Buccaneers move into title contention
Orlando Pirates increased their chances of challenging for the Absa Premiership title by beating Platinum Stars through goals by Justin Shonga and Thembinkosi Lorch at Royal Bafokeng Stadium yesterday.
Pirates, who moved to second on the log with 30 points a few hours before leaders Mamelodi Sundowns clashed with challengers Kaizer Chiefs, always had the upper hand. That it took 28 minutes for the Buccaneers to score - through Zambian international Shonga - was down to their wasteful ways in front of Dino Visser's goal.
Milutin Sredojevic's team should have scored as early as the 4th minute when Thembinkosi Lorch found himself one on one with Visser but his shot ricocheted off Visser's face.