Erwin Isaacs earns Santos a point against Ajax
Posted: 15 October 2010 Time: 21:39
Santos grabbed an injury-time equaliser against Ajax to ensure a 1-1 draw in a hard-fought derby at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.
The first half saw very little in the way of chances, although as the half progressed it was Santos who made more of the play.
This resulted in half -hances for the likes of Sekou Camara and Graham King, but neither caused any problems for Hans Vonk.
It appeared as if a 0-0 score-line was on the cards at half-time, but just before the break the Urban Warriors took the lead when Terror Fanteni scored from the spot after Wayne Arendse had fouled Thulani Serero.
Ajax were for the most part on top in the second half and were close to a second when Fanteni’s clever chip hit the upright.
Santos goalkeeper Tshepo Motsoeneng was certainly the busier, having to make several saves and gather several crosses, while on one occasion he was bailed out by Jurie Basie’s goal-line clearance.
He also made excellent saves from Sameegh Doutie’s well-struck 20-yard shot and an 84th-minute free-kick from Serero.
Musa Otieno missed a late guilt-edged chance when he blasted over from the edge of the area.
And then a late charge by Santos resulted in Santos earning a penalty after Brett Evans pulled back Romano Scott.
Erwin Isaacs’ penalty was saved by Vonk, but he was on hand to score from the rebound.