- Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City side staged a thrilling late comeback to salvage a 2-2 draw against Orlando Pirates
- Pirates led for most of the match but a duo of stunning goals within seven minutes of each other in the closing quarter by Ayanda Patosi levelled the game
- Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic said it was unacceptable that his side led Cape Town back into the game at such a late stage
Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City side bounced back from their 4-1 thumping by Kaizer Chiefs in impressive manner. Cape Town City staged a thrilling late-stage comeback against Orlando Pirates to secure a 2-2 draw.
Orlando Pirates led for most of the match which took place at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday night. Two quickfire goals within the first 15 minutes of the match put Pirates on track to record a second successive win after their epic win over log leaders Bidvest Wits over the weekend.
This was not meant to be as two goals within seven minutes of each other late in the second half by Ayanda Patosi broke the spirit of Orlando Pirates.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic was furious after the match and said it was unacceptable that his players had allowed Cape Town City back into the match during the closing stages.
Citizen.co.za reported that Linda Mntambo missed a crucial opportunity to retake the lead for Orlando Pirates just a minute after Patosi’s goal. This was to be the last chance the Buccaneers would have to win the match.
Sredojevic said the result showed a long-held belief of his which was the 2-0 was one of the most dangerous scorelines in the game of football.
Sredojevic said his side was in control for much of the game but an element of panic crept into their playing style once Cape Town scored their first goal. Something from which the side never recovered.
Sredojevic said the result proved that in football you can never relax or become complacent and that was a lesson his players had learned the hard way.
The result means Orlando Pirates wasted a good opportunity to move to joint first position on the PSL log.
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