Ajax Cape Town and Moroka Swallows draw League match
Posted: 7 April 2012 Time: 22:19
Ajax Cape Town stopped Moroka Swallows from moving to the top of the table as they were held 2-2 at Cape Town Stadium in a League match in which Siyabonga Nomvete netted twice for the visitors.
The Urban Warriors came into the game on the back of a 2-1 win over Jomo Cosmos and were looking to extend their run, while Swallows were out to keep up the pace on the league front runners Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.
The hosts made the break through in the 9th minute as Brent Carelse put his team ahead following an initial Etafia save from a Khama Billiat corner.
The final minutes of the first-half saw the some sloppy and loose passing as the players tried to adjust to the wet rainy conditions.
Jospeh Makhanya made way for Oscar Machapa at the start of the second half, while Lefa Tsutsulupa saw his effort cleared off the line by Lolo.
Fifty-two minutes in Lebogang Manyama doubled the lead for the hosts as with a chip over the goalkeeper after beating the offside trap.
But it was Nomvete who would strike three minutes later with an excellent team counter-attack as he sliced it past Westerveld.
In the 62nd minute Nomvete drew the teams level as his shot from outside the area went into the bottom right corner.
In the 69th minute Sibusiso Kumalo replaced Tsutsulupa, while Alcardo van Graan was brought on for the hosts two minutes later.
Five minutes from time Swallows were forced into a substitution as Nomvete picked up a knock and was replaced by Bongani Twala, while Nergadze did well to header away an Aiden Jenniker free-kick from range.