PSL match report | Golden Arrows, Orlando Pirates draw blanks – 20 November

Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows played to a 0-0 draw in their 11th DStv Premiership match at Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday.

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The game was even as both sets of players were still trying to find their feet in the opening exchanges.

Golden Arrows looked threatening in the first 15 minutes as Pirates appeared to be very shaky at the back with two goalscoring chances in quick succession.

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Arrows still looked better and better after 30 minutes of the game as they took the game to Pirates who had to chase shadows.

Pirates then won a free-kick outside the box, and Deon Hotto stepped up and curled the ball around the wall but his attempt came off the woodwork and over the top after 40 minutes.

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It was a goalless draw between the two sides at the end of the first 45 minutes, and both sides needed to improve in the second half.

Mandla Ncikazi made a change at the start of the second half with Thabang Monare entering the field as Pirates look to shake things up in midfield.

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A ball was floated into the Pirates penalty area but it eluded everyone, and Siyabonga Mpontshane came out to pick it up.

The final 20 minutes looked like the game was heading for a draw as there were no clear-cut goalscoring chances.

Fortune Makaringe was presented with a chance to score from inside the Arrows box but his attempted shot was deflected for a corner after 75 minutes.

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The final 15 minutes didn’t produce any goalscoring chances, and both Arrows and Pirates had to settle for a goalless draw.

GOLDEN ARROWS VS ORLANDO PIRATES: STARTING LINEUPS

Golden Arrows XI: Gumede, Mantshiyane, Zuke, Sibisi, Dube, Dlamini, Dube, Sibiya, Mmodi, Conco, Gumede.

Subs: Mbatha, Ndwandwe, Ndlovu, Nkosi, Mtshali, Fikizolo, Khumalo, Sabelo, Magubane.

Orlando Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Nyauza, Ndah, Shandu, Mako, Mabaso, Makaringe, Makgaka, Mntambo, Hotto, Peprah.

Subs: Sandilands, Radiopane, Dzvukamanja, Makhubela, Maela, Sam, Dlamini, Monare, Hlatshwayo.

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