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PSL Absa Premiership: University of Pretoria vs Ajax Cape Town

Posted: 5 November 2014 Time: 20:39

Ajax Cape Town came crashing down to earth following a 3-0 thumping by University of Pretoria at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday.

The Urban Warriors had been on a great run of form, while AmaTuks had yet to win at home, but that all changed thanks to Geoffrey Massa’s brace and another from Thabo Mnyamane.

AmaTuks got off to the perfect start, opening the scoring in the 11th minute through Massa, who prodded in from close range after Khethukuthula Zwane’s corner-kick was chested into his path by Grant Kekana.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors eight minutes later, with Mnyamane doubling the lead. Massa cut infield before setting up the striker, whose first-time effort from the edge of the area left Anssi Jaakkola with no chance.

The hosts continued to create the better chances, with Ajax failing to produce the goods in the final third.

Massa went close to completing his brace on the stroke of half-time, turning his man before hitting a powerful effort straight at Jaakola.

The Urban Warriors looked a different force after the interval and were unfortunate not to pull one back 10 minutes into the second stanza – Dolly’s volley brilliantly blocked by a Tuks defender.

Clifford Mulenga almost made the desired impact off the bench in the 66th minute as his powerful cross-cum-shot from a tight angle had Washington Arubi beaten, but not the crossbar.

Ajax should’ve pulled a goal back in the 72nd minute, but poor finishing let them down. First Travis Graham hit his stinging effort straight at Arubi, before Dolly fluffed the rebound wide of goal. 

Massa sealed the deal with a minute of regulation time remaining. A poor clearance from Jaakkola landed favourably for the sturdy striker, who turned and chipped the stranded keeper.

HOME: University of Pretoria

Coach: Steve Barker
Formation: four four two

AWAY: Ajax Cape Town

Coach: Roger de Sa
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

IstillBringIt
posted: 2014-11-05 21:14:30

Lol I like this. Ajax is more of a threat than any other team @ this stage. But on the other hand RDS is on the path of fluffing his 2nd round of the season as usual. I mean the signs are there now for errbody to see. Hope Im wrong though.  

Khosi Supreme
posted: 2014-11-05 21:37:38

Ajax away from home are weak. Just look at how ratties whipped them in weather conditions that favored them (urban warriors) the most. They are just bad travellers. Good result for Amakhosi Amahle. When we drew two weeks back, they won. So... Can't be having such situations

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-11-06 06:30:07

7 goals in 2 games? Hayi khona we killed Ajax in Orlando and look now, lowly amatuks walloped them, eish eish eish hard times for the young urban warriors outfit, drink lots of sugar water guys, that will make you strong in this tough times. One thing you should learn from this setback, never belittle your opponent's victory against you even when they beat you in poor weather conditions, you lost to a team which were endearing the same conditions as yourselves, so what's with the excuses, did it rain in Pretoria last night? Yep 3 times into the back of your net, ihambi 3 points! That should teach you some humility. Once and always bucs. 

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-11-06 06:36:19

Khosi Supreme what weather conditions favored them, didn't you hear them making excuses that those conditions were unplayable and the game should've been called off? Didn't you hear the guy in soccerladuma predictions column saying that Ajax was beaten in conditions which were favorable to us (bucs) last week and we shouldn't read much into that win and he was expecting them to respond last night? Only response they got was a hammering from a lowly on the log tukkies team. Pathetic Ajax! Once and always bucs. 

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