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Dolly Double Gives Chiefs Derby Victory

Keagan Dolly scored a brace, including a stoppage time penalty, as Kaizer Chiefs beat Orlando Pirates 2-1 in the Soweto Derby at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

It was the 101st league meeting between the clubs, with Chiefs now winning 42 to Pirates 23, while there have been 36 draws. 

Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Orlando Pirates

It was Chiefs with the first chance of the game, as Khama Billiat got an opportunity in the opening minute, but his shot was deflected wide. It was end-to-end stuff to start with and Linda Mntambo’s effort in the 4th minute went high and wide.

Phatutshedzo Nange was on target with a low long range effort in the 9th minute, but it went directly at Siyabonga Mpontshane, who saved comfortably.

Chiefs were awarded a dangerous free kick in the 13th minute, after Billiat was fouled on the edge of the area by Fortune Makaringe after a swift counter attack. But Billiat’s shot from the set piece flew over the goal.

Two minutes later Makaringe was then involved in a Pirates attack, and after making a late run into his box, his cross-come-shot went just over the goal.

Kwame Peprah’s attempt, after a mistake at the back by Daniel Cardoso, in the 28th minute, was blocked and deflected behind. 

The Chiefs players were disappointed when Victor Hlungwane didn’t award a penalty for a Thulani Hlatshwayo handball in the 32nd minute, while Nange had a half chance two minutes later, but his cross-come-shot went wide.

Makaringe had a chance in the 45th minute, but his header went wide, and while it was entertaining first half, it remained goalless at the break.

Peprah was off target in the opening seconds of the half, while Deon Hotto’s curling effort in the 48th minute lacked power.

But moments later, an error from Hlatshwayo at the other end allowed Billiat to run onto a loose pass and break free down the left, before setting up Keagan Dolly with a square ball, to score in his Soweto Derby debut.

Thabang Monare shot over in the 51st minute, while Bernard Parker’s header was off target a minute later.

Peprah had another chance in the 59th minute, but he miscued his shot and it skewed wide.

While Pirates pushed hard for an equaliser, they were struggling to create chances in the final third, and life did not get easier when the rain began to bucket down in the last fifteen minutes.

However Billiat had a great chance in the 81st minute to make it two, but Mpontshane got a touch when one-on-one with the Zimbabwean, and Hlatshwayo was able to get back and clear.

And the Pirates’ pressure finally paid off in the 87th minute, when Mntambo was on hand to pounce after Akpeyi was unable to hold on to a shot from Terrence Dzvukamanja, and the midfielder put the ball in the back of the net.

But it wasn’t over yet, as Billiat was fouled by Olisa Ndah in the box in stoppage time, and Hlungwane awarded a penalty. Dolly stepped up and made no mistake to grab the late winner.

In the other game played on Saturday Stellenbosch and Golden Arrows played to a 0-0 draw.

Here is how they lined up for the Soweto derby:

Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Ngcobo, Mathoho, Cardoso, Mabiliso, Blom, Alexander, Nange, Parker, Dolly, Billiat.

Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Hlatshwayo, Ndah, Mabaso, Mako, Monare, Makaringe, Hotto, Makhubela, Mntambo, Peprah.



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