the keeper takes the ball from the Pirates man’s feet

– 61′ corner to Stars, Pirates clear the ball

– 60′ Stars building from the back

– 57′ Chabalala is booked for a late challenge on Botes

– 55′ goal kick to Stars

– 53′ corner kick to Pirates

– 51′ offside call goes against Pirates

– 50 Gumede is booked for a late challenge

– 49′ free kick to Stars outside the penalty box, Botes’ shot is blocked by the human wall

– 47′ the referee stops play to have a word with Cavin Johnson

– the second half is underway

– half time: Platinum Stars 0-0 Orlando Pirates

– 43′ Pirates loses the ball in the final third

– 41′ referee’s call goes against Stars

– 39′ great build up by Stars, Botes’ snap shot is wide at goal

– 38′ Mlilo puts the ball over the goal posts

– 36′ free kick to Stars outside the penalty box

– 35′ Makola’s hand ball gives Stars the advantage in midfield

– 33′ Sarr wins the ball in midfield for Pirates

– 30′ the ball is played back to Mzimela

– 24′ Mabena puts the ball over the goal posts after eliminating Pirates defenders while moving into the box

– 22′ Sekhakhane fails to keep the ball in play

– 20′ throw in for Stars

– 18′ Mabena’s free kick shot is punched away by Mabokgwane

– 17′ Ng’ambi’s shot at goal is blocked

– 15′ Pirates building up in style as they turn on the tricks to the crowds delight

– 14′ goal kick to Stars

– 12′ free kick to Pirates in midfield as Makola is fouled

– 9′ a long ball from Stars goes out for a goal kick to Pirates

– 7′ the ball is played back on Mabokgwane

– 5′ Pirates lose the ball in the final third

– 3′ Stars moving the ball around looking for an opening

– 1′ Ndoro with an early shot at goal, its wide. Goo build up by Pirates for Ndoro to get away from his marker to get the shot away

– Kickoff! The game is underway

Starting XI

Platinum Stars: Mzimela, Gumede, Mlilo, Zulu, Mnguni, Mere, Ng’ambi, Mabena, Botes, Gwabeni, Tshabalala

Orlando Pirates: Mabokgwane, Manyisa, Makola, Ndoro, Matlaba, Qalinge, Sarr, Chabalala, Rakhale, Sikhakhane, Gyimah