Orlando Pirates dropped points for the second straight Absa Premiership match after they drew 1-1 with AmaZulu at the King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium.
Milutin Sredojević opted to field Augustine Mulenga and Justin Shonga in the attack, as they looked to return to winning ways in the league.
The decision to stick with Mulenga upfront paid off for Pirates, as the Zambian put his side ahead after 13 minutes with a composed after being played in by Lorch.
Usuthu, however, responded well to going behind as the likes of Ovidy Karuru and Emiliano Tade combined to good effect after 30 minutes, but the latter’s effort was black in the box.
The Buccaneers managed to carve out a couple more chances as the drew to a close, with Linda Mntambo and Shonga squandering good openings.
Usuthu managed to restore parity three minutes into the second half, as Tade showed great awareness to latch onto a loose ball and rifled home from 12-yards out.
Shonga had a couple chances to get Pirates back in front, but he failed to capatilise on a few one-on-one situations, much to the frustration of the supporters.
Shonga’s disappointing night in front of goal continued as he squandered another chance in the 71st minute after getting on the end of Mulenga’s cross from the right.
Jackson Mabokgwane’s inclusion certainly raised a few eyebrows, but he proved his worth in the 79th minute with a superb to keep out Tade’s curling free-kick.
Both sides pushed for a winning goal late on, but neither could carve out another chance as the spoils were shared on the night.