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Teko Modise: Arrows poked holes in Pirates' three-man defence

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Teko Modise says Golden Arrows exploited the weaknesses in Orlando Pirates' tactics to claim a 2-0 victory over the Soweto giants on Tuesday.

The two sides met at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium for a DStv Premiership encounter and Arrows came out on top thanks to a brace from Pule Mmodi.

Modise, a former Pirates midfielder, pointed out that Bucs' three-man defence was not effective as Arrows were able to find space to easily.

"Arrows had a strategy that they tried to apply," Modise told SuperSport TV.

"They knew that Pirates were defending with three at the back and there is always some space and gaps that they [Arrows] needed to utilise with speed as well.

"[In] second-half, yes, Pirates came back with some good intensity, but they attacked in numbers and you could see Arrows were getting the chances [at the other end] with Pirates looking to get that equaliser."

Modise also commented on the missed penalty from Thembinkosi Lorch, which could have levelled the game at 1-1.

He added: "I think after the penalty miss, Pirates became totally different and they started being exposed at the back.

"It was not a good penalty from Thembinkosi Lorch. After the penalty, you could see the mood and body language of the players were affected."

- TEAMtalk media

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