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Posted on 24 July 2007  - 12:00

All the action from our second game in the Vodacom Challenge, Tuesday night's 2-1 win against Orlando Pirates at Newlands, Cape Town.

All the action from our second game in the Vodacom Challenge, Tuesday night's 2-1 win against Orlando Pirates at Newlands, Cape Town.

Martin Jol made a few changes to the side that toppled Kaizer Chiefs in Saturday's opener in Durban.

Radek Cerny came in for Paul Robinson while Pascal Chimbonda, Paul Stalteri, Tom Huddlestone and Jermain Defoe all made their first starts of pre-season. Defoe partnered Darren Bent up front, Younes Kaboul started again after only lasting 25 seconds against the Chiefs and undergoing dental work after a kick in the face.


Added time: Pirates corner bounced around, cleared.

Added time: 4mins.

85mins: PENALTY SAVE, PENALTY SAVE, GOAL - PIRATES. Cerny saved first spot kick from Walaza diving to his right, then a retake from the same player diving to his left, both retaken for moving off his line. Kamwendo took over third time and slotted.
Orlando Pirates 1, Spurs 2

84.20: PENALTY - PIRATES. Walaza broke through, tugged down by Chimbonda. Penalty awarded.

83.40: GOAL - SPURS. Fine move, O'Hara into Defoe, onto Malbranque who crossed deep for Routledge to finish from 16 yards.
Orlando Pirates 0, Spurs 2

82.46: SAVE - CERNY. Kamwendo unleashed drive from free-kick, right corner of box, Cerny at full stretch to palm away.

82.06: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Stalteri for protests at free-kick.

78.45: SAVE - CERNY. Cerny at full stretch to get to Matema's free-kick from 20 yards, ball came out to Ramudzuli who volleyed over open goal from 14 yards.

77.42: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Kaboul for foul on Chenene.

75.35: YELLOW CARD - PIRATES. Ramudzuli for foul on Malbranque.

75.17: Free-kick from Lekgwathi, central, 25 yards out, drove straight down the middle of the goal where Cerny collected.

70.58: Chenene tame volley gathered by Cerny at near post.

69mins: SUBS - SPURS. O'Hara and Malbranque for Taarabt and Jenas.

67.49: CHANCE - SPURS. Great move, Taarabt to Jenas, to Routledge and back to Taarabt who curled just over from 18 yards.

65.20: CHANCE - PIRATES. Deep cross from Chenene fell at feet of Ramudzuli at the far post, snatched at shot as Stalteri came over to cover and lashed wide from 16 yards.

63.09: Half a chance for Matema, just inside box, didn't get hold of it and easy save for Cerny.

58mins: OFF LINE - SPURS. Bent got beyond the Pirates defensive line onto Huddlestone pass again, just managed to poke the ball goalwards as Chansa rushed out, Makita back to clear off line.

57.12: Cerny forced to fingertip fine whipped in free-kick from the left by Makhanya.

54.49: Jenas 30-yarder gathered by Chansa.

54.10: SAVE - CHANSA. Huddlestone great hit from 22 yards, Chansa diving save and good hands to his right.

53.40: Seema lifted ball over the top aiming for Mokoena, Cerny out to gather.

53.11: Chimbonda fine cross from left forced flying punch clear from Chansa.

51.30: Jenas took on Seema down the left, defended did well with slide tackle.

50.45: Makhanya looked to feed in Mokoena, left side of box, Kaboul read it and cleared.

46.25: CHANCE - PIRATES. Mokoena cross from the left picked out Makhanya at the far post, fluffed volley and ball cleared.

Second half kicks-off...

Half-time: Orlando Pirates 0, Spurs 1

Added time: SAVE - CHANSA. Bent climbed high at far post to nod Routledge's cross down to Defoe, reached it but Chansa out quickly to smother effort.

Added time: 1min.

44.59: CHANCE - SPURS. Jenas fine pass picked out Bent's run down the left, looked up and rolled the ball back for supporting Huddlestone to strike, didn't get hold of it and skidded a yard wide.

44.20: Fine hold up play from Defoe down the left, crossed for Routledge, tricky pass to control and ball cleared.

40.31: Matema curler with left foot from 25 yards no problems for Cerny diving to his right.

39.19: SAVE - CHANSA. Taarabt, central, got ball out of feet and struck powerful drive that Chansa parried back into box, ball cleared.

38.41: Taarabt, left side of box, under pressure and didn't quite get shot off.

36.10: Jenas nipped in to win possession as Chenene threatended to break through.

33mins: Taarabt laid ball into Defoe who hit dipper from 20 yards that Chansa had to take at second attempt.

32.20: WOODWORK - SPURS. Taarabt fouled, free-kick, Kaboul lashed it from 30 yards and it smashed into left-hand post with keeper reduced to spectator.

30.51: Gardner 50-yard crossfield pass to Taarabt, tricks and turns down the left, fed bac to Stalteri, Chansa out to collect cross.

26.40: Another harsh free-kick award against Kaboul, Matema hammered high and wide from central position, 30 yards out.

24mins: SAVE - CERNY. Mokoena broke offside trap and through on Cerny, who stood his ground and guessed right to make one-on-one save, Mokoena onto rebound but lashed wide with Stalteri and Gardner back on the goalline.

21.36: Routledge whipped cross in from right, Chansa completely missed it but ball evaded Bent at far post.

19.40: SAVE - CERNY. Kamwendo decent strike from 25 yards flew like and arrow but Cerny saw it all the way and made comfortable diving save to his left.

16.30: Free-kick awarded against Kaboul, 20 yards out, left side, Lekgwathi smashed it a mile wide.

15.27: Taarabt quick break, tried to pick out Defoe's run but pass cut out by Makita.

12mins: GOAL - SPURS. Huddlestone 50-yard pass from deep in our half controlled by Bent, edge of box, calmly lifted over Chansa and home.
Orlando Pirates 0, Spurs 1

11.20: Kamwendo bobbled shot well wide.

8mins: Jenas free-kick flighted just too high for Gardner at far post.

7.35: Routledge did well to win possession, hacked down.

7.08: Chimbonda climbed high to reach corner but penalised for climbing.

4.58: Lovely turn from Taarabt, one-two with Bent, dribbled to box but crowded out.

1.43: Good start from Pirates, keeping possession on much better playing surface.

Pirates: Francis Chansa, 14 Lucky Lekgwathi, 28 Destin Makita, 17 Lehlohonolo Seema, 19 Innocent Mdledle, Mlingisi Gumbi, 7 Josephy Kamwendo, 24 Joseph Makhanya (20 Ramudzuli, 62), 11 Bennet Chenene, 23 Lebohang Mokoena (Teferra, 69), 36 Ralph Matema (Walaza, 80). Subs: Senzo Meyiwa, Tonic Chabalala, Linda Mkhwanazi, Luntu Mazana, Bheki Mlambo, Jorry Merahe, Tlou Segolela, Tebogo Mashaba, Manuel Bucuane.

Spurs: Cerny, Chimbonda, Stalteri, Kaboul, Gardner, Routledge, Jenas (O'Hara, 69), Huddlestone, Taarabt (Malbranque, 69), Bent, Defoe. Subs: Robinson, Dawson, Rocha, Daniels, Maghoma, Zokora, Keane.