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16 Mar 2016

That is all folks, thank you for choosing Sport24 to catch this Absa Premiership encounter between Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates.

16 Mar 2016

Wits puts a stop to Pirates three game winning streak with a 1-0 victory of the Buccaneers side.

16 Mar 2016

95' It's all over... FULL-TIME

16 Mar 2016

94' Wits eating away of the time... Wasting precious time that Pirates need

16 Mar 2016

92' Khumalo comes on for Klate

16 Mar 2016

90' FIVE minutes of stoppage time added.

16 Mar 2016

87' Botes comes on for Keene and the Wits bench applauds the striker with a standing ovatio

16 Mar 2016

87'  Keene looking to become provider but Gcaba blocks his cross for a corner...

16 Mar 2016

86' Majoro comes on for Qalinge

16 Mar 2016

83'  Wits doing well in taming the Pirates attack.

16 Mar 2016

80' SCORE UPDATE: Wits 1-0 Pirates

16 Mar 2016

77'  Nhlapo heads it down for Keene and the striker smashes one towards goal but it is just wide of the goal area.

16 Mar 2016

76' The stop-starts here are exactly what Wits would want to stop Pirates' momentum.

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Meanwhile Mkhwanazi also goes into the book

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74'  Pirates looking to turn the screw here in this encounter

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73'  Memela comes off for Rakhale

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69'  Yellow shown to Matlaba for a boot on Pelembe

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67' Gyimah gets shown a yellow card for the late challenge

16 Mar 2016

66' Gyimah puts a boot in while Keene comes in as well. Both players down and being attended to.

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65' Makola puts Josephs to the test again here from range. The veteran back at it again.

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62'  Josephs with a remarkable save to deny Pirates with an equaliser

16 Mar 2016

62' SUBSTITUTION: Sifiso Myeni makes way for Gift Motupa.

16 Mar 2016

60' SCORE UPDATE: Bidvest Wits 1-0 Orlando Pirates

16 Mar 2016

57'  Josephs goes down and the Wits medical staff are rushing on to the field to attend to the veteran 'keeper.

16 Mar 2016

53'  Qalinge whips in a cross but it is dealt with by Wits defence

16 Mar 2016

45'  Match is back underway here...

16 Mar 2016

HALF-TIME!!

What an exciting first-half but Wits hold onto their 1-0 lead courtesy of a James Keene strike.

16 Mar 2016

48' Myeni pulls the trigger now as he is on the edge of the box but Wits defence remain defiant. 

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47' Klate now picking up a yellow card

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45' Three minutes of added time...

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44' Yellow card issued to the midfielder

16 Mar 2016

43' What a tackle on Daine Klate, Tyson and all the Wits players crowd the referee as to what will happen to Memela.

16 Mar 2016

40' Wits 1-0 Pirates

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37' Wits back four with their midfield are putting in a hard working shift as they continue to tame Pirates attack.

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34' Matlaba pulls the trigger and his effort is well over the crossbar

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32' Jele overcooks a cross as Ndoro and a flood of red jerseys look nab in one with their heads.

16 Mar 2016

Keene poaches one in with a quick reaction following an attacking throw in.

16 Mar 2016

28' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!

16 Mar 2016

23' Memela hits the woodwork after some great play between the midfielder and Ndoro, who sends a through ball on the right. Memela makes no mistake with his strike only for the ball to hit the left post.

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22' Brighton receiving medical attention but quickly gets up... Seems to be okay.

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21' Keene finds space and Ben Motshwari places a ball through for the forward but Mlhongo is quick to the ball and clashes with the striker.

16 Mar 2016

18' Good moments in this encounter so far, each side having opportunities to take the lead...

16 Mar 2016

16' The midfielder is back up and running...
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