Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu.
Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by Baroka FC in PSL match which was played in Ellis Park,Johannesburg.
Pirates were boosted by the return of Thembinkosi Lorch but started on the bench as Tshegofatso Mabasa partnered Gabadinho Mhango.
Mabasa repaid the coach with an absolute stunner after good pressing from Mhango and ended Pirates goal drought.
Soon after, Thamsanqa Masiya made a great surging run down the right-hand side before getting to the byline and firing the ball back across goal which forced Wayne Sandilands in to taking drastic action to punch the ball out of harm's way.
However a mistake by Mhango allowed Baroka to counter and Evidence Makgopa got onto the end of a cross and buried his chance. Replays showed he was clearly offside, but the goal stood.
The result leaves Baroka FC in 13th and Orlando Pirates in 3rd. Baroka will face fellow strugglers Chippa United in their next game while Pirates take on the dangerous Cape Town City at Loftus on Sunday.
Meanwhile Bidvest Wits and Golden Arrows played to a 0-0 draw in their Absa Premiership clash at FNB Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
Both teams remain winless in the Premier Soccer League's (PSL) bio-bubble and in fifth and ninth place in the league respectively.
The teams will return to Absa Premiership action on Friday. Arrows will host Black Leopards at Emirates Airline Park, while Bidvest Wits will welcome AmaZulu to FNB Stadium.
Bidvest Wits (0) 0
Golden Arrows (0) 0
Bidvest Wits: Goss; Hlanti, Mkhwanazi (Phillips 81'), Hlatshwayo, Macheke, Alexander, Monare, Human, Sekgota (Richie 75'), Hotto (Domingo 56'), Macuphu (Eva. Nga 81').
Golden Arrows: Mlungwana; Lunga, Mathiane, Sibisi, S.Dube, Phiri (S.Parusnath 28'), L.Dube (Zuke 60'), Makhubela, Mtshali (Sibiya 54'), Gumede (Lamola 54'), Mutizwa.
Elsewhere Chippa United and Highlands Park also played to a 0-0 draw in an Absa Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium.
The draw saw the Chilli Boys and the Lions of the North remained 12th and eighth respectively on the league standings with five matches left.
Chippa (0) 0
Highlands (0) 0
Chippa United: Mothwa, Damons, Masalesa, Malepe, Maphangule (Lentjies 64'), Thopola, Nsabiyumva, Mahola (Sibeko 64'), Maphanga (Lebitso 46', Komane 90'+2), Gamildien (Sekotlong 86'), Kwem.
Highlands Park: Kapini, Mokoena (Nyembe 61'), Rae (Nyatama 82'), Fransman, Ramoraka, Mzava, Mogaila, Letsholonyane (Mbunjana 61'), Munyai, Mvala, Shalulile.