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Absa Premiership Ajax Cape Town Bidvest Wits

Posted: 26 August 2014 Time: 19:02

Ajax Cape Town moved to the top of the Absa Premiership standings after beating Bidvest Wits 3-1 at Athlone Stadium on Tuesday night.

Urban Warriors striker Nathan Paulse got a late brace before teammate Keagan Dolly found the net, while Sthembiso Ngcobo was on target for the Students in the Mother City.

The first stanza belonged to Ajax, and it was only thanks to some brave defending from Onismor Bhasera that the score remained 0-0 after the Zimbabwean blocked Tashreeq Morris’s shot on the line after 13 minutes.

The lively Dolly was determined to get his name on the score-sheet, but was unable to get a curling shot from out on the right flank on target in the 20th minute.

As the game neared the half-hour mark, Ajax were becoming increasingly rampant, but could just not finish off their chances.

This was demonstrated by Thabiso Nkoana, who failed to pick out an unmarked Paulse at the back post, instead shooting tamely into the hands of Clever Boys shot-stopper Jackson Mabokgwane.

The home side began the second half on the front foot, and had a great chance just two minutes after the restart, but Morris fired his volley over the bar from close range.

The visiting side however were always looking to snatch a half chance, and were close to netting in the 57th minute, but Kees Kwakman had his close-range header saved by Anssi Jaakkola.

The deadlock was broken 13 minutes before the final whistle, when Paulse used his height to beat Mabokgwane to Dolly’s free-kick, his header going into an empty net.

Gavin Hunt’s side, though, hit back within three minutes when substitute Ngcobo took advantage of some hesitant defending to hit a volley in off the upright.

However, the Urban Warriors were back in front in the 84th minute when Paulse calmly slotted home a spot kick after Thulani Hlatshwayo’s handball in the Wits box.

The victory was sealed in the 90th minute when Ajax caught the Students on the counter-attack, Dolly strolling through unchallenged to curl the ball beyond Mabokgwane to complete a memorable evening for the Cape side. 

HOME: Ajax Cape Town

Coach: Roger de Sa
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Yakobe
posted: 2014-08-26 17:34:18

I cn c Hunt made sum changes in d squad beaten up by @Bucs. Starting wid 2 attackin players in Katongo and Kebede.

sosdowns1
posted: 2014-08-26 19:37:46

Roger You can win This league Just keep the momentum going.

Double Action 7
posted: 2014-08-26 19:41:16

I would like to hear Gavin Hunt's comments

proh
posted: 2014-08-26 19:45:52

U need 2 put Ngcobo alwayz on a starting line up Gavin

MloizaFaku
posted: 2014-08-26 19:58:28

De Sa is very dangerous...he wil build Ajax to be what it used to be. He had an ability frm Pirates...jc dat Pirates was too big for him..it had too much pressure...keep it up De Sa

Thulani Wa Lekhosi
posted: 2014-08-26 20:56:28

Was Rodger a useless coach or is Pierats jst full of cows

Nxa Galaxy of Stars my foot

kilo89
posted: 2014-08-26 21:02:23

Bucs want him back, VV is backfiring

mmcyaah
posted: 2014-08-26 21:08:33

Eh tiyabuya ekse

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-08-26 21:14:54

Great game from ajax, attacking the useless students at will. They were supposed to wrap this one up before half time but in true south African fashion missed so many chances, it was actually nothing new to me seeing the coach (RDS) cutting a frustrated figure on the sidelines, he knows this very well. Wits was obviously finished from the performance that they gave against the mightiest team in the land, they looked so tired, engines were empty and only bhasera saved them in the first half and rightfully so cause he was fresh. But even he was not going to keep this up for the entire game and something had to give and it did. Very good game. Geez! 3 games 12 goals in total, hope tomorrow night won't disappoint, exciting times ahead, I hope well see as many goal action tomorrow. Once and always bucs.

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-08-26 21:17:54

Thulani Wa Lekhosi but you donkeys called him useless mos, why asking this crap now zebbie? You are useless too. Once and always bucs.

sterror
posted: 2014-08-26 22:28:29

PSL is becoming more interesting tjo

Bucs4eva Phindamzala
posted: 2014-08-26 22:31:13

Wits shud take over from Arrows and guarantee us 6 points per season!

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-08-26 22:54:08

good summary juju…

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-08-26 23:05:14

After blankly, arrogantly and naively saying that he'll win the league with 10 points this sea on Brian Joffe will be non to pleased about this… This is a misappropriation of funds by Gavin… Mr Turn around gave Gavin a 60 bar odd budget for players this season.. and what does Gavin do…? He spends it all at the scrap yard and file de joie-house…

Eyayapirates( tjokotja)
posted: 2014-08-27 04:04:00

Always felt that roger was a gud coach, even though he din win any cup wit us........

He was just unlucky.....

Cmmon guys he got us to 3 cup finals even against odds.....

If u flip the script and consider how he wud be rated had he won all the cups.......

Mare anyway it's just my opinion........

Mashookooshooooooooooooookooooooooo

Eyaya pirates

bhakabhakalokuqina
posted: 2014-08-27 04:42:53

I wonder what went wrong at wits

bhakabhakalokuqina
posted: 2014-08-27 04:49:43

It can happen that its early in the new season he has not yet got a ryt combination but I'm afraid bcs with the number of games that he has played he must know now for sure which direction to take with his squad

Quincy777
posted: 2014-08-27 05:02:57

ajax kare etla ka nyoso

msxl86
posted: 2014-08-27 05:41:46

Roger is doing well in die Kaap and it looks like more teams are goin to suffer there.

Tolly (Bobby's dogs just bark to anything that mov
posted: 2014-08-27 05:47:13

And I am sure Ajax will be number 1 after tonight's fixtures. They will be there until the Mighty Bucs topple them.

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