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27/08/2010 20:00

Ajax off to a winning start

Posted: 27 August 2010 Time: 22:41

Ajax Cape Town got their League campaign off to a winning start beating Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.

The goals were scored by Thulani Serero in the first half and Brett Evans added another in the 90th minute with a penalty kick.

Ajax far and away dominated the first half, their pace in attack giving the Celtic defence an ongoing headache.

Early chances were created by the hosts, but Terror Fanteni hooked an effort wide in the seventh minute and then a minute later the Cape side swept up-field in a breathtaking attack, but Sameehg Doutie could not round it off.

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Further chances came from Lebohang Manyama, Fanteni and Serero, who with only the keeper to beat, flashed an effort wide in the 30th minute.

But the youngster made amends in the 34th minute, finishing clinically with a shot from the edge of the area, having shown good composure.

Ajax had more chances to add to the score, but Doutie in particular could not find the finishing touches needed.

The second half saw Phunya Sele Sele enjoying more ball possession, although they appeared to lack the ideas and cutting edge to break down the Ajax defence.

In fact, both Granwald Scott and Lebogang Manyama could have increased Ajax’s lead, but Scott missed a sitter, sending in a tame shot straight at Patrick Tignyemb.

It nearly proved to be costly as Moses Spandeel struck with a cracking drive from 25-yards out, but Ajax keeper Hans Vonk pulled off an outrageous save, while minutes later Nathan Paulse wasted a great chance.

The win was sealed in the injury time after Serero, who had an excellent game, was fouled by Thabo Nthethe and Brett Evans converted from the penalty spot to ensure a deserved three points for the Urban Warriors.

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