MDC record win over Stars

The
Orlando Pirates Multichoice Diski Challenge have kept
the pressure on at the top of the league following their 2-1 victory over
Platinum Stars on Saturday.

Goals
from Reanetse Ramatlapeng and Thobela Sikhakhane
were enough to hand the visitors maximum points.

Despite
hosts Dikwena dominating the opening minutes of the game it would be
the young Buccaneers who would score first courtesy of a well guided
header by Ramatlapeng in the 20thminute.

Pirates made it 2-0 three
minutes into the second stanza after striker Sikhakhane intercepted
a pass deep in Stars’ defence to capitalise on the home
sides’ defensive frailties.

Stars would pull a goal
back in the 58th minute
but the Bucs defence would be able to hold off the barrage of attack to record
their second victory on the trot.

Starting XI: Tsotetsi,
Maphumulo, Ramatlapeng, Nyauza, Mthiyane, Maart (Mbulu),
Moremi, Baliso (Lourenco), Sikhakhane (Cwinyane),
Peters, F. Hlalele

SAB win again…but only just

Meanwhile, the Orlando
Pirates SAB team registered their seventh consecutive victory in the
league but it wasn’t all plane sailing as they had to come from behind not once
but twice to beat feeder side Randburg 3-2 on Sunday.

Hosts Randburg looked
to have finally found the medicine to halt the Pirates train in former Project
X 2016 player, Wade Martin. The lanky utility man netted a brace
for Randburg but his heroics would be dented by the
relentless Buccaneers who responded with three goals of their own from Siphumelele Mbulu’s
excellent free kick and a brace from Grant Peters.

The win sees Pirates move
to 21 points after seven games played.

Next up for the SAB team is
an away match against SabeloSuper Stars which will be played at the Nike
Centre in Pimville, Soweto.

Starting
XI: Thuntsane, Magwaza, Nkomo, Molaba,
Witbooi, Mbulu, Mokwena (F. Hlalele), C. Hlalele,
Lourenco (Peters), Cwinyane (Lottering), Lepasa

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