GALLERY: Orlando Pirates run rampant over Highlands Park


Orlando Pirates continued their fine form under coach Josef Zinnbauer as they marched to victory over Highlands Park on Saturday evening.

Pirates registered their fourth win in five games under their German coach who joined back in December as they romped to a 3-1 win over Highlands at Orlando Stadium.

The tie was already decided in the first half as Thembinkosi Lorch, Gadadinho Mhango and Paseka Mako all netted in before half-time to take the wind out of the Lions of the North's sails.

It was Lorch's first league goal of the season – and his second in all competitons – as he finally got the monkey off his back following the weight of expectation as the reigning PSL Footballer of the Season.

Mhango, meanwhile, scored his eighth goal in five games to take his season's tally to 12 Absa Premiership goals in just 16 matches this season.

The victory means The Buccaneers – in fifth position currently – have narrowed the gap on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs to 12 points, with 12 rounds of fixtures still to play.

Check out the gallery above to re-live the action from Soweto last night...