☠️πŸ”₯πŸ”΄ Pirates 3-1 Highlands: Lorch, Mhango deliver

☠️πŸ”₯πŸ”΄ Pirates 3-1 Highlands: Lorch, Mhango deliver

Absa Premiership giants Orlando Pirates claimed a third-straight win after beating Highlands Park 3-1 in Orlando tonight.

Thembinkosi Lorch and the hot fire Gabadinho Mhango each grabbed - including a wonderful finish from Paseka Mako.

Left-back Bongani Sam had a rare start ahead of Innocent Maela while Owena Da Gama started with Reneilwe Letsholonyane.

Pirates took an early lead when Lorch surprised Park’s keeper Kyle Peters with a deft finish inside 10 minutes. It was quickly 2-0 as Mhango’s pressing helped him to dribble past Peters before passing into the net.

Pirates punished the Lions of the North with a third goal before 45 minutes. Mako made powerful run past three defenders to hit home with his right foot.

Da Gama’s side pulled a goal back in the final 10 minutes. Mlungisi Mbunjana picked up from a careless Lorch pass before a solo run that he finished with a powerful shot past Wayne Sandilands.

Pirates eventually managed the game with ball possession and ended the night with maximum three points. Bucs now remain on fifth position.

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