Phakaaathi Reporter
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8 Feb 2017
7:38 pm

Blow by blow: P Stars vs Pirates

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates lock horn with Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in an Absa Premiership encounter

Issa Sarr of Orlando Pirates. (Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix)

full time: Platinum Stars 0-0 Orlando Pirates

– 90′ 8 minutes of added time will be played

– 87′ Nale comes on for the last three minutes of the game

– 84′ throw in for Pirates

– 72′ goal kick to Stars

– 68′ Matlaba hits the side netting

– 66′ both Pirates and Stars building up beautifully and failing to score

– 61′ great build up from Pirates, the final past is poor

– 60′ finger tip save from Mabokgwane to deny Stars a goal

– 58′ corner kick to Stars

– 54′ Mabokgwane will come on for Mhlongo, the goalkeeper is carried off

– 51′ Mhlongo receives some attention on his knee

– 47′ Mabena’s corner kick cross is punched away by Mhlongo who needs medical treatment

– second half is underway

half time: Platinum Stars 0-0 Orlando Pirates

– 45′ 1 minute of added time will be played

– 43′ Pirates lose the ball in the final third yet again

– 39′ Makola’s free kick shot curls away from the keeper

– 36′ Mabena’s bicycle kick is saved by Mhlongo

– 33′ Mobara replaces Sarr, the latter sustained an injury

– 30′ Mere puts the ball over the goal post

– 26′ Mhlongo denies Ntuli with a fines stop

– 25′ Pirates lose the ball in the final third

– 22′ Mathe’s shot at goal goes over the goal posts

– 20′ corner kick to Stars

– 19′ the ball is played back to Mzimela

– 17′ great recovery from De Jongh to deny Ndoro a chance to take a shot at goal

– 15′ good pressing from Pirates in the opening stages of the match

– 9′ Mathe is booked

– 5′ Mlilo receives medical treatment

– kickoff the game is underway

Starting XI

Orlando Pirates: 16. Mhlongo, 2. Gcaba, 4. Jele, 30. Sikhakhane, 8. Matlaba, 20. Manyisa, 18. Sarr, 5. Makola, 37. Memela, 29. Lorch, 7. Ndoro.
Platinum Stars: 31. Mzimela, 3. Mlilo, 37. Mwedihanga, 18. De Jongh, 21. Zulu, 28. Mathe, 2. Mere, 10. Mabena, 22. Ng’ambi, 8. Phiri, 17. Ntuli.