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SuperSport defeat Pirates over 2 days

The league clash was stopped on Tuesday night due to flood light failure, but continued today.

Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni and Supersport United striker Jeremy Brockie fight for the ball during the PSL match on 11 August 2015. Picture: PSL.

CAPE TOWN - SuperSport United eventually beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

Their league clash had to be stopped on Tuesday night due to flood light failure at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Michael Boxall's strike was enough to earn Matsatsantsa the three point, while the defeat sees Pirates lose their two first domestic matches of the season.

They lost their MTN 8 quarterfinal followed by Wednesday's loss.

After the game, Gordon Igesund said his team did exactly what was expected of them.

"Obviously they had to take risks, they did that. I thought we defended well but I wanted us to play a little bit more higher up on the field. But just the way they played, they pressed us back and we expected that. But compliments to my defenders, they dealt with it. They (Pirates) had a very big chance at the end of the day there, which was expected."

Bucs coach Eric Tinkler said luck wasn't on their side on either day.

"You know we created chances, but we just didn't put in the back of the net. Today we obviously had to throw everything at them, we went with the two strikers, we made Patrick Phungwayo almost play more as a winger than as a fullback. We pushed numbers forward. We were obviously going to be a little bit weak at the back because we might get caught on the counter."

The Australian defender was also named man of the match for his winner.

Speaking after the match Boxall said playing in South Africa had taken some getting used to.

"It's been a bit of an adjustment, I've still got a way to go but the team has been more than helpful. It's a great club and great off the field, so it helps a lot."