Orlando Pirates were brought down from their Soweto derby high, as Golden Arrows beat them 2-0 on Tuesday, and took over fourth spot in the DStv Premiership.
Golden Arrows 2-0 Orlando Pirates
Pule Mmodi scored a brace as Arrows beat Pirates 2-0 at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.
Richard Ofori was called into action ten minutes into the game as Knox Mutizwa threatened Pirates’ goal, but the Ghanaian made a good save to deny the Zimbabwean.
Mmodi gave Arrows the lead in the 39th minute, as Arrows took a quick throw in and Mmodi ran into the box and beat Ofori at the far post.
Arrows led at halftime against a Pirates team who, while controlling the possession, never quite challenged in the final third.
Fortune Makaringe had the ball in the back of the net in the 57th minute, but the whistle had already blown because the assistant’s flag was up. But it wasn’t for an off-side, it was for a handball in the box and Pirates were awarded a penalty.
Thembinkosi Lorch stepped up to the spot but blasted it over the goal, and Arrows held onto their lead.
Mmodi made it two for Arrows in the 67th minute as he broke free on the counter, and did just enough to beat a diving Ofori.
Mmodi joined Arrows from GladAfrica Championship side Uthongathi at the start of the season.
Uthongathi are Pirates’ next opponents, as they kick off their Nedbank Cup campaign at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
Arrows host AmaZulu in their round of 32 game.