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Stellenbosch Subs: Langeveldt, Weaver, Mgaga, Khunyedi, Boji, Andries, Hahn, Sibande, Mngomezulu.
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Stellenbosch XI: Stephens, Makhanya, Mcaba, Van Rooyen, Mthethwa, Nduli, Letsoenyo, Jabaar, Adams, Titus, Van Wyk
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Orlando Pirates Subs: Mpontshane, Mabena, Pule, Dzvukamanja, Martin, Mako, Mosele, Makgopa, Motshwari.
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Orlando Pirates: Chaine, Sibisi,Xoki, Shandu, Maela, Monare, Ndlondlo, Hotto, Dlaimi, Saleng, Erasmus.
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The last time the two teams met was in August last year, when they drew 1-1 in Stellenbosch.
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The two teams have met 10 times in the past, with Pirates claiming the win on five occasions. The teams drew four times and Stellenbosch have picked up just a single win.
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Stellenbosch lost 0-1 away to Amazulu and 0-1 at home to Sekhukhune United. They shared draws with Chippa United (1-1), TS Galaxy (0-0) and Marumo Gallants (1-1).
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Pirates two recent wins include a 2-0 away win over Golden Arrows and the corresponding 3-1 home win over the same side. Their three losses were against Kaizer Chiefs (0-1), Mamelodi Sundowns (0-2) and Cape Town City (1-2).
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Pirates have won two of their last five games, but have also lost three matches during that spell. Stellenbosch are winless in their last five games, having drawn three and lost two games.
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Pirates are sitting in 8th place on the table, while Stellenbosch are three from the bottom in 14th place. Pirates have won just 6 of their 16 games, while Stennelbsnoch are going through an awful win-drought, with just three wins from their 17 matches.
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Hello and welcome to a baking hot day in Johannesburg as we look forward to the PSL clash between Orlando Pirates and struggling Stellenbosch FC from the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.
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The game is underway.
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It's been a slow start to the game with both teams moving the ball around.
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A miscued through ball from Stellies goes straight to Pirates keeper Chaine.
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Pirates have a good chance in this game to record back-to-back wins against a Stellies side in crisis at the moment.
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GOAL! PIRATES! MONARE! A free-kick is whipped in and Monare neatly heads the ball into the net. Good delivery from Saleng. Pirates 1-0 Stellies.
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Stellies do not have star attacker Mendieta who is suspended for this game. Van Rooyen needs to lead his charges from the front now that they are behind.
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Pirates are rotating the ball from the back as Stellies are struggling to get going. They do have time though.
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Chance! Pirates whip in a corner towards the far post. There was nobody there for the Sea Robbers. Stellies look unsettled at the back and were lucky to escape.
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Pirates have so far had 74% ball possession and Stellies 26%.
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Stellies look more settled down as the likes of Mcaba and Makhanya find themselves on the ball. Pirates have dropped the tempo for now.
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Chance! Saleng makes a run near the Stellies goal. There was some miscommunication between Stephens and Mcaba before they eventually get the ball away. Stellies are lucky to escape again.
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GOAL! PIRATES! MAELA! Some mix-up for Stellies as Stephens comes out of his goal to try and clear away a long-ball. Maela slams the ball into the net, noticing the keeper off his line. Pirates 2-0 Stellies.
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Stellies negotiate a corner unconvincingly. Saleng tries to get a shot away but can't as the defence eventually do their work.
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Stellies have a mountain to climb now. Their defence has been their biggest weakness and has once again let them down in this game so far.
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Shandu is down after getting a knock to his chest. The medical team gives him treatment.
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Pirates goalkeeper Chaine will be looking to notch his first clean sheet for the club in this game.
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Chance! Shandu hits the post! He made a good run and struck his shot well but it hit the post. Stellies are very lucky to have not conceded a third goal. It was a great ball from Ndlondlo.
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The Stellies attack has been mostly anonymous so far as Pirates goalkeeper Chaine has not had much work to do so far.
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Good save! Stephens makes a good save to deny Maela from close range!
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There appear to be a number of Stellies players warming up on the touchline. It will not be surprising if they make wholesale changes ahead of the second half.
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Pirates have so far had 71% ball possession and Stellies 29%. The game has been one way traffic in favour of the home side.
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+3 Half Time: Orlando Pirates 2-0 Stellenbosch. It's been all Pirates and rough for the away side. Even when they did get the ball, Stellies have not strung well. They have a massive mountain to climb in the second half if they are to avoid defeat.
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There will be three minutes of first half stoppage time.
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The second half is underway.
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Mngomezulu has hardly been on the field but has been booked following a challenge on Monare.
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Stellies attitude seems better in this half. It is cooler in terms of weather but they need to try and pull a goal back soon if they want to claw themselves back into this one.
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Pirates may be looking to line up some attacking changes in order to further exploit the holes in the Stellies defence.
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Van Rooyen is playing as a false nine at times. Stellies are trying to attack more but so far not penetrating the Pirates backline.
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GOAL! PIRATES! ERASMUS! Erasmus scores from close range after some good distribution from Chaine. Pirates 3-0 Stellies.
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Pirates have made changes. Martin is on for Shandu while Dzvukamanja is on for Erasmus.
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GOAL! PIRATES! NDLONDLO! He finishes well from close range. Dlamini produces the assist following a pass from Dzvukamanja. Pirates 4-0 Stellies.
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Stellies have made a change as Nduli has been replaced by Andries.
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Chance! Dzvukamaja looked to score but Stephens made a good save this time.
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Stellies are out of the game now. Pirates are moving the ball with ease around the park.
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Play has resumed following a cooling break. Pirates push forward but are penalized. Stellies play out from the back.
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Pirates have struggled to score this season but have now scored seven goals in their last two games which will be good news for coach Jose Riveiro.
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GOAL! STELLIES! BOJI! Stellies score from a corner and have a consolation. Pirates 4-1 Stellies.
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Pirates have made a change as Monare is replaced by Mako.
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Pirates are still cruising but will be a bit frustrated after Hotto virtually needlessly gave away a goal.
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Stellies are passing the ball around but not building momentum. The points are now safe for Pirates.
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Makhanya scrambles the ball away for Stellies to end a Pirates attack.
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Pirates make a change as Pule is on for Saleng.
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Stellies are on the verge of making it nine games without a win. They have not won a league game since beating Martizburg United last October.
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Xoki recovers for Pirates to end a Stellies attack.
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Full Time: Orlando Pirates 4-1 Stellenbosch. It was one way traffic with Pirates dominating their way to victory. It was an embarrasing performance from Stellies who continue their poor form.
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+2 Pule did well to set up Dzvukamanja in a good position. The Zimbabwean should have done better but fluffs his shot.
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+1 The league title race may already be virtually won by Sundowns but this win today will help Pirates towards a potential second place finish which could qualify them for next season's CAF Champions League.
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There will be four minutes of second half stoppage time.
Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates
Stellenbosch FC
Stellenbosch FC
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Goal Scorers
1
7' Monare Thabang
22' Maela Inno...
59' Erasmus Ke...
63' Ndlondlo N...
74' Mervin Boji
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Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
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Squad
11
Sibisi Nkos...
Hotto Deon
Saleng Monn...
Ndlondlo Nd...
Monare Thabang
Dlamini Kabelo
Maela Innocent
Shandu Bandile
Nyongo Tapelo
Chaine Sipho
Erasmus Kermit
5
7
14
15
16
18
23
26
27
34
95
3
6
7
8
17
23
26
27
29
34
38
Letsoenyo K...
Mthethwa Si...
van Rooyen ...
Nduli Sihle
Stephens Sa...
Adams Jayde...
Mcaba Athen...
Jabaar Ibra...
Van Wyk Ant...
Titus Devon
O. Makhanya
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Reserves
9
Mabena Ndumiso
Motshwari Ben
Mpontshane ...
Vincent Pul...
Mako Paseka
Martin Craig
Mosele Goodman
Dzvukamanja...
Makgopa Sek...
50
6
40
45
29
30
20
37
17
35
12
11
37
25
16
19
22
42
Langeveldt Lee
Mgaga Nhlanhla
Khunyedi So...
Mngomezulu ...
Andries Oswin
G. Hahn
L. Weaver
Q. Sibande
M. Boji