Cape Town Spurs secure first win of the season at home to Orlando Pirates

Cape Town Spurs recorded a shock 2-1 DStv Premiership win over Orlando Pirates on Wednesday for their first points of the new season.

Lubeni Haukongo opened the scoring at the Cape Town Stadium after just three minutes ahead of a 36th minute goal from Jarrod Moroole.

Evidence Makgopa pulled a goal back for Bucs two minutes before the break but Spurs managed to hold on for victory.

The result lifted bottom-club Spurs onto three points while Pirates are in 13th place, just six points better off.

The home side got off to a dream start when Haukongo placed Ashley Cupido’s cross past Melusi Buthelezi in the Bucs goal.

Thabiso Monyane responded with a shot on target for Bucs but Sam Ramsbottom was equal to the effort.

Luvuyo Phewa tested Buthelezi and was denied on 16 minutes, as Rushin Dortley was off target for Spurs with a header.

Buthelezi then did well to keep out a strong Moroole effort with the half winding down, only for the rebound to fall kindly to the player, who had an easy finish.

Both sides continued to make chances, and some indecision in the Spurs defense saw an unmarked Tapelo Xoki feed Makgopa for a simple tap in just before the break,

It was a game full of opportunitues, and Thabang Monare may have dome better with his header on 51 minutes, as Olisa Ndah placed his header just over the Spurs goal on the hour mark.

Bucs were fighting for an equaliser and Thembinkosi Lorch came close with a fierce drive that was well saved, before Karim Kimvuidi saw his hit float just past the right upright.

It was largely Bucs for the remaining minutes but despite dominating the ball, there was just no way through a determined Spurs defence, who claimed their first win of the season.