Santos win Cape Derby
Posted: 26 August 2009 Time: 22:18
A storming second half showing from Santos saw them grabbing Cape Town derby honours with a 2-0 win over Ajax Cape Town at the Newlands Stadium on Wednesday night.
The goals were scored by a Bret Evans own goal and the second goal came from a Musa Otieno header.
For the most part of the first half, it was the Urban Warriors who had more time on the ball, but facing a determined Santos defence, they were often forced back into their own half.
Ajax managed to exert some pressure early on, earning a strong of corner kicks, but the Santos defence held firm, with goal keeper Tshepo Motsoeneng in good form.
Just before the break the Peoples’ Team had the best chance of the half when Eleazar Rodgers out-stripped the Ajax defence and squared the ball to Orlin Powell, whose well-struck shot was cleared off the line.
Santos took what was a deserved lead in the 69th minute when Bongi Macala was put through on goal.
His first time shot was saved by Vonk, but the ball rebounded into play, appearing to strike Brett Evans before entering the net.
A minute later Ajax were shocked into submission when Musa Otieno looped a header over Vonk for Santos’ second.
With 10 minutes to go, Tyren Arendse should have added a third when Romano Scott pulled the ball back across goal, but with the goal at his mercy, Arendse blasted wide of the target.
Ajax pushed hard for a winner in the closing stages, but with the exception of a Diyo Sibisi missed header, they could not carve out any clear-cut chances.