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Sunday World - - World Of Sport - MARK GLEE­SON at Or­lando Sta­dium

Pi­rates (4) 5

Cos­mos (0) 0 Or­lando Pi­rates romped home to an easy 5-0 win over a 10-man Jomo Cos­mos last night.

The Bucs con­tin­ued their win­ning ways, but pushed the club of their for­mer leg­end Jomo Sono into the rel­e­ga­tion quag­mire. Pi­rates won for a fourth suc­ces­sive game and are now up to sixth place in the PSL stand­ings.

This was af­ter the onesided af­fair, made eas­ier by Cos­mos de­fender Ch­es­lyn Jamp­ies be­ing sent off just af­ter 13 min­utes.

It had been a dream week up till then for the left-back, called up to the na­tional team squad for the first time on Thurs­day. But a hor­ror two-footed lunge earned him a red from ref­eree Vic­tor Gomes.

By then, Pi­rates were al­ready ahead against Cos­mos af­ter Ayanda Gcaba struck home from a tight an­gle with a pow­er­ful shot that thun­dered into the far cor­ner.

Pi­rates con­tin­ued to show lit­tle sym­pa­thy for Sono s team and were 2-0 up on the half-hour mark as Si­fiso Myeni rose to head home Lu­vuyo Memela s free kick amid woe­ful de­fend­ing.

The third from Mpho Makola nine min­utes later was spe­cial.

It came from slack de­fend­ing as four Cos­mos mark­ers al­lowed him to toe-poke a dip­ping ball home into the cor­ner of the goal.

Then came the fourth in the 42nd minute as Ed­win Gy­imah was al­lowed to slip the ball for derby hero Tendai Ndoro to tap home from close range.

Ndoro might have com­pleted a hat-trick just af­ter the hour mark with three good sec­ond­half chances, but they all went a-beg­ging.

He had a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity when Gy­imah played a ball over the top of the Cos­mos de­fence. Ndoro was one-on-one against Cos­mos goal­keeper Sher­wyn Naicker, who watched grate­fully as the Zim­bab­wean at­tacker snatched his shot wide.

Then Ndoro missed an­other with a header, and soon af­ter, had his chance in front of goal stopped by Cos­mos cap­tain Fred­er­ick Ns­abiyumva.

But Pi­rates dom­i­nance re­mained the same af­ter the break and chances kept com­ing.

In the last minute, Gift Mo­tupa showed com­po­sure af­ter be­ing set up by Ndoro for the fifth goal to round off an em­phatic night.

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