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Absa Premiership Ajax Cape Town vs Bidvest Wits

Posted: 26 October 2016 Time: 18:40

Bidvest Wits put out a gutsy second half performance as they came from a goal down to beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1 at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.

Eleazar Rodgers and Mogakolodi Ngele netted in the second half to cancel out Eric Chipeta's opener as Wits took home all three points.

Following a slow start to proceedings, Eric Chipeta opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a sumptuous right-footed free-kick from the edge of the Wits area, after Mark Mayambela was adjudged to have been impeded.

Prince Nxumalo then had an opportunity to double the scoreline a minute later, but his effort from an acute angle sailed wide of the far-post.

Wits were denied an equaliser in the 37th minute, when Gabadinho Mhango tapped home a rebound from Daine Klate's headed effort, but the near-side official wrongfully flagged for off-side.

Ben Motshwari, who started in place of the injured Thabang Monare, then flashed an effort wide of the mark from close range just a few seconds later.

Mhango again had a chance to get on the scoresheet seconds before the break, but his headed effort was confortably saved by Jody February.

20 minutes into the sceond stanza, Keet was forced into a great save by Prince Nxumalo, who sent a powerful shot headed for the far corner, after Sifiso Hlanti gave possession away in his own half.

Wits finally grabbed a deserved equaliser midway through the half when Eleazar Rodgers headed home after February did well to palm Thulani Hlatshwayo's initial effort onto the crossbar.

With less than 10 minutes to go, Nxumalo had a glorious opportunity to restore his side's lead after he did well to anticipate a back pass from Hlatshwayo, but the striker cracked under pressure and miscued his shot, allowing Keet to collect.

Substitute Mogakolodi Ngele handed his side the lead for the first time in the match as he volleyed home his first goal for his new club through a crowd of players after Ajax failed to clear a free-kick from Pelembe.

The Botswana international was then played through two minutes later but, with only the keeper to beat, saw his low left-footed shot saved excellently by South Africa under-23 international February.

The Urban Warriors have yet to manage a victory in six games this season, while the Clever Boys maintained their unbeaten run in four games.

Article by: Staff Reporter

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