PSL match report: Ajax CT vs Moroka Swallows
Posted: 6 May 2015 Time: 19:24
Moroka Swallows’ problems were compounded when they allowed Ajax Cape Town to come from a goal down to seal a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night.
Ajax fell behind to a free-kick from Lantshene Phalane just past the hour-mark, but rising star Riyaad Norodien and Thabiso Nkoana hit back for the Urban Warriors at Athlone Stadium.
Relegation-threatened Swallows enjoyed plenty of possession in the early stages and bossed the opening 20 minutes as they chased a much-needed three points.
However, the hosts managed to absorb the pressure and saw more of the ball as the half wore on, but neither goalkeeper had a save to make as half-time approached.
The first clear-cut chance on goal only arrived in the 38th minute and it came the way of the visitors, with Siyabonga Nomvete getting a shot off which was bravely blocked by Rivaldo Coetzee.
Ajax keeper Anssi Jaakkola was given some work to do moments later when he got down well to keep out a firm effort from Lucky Baloyi on the edge of the 18-yard area.
Swallows' efforts would pay off on 63 minutes when they were awarded a free-kick just outside the Ajax box on the right and Phalane sneaked the ball inside Jaakkola's near post to open the scoring.
However, Swallows' lead lasted just four minutes as the Urban Warriors kicked into action, with the diminutive Norodien eluding the defenders to get on the end of Erwin Isaacs's corner and head home the equaliser.
Both teams continued to attack in the closing stages as they went in search of the winner and it was the home side that stole all three points seconds before the final whistle when Nkoana connected with Keagan Dolly's corner to power his header beyond Greg Etafia.
The win takes Ajax up to fifth place on 43 points, while Swallows are in plenty of trouble after they dropped to the foot of the table, tied on 27 points with AmaZulu.