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Ajax Cape Town come from behind to down Jomo Cosmos

Posted: 4 April 2012 Time: 21:44

Ajax Cape Town scored twice in the last eight minutes to claim a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Jomo Cosmos at Sinaba Stadium on Wednesday night.

The victory for the Urban Warriors broke a three-game losing streak, while Ezenkosi remain rooted to the bottom of the table and will be disappointed at having given away all three points in a game that they looked to be in control of until late on.

Cosmos started with real intent and took the lead after just 11 minutes, with Katleho Loke scoring direct from a free kick 25 yards from goal. Siyabonga Nhlapo had won the set piece for his side, drawing a foul from Thato Mokeke.

Ajax looked for a quick reply, as Khama Billiat tried his hand from long range in the 17th minute – the Zimbabwean caught the shot cleanly, but goalkeeper Avril Phali was able to make a comfortable save.

Cosmos continued to look the more dangerous team in attack in what remained of the first half, though for the most part they were restricted to long range efforts from the likes of Nhlapo and winger Matthew Rusike that failed to trouble Ajax ‘keeper Sander Westerveld.

In the second half Cosmos continued to look like a team in control, though they persisted in trying to beat Westerveld from long range rather than look to patiently build up and try pick a way through Ajax’s defence.

The Cape side made a double change just before the hour mark by introducing Tafadzwa Rusike and George Maluleka – coach Maarten Stekelenburg clearly wanted more creativity and incisiveness in the final third of the field.

Ajax had to wait until the 82nd minute to finally create a clear scoring chance and Billiat duly took advantage, driving home a low shot from 18 yards out to make it 1-1.

Four minutes later it got even better for the visitors, as Billiat turned provider for substitute striker Alcardo van Graan to score from close range and make it 2-1, completing a remarkable and dramatic turnaround for the Urban Warriors.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 01:12 am
well done boys. Lets hope we can build momentum 4rm this. Urban warrior 4 lyf
posted: 08:46 am
Double impact-Zimbos killed Jomo. Keep going down Jomo and Santos help Leopards remain in the top-flight.
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posted: 09:42 am
I am glad. JOMO MUST GO DOWN!!!
posted: 10:00 am
Soccer Prince in first division.goodbye, see you where you dominate lower leagues, actually you are over-rated koz you talk too much. you startsd with with Bafana Bafana, now its yoyo team. Never talk of SAFA again. you big mouthed and so very big head Jomoron. One day you wud be gone for good.
posted: 03:11 pm
Eish Jomo! really you up until the 82nd minute and then you throw it away! proves once again that you have no technical ability so how do you expect your team to have! Where was Haskins? that boy really needs to play for a big team as he is a class player! Hope you do better against your big daddy!
posted: 06:40 pm
I have lost faith in Cosmos surviving relegation, they have failed to compete to with teams of their sort. I love this team but I acknowledge that Cosmos will be relegated.

There is nowhere Cosmos will survive.
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