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Maritzburg United beat Ajax Cape Town 3-0

Posted: 19 January 2011 Time: 22:27

Second placed Ajax Cape Town were completely outplayed by relegation battlers Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday night.

Rudolph Bester was the hero for the home side, scoring a brace, after Gert Schalwyk had opened the scoring in the fifth minute.

The result severely dents second-placed Ajax's title hopes.

Kurt Lentjies whipped in a corner and found Schalkwyk 12 yards from goal. The United player made no mistake with a clinical finish to give his side the lead, 1-0.

The home side continued to press forward and Lentjies should have found the game’s second goal when he rose to meet a Diyo Sibisi cross, but his header from six-yards out was superbly saved by Hans Vonk.

In the 36th minute, Bester let rip with a pile-driver from 20 yards out that beat the keeper, but struck the crossbar much to the disappointment of the home fans.

Maritzburg continued where they left off in the second half, and only had to wait five minutes before they doubled their lead courtesy of a Bester penalty, after Lizo Mjempu was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the box.

17 minutes later and Bester put the result beyond doubt when he grabbed his second of the night, a superb finish saw him lob the Ajax goalie from 20 yards out and seal his side’s victory.

Previous comments on this story...

Sebastian Veron
posted: 11:25 pm
is Ajax still dreaming of winning the league after they beat Chiefs?
Bizzah wa LeKhosi
posted: 07:25 am
I knew it that Ayax is going to Loose, they played like their life was depending on Chiefs game last friday and yesterday they loose 3 -0 to Martziburg, You are pathetic boys.
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posted: 07:59 am
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bondocean
posted: 09:17 am
Serious dent to championship aspirations of Ajax. Good for the KZN team to score so much goals against a team of Ajax's quality, then again teams from this province have done it in the past - Arrows thumping of Ajax last season. Many teams with youngsters in the side go from a brilliant win to a bad lose - this was no different. They must pick themselves up and keep up the challenge, which means winning all games from here on. Sundowns, Chiefs and Pirates will drop points along the way - can Ajax raise the stakes with a winning streak from here on. Key is to forget this game completely.
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 09:32 am
Sies Ajax- you only play well against the biggest team in Africa.

I knew you were going to loose! And you are surely going to draw ur nxt match, no matter the opponent!!
Van Basten
posted: 10:21 am
One reason why these small teams play their hearts out against big teams is because of the big crowds the big teams brings to the stadium plus the 100% efforts vs 120% efforts shown by the small teams whose players wishto one day join any of the big three.
Anonymous
posted: 04:20 am
Rudolph Bester is one of the best strikers in Absa premier ship.
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