Golden Arrows add to Pirates' woes

Orlando Pirates barren run in the Absa Premiership continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The Buccaneers struggled to create chances throughout a frustrating evening in Soweto, which ultimately ended without a goal as the hosts extended their run without finding the back of the net to over six hours in domestic competitions.

Pirates, who are now winless in six matches across all competitions, move up to ninth on the log standings while Arrows slip down to sixth following tonight's league action.

Abafana Bes’thende created the first chance of the match and should've opened the scoring with 19 minutes on the clock, but Nkosinathi Sibisi headed wide with the goal at his mercy.

Pirates first shot in anger fell at Gabadinho Mhango's feet four minutes later, but Edmore Sibanda was well positioned to deny the Malawian's free-kick from bulging the back of the net.

The Buccaneers best chance of the encounter came in the 40th minute as Innocent Maela rose highest to meet a Mhango corner-kick, but unfortunately for the defender, his attempt cannoned off the crossbar and out of danger.

Wayne Sandilands was called into action in the 76th minute to deny Nduduzo Sibiya's cheeky lob from going in. The shot-stopper alive to the danger having been virtually untested up until that moment.

Pirates had a late chance to grab all three points, but Sibanda pulled off a superb save to deny debutant Austin Muwowo, who's curling free-kick in the 90th minute looked destined for the back of the net. Ultimately, another frustrating night for Pirates, who trail log leaders and fierce rivals Kaizer Chiefs by five points.

Orlando Pirates (0) 0

Golden Arrows (0) 0

Orlando Pirates: Sandilands; Nyauza, Jele, Maela, Dlamini (Lorch 57'), Ndlovu, Mlambo, Nyatama, Makaringe, Mulenga (Muwowo 80'), Mhango (Mabasa 70').

Golden Arrows: Sibanda; Dube, Sibisi, Mathiane, Lunga, Makhubela, Shitolo, Phiri, Sabelo (Lamela 81'), Gumede (Sibiya 54'), Mutizwa (Mtshali 87').