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Moroka Swallows vs Ajax Cape Town PSL

Posted: 4 April 2014 Time: 20:14

Lance Davids scored a bizarre last-minute goal as Ajax Cape Town beat Moroka Swallows 1-0 at Dobsonville Stadium on Friday night.

It was a game of few clear-cut chances, and one which was dominated by the Birds in terms of chances and possession, but the veteran midfielder’s free-kick in the 94th minute proved the difference.

The hosts had the first shot at target in the 11th minute when Felix Obada cleverly chested the ball to Lefa Tsutsulupa, but the midfielder’s rushed shot went inches wide with Anssi Jaakkola well beaten.

Ajax had their first effort three minutes later through a Keagan Dolly drive from distance which went wide, before Toriq Losper provided the miss of the half.

Some clever interplay down the left saw Dolly swing in a cross to Losper, who made a late run in the box before sending his free header wide from six yards out.

Swallows ended the half strongly, with Obada in particular very influential. First he headed over a tough chance from Dikgang Mabalane’s cross, before having a strong shot saved by Jaakkola’s legs.

The Birds should have taken the lead in the final minute when Obada fired in a shot towards goal but Siyabonga Nomvete, on the six-yard line, deflected the ball just wide.

Ajax were a lot better after the break and came closest to breaking the deadlock on the hour-mark when Rodgers played in a cross from the right towards Granwald Scott, but Larry Cohen denied him with an excellent last-ditch tackle.

Swallows were unlucky not to get a penalty on 73 minutes when Nazeer Allie brought down Obada in the box, before Nomvete blasted way over after being perfectly set up by Vuyisile Wana.

Cole Alexander flashed a shot just wide before Swallows threw everything at Ajax in the final five minutes.

First the influential Obada forced Jaakkola into a strong save, before he played Nomvete in on goal. The veteran striker’s first touch was poor, but he still got a shot away which rolled inches wide.

Nomvete came even closer on 88 minutes when Lerato Chabangu picked him out in the box, but his header went down into the ground and bounced over the bar.

The final whistle could not come soon enough for Ajax but then, with the last kick of the game, Davids hit a low free-kick from all of 30 metres out which completely fooled and embarrassed Greg Etafia.

It was Ajax first win in six matches – and first goal in five – as they move up to 10th, while Swallows drop one spot to 11th.

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Livefyre comments on this story...

Mr 5 Skipper
posted: 2014-04-04 18:56:55

Gud luck to maswaiswai!!!!!

champ enigma
posted: 2014-04-04 19:44:20

These cows, mxm i wish they can all get injured and they forfeit thier points and they given to Pierats. They play boring footbal with no direstion

Mosixty
posted: 2014-04-04 19:57:47

  Etafia is costing Swallows as usual. I still don't understand why he's been given first preference ahead of Mathibe.....all in all what a dull game I was subjected to....

Juda Scaliot
posted: 2014-04-04 19:59:31

Swallows is having ageing players. The sooner they buy young talented players, the better.

soulprovider10
posted: 2014-04-04 20:05:19

No Khosi Mathibe left Swallows sum tym ago. I think he's playing for Amazulu.

K4L

KhosiBlood
posted: 2014-04-04 20:52:37

You know Iv always had a soft spot for Swallows. Always played entertaining football, always had clsssy players. Its sadbthe club in the state its in after the positives they showed in past seasons.

I dont think it would be pleasong the Footbal Gods to see Swallows in NFD

Funky
posted: 2014-04-04 21:41:36

Kodwa khosi lami iswayimani liyabheda vele

Funky
posted: 2014-04-04 21:42:46

Etafia is the reason swallows is in this situation

KhosiBlood
posted: 2014-04-04 22:02:11

Akobantu la..zimnyama eSoweto. Pirates & Swallows are under the same spell. It makes their players sleepy on the field. Some get cramps, others cant last 60minutes, abanye baphepha igrass cutter free kicks.

kubi

FootFancyWork
posted: 2014-04-05 04:28:41

Davids is being by Moroka Police for theft!!!SWAK-lose has opened a case against Lance.......lolo

therra
posted: 2014-04-05 08:39:18

I fill sorry for swallows

qudeni
posted: 2014-04-05 10:31:52

Swallows doesn't have a coach

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