Orlando Pirates failed to avenge their defeat in the first round when they were denied the three points by Moroka Swallows following their 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match at Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday night.
Goals by Siyabonga Nomvethe and Lehohonolo Majoro ensured the Soweto giants shared the spoils in an fantastic game of football.
Eric Tinkler’s men probed for an early opener when defender Happy Jele combined with Mpho Makola down the right flank, but Rudi Isaacs managed to clear at the back.
For the first time in the Buccaneer’s camp, Kermit Erasmus partnered with Lehohonolo Majoro and their combination troubled Fani Madida’s men.
Tinkler introduced Thabo Rakhale in the 62nd minute and his moved worked as Jomo revived Pirates’ play with his direct moves to the Swallows defence which created chances for Majoro and Erasmus.
In the 78th minute Rakhale’s pass found Erasmus who placed for Majoro to finish with a neat shot beating the Nigerian keeper.
Just after Major’s goal, Helder Pelembe was introduced.
In the dying minutes, Swallows sat at the back and defended too deep.
The Buccaneers desperately went forward in search of a late winner, but the Dube Birds fought hard to ensure they bag four points from Tinkler’s men this season.