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Mabalane (Mayembela 25’)
Mbuyane (Ngobeni 88’)
Ndulula (Chansa 63’)
ORLANDO PIRATES 2
1 GOLDEN ARROWS
Date: Saturday, 21 May 2011
Venue: Orlando Stadium
Lamontville Golden Arrows ended their 2010/11 Absa Premiership season with a 2-1 loss to Orlando Pirates, who completed the campaign as champions.
Abafana Bes’thende end the season in 11th position on the Absa Premiership log but for much of the game ran the new champions close and only succumbed to defeat in the final six minutes.
Golden Arrows goalkeeper Helton da Rocha made a great save to deny Thulasizwe Mbuyane in the opening minutes as the home side exerted early dominance at the Orlando Stadium.
he opening goal came on 38 minutes when Pirates striker Bongani Ndulula finished off a fine move that also involved Andile Jali.
But Golden Arrows have shown a great fighting spirit in recent weeks and they were soon back on level terms as striker Collins Mbesuma got his 11th goal of the season.
The second half was a tense affair with Pirates knowing they needed to claim the win to have any chance of being crowned champions.
And their constant pressure finally paid off on 84 minutes as substitute Isaac Chansa scored a long-range effort that had the beating of Da Rocha.
Lamontville Golden Arrows (1) 1 (Mbesuma 41’)
Orlando Pirates (1) 2 (Ndulula 38’, Chansa 84’)
Golden Arrows: Da Rocha, Zwane, Musonda, Sangweni, Tom, Duiker, Shange (Manqana 54’), Nkosi, Gubuza (Macuphu 70’), Murakami (Zothwane 88’), Mbesuma
Pirates: Meyiwa, Jele, Lekgwathi, Mahamutsa, Johannes, Manyisa, Jali, Mabalane (Mayembela 25’), Segolela, Mbuyane (Ngobeni 88’), Ndulula (Chansa 63’)
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|Helton Da Rocha
Shange (Manqana 54’)
Gubuza (Macuphu 70’)
Murakami (Zothwane 88’)