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Ajax top of the table after win over Arrows

Posted: 15 April 2011 Time: 22:04

Ajax Cape Town kept their title hopes alive with a commanding display at Newlands Stadium on Friday night, beating Golden Arrows 3-1.

Thulani Hlatshwayo, Thulani Serero and George Maluleka got three for Ajax, before Arrows pulled one back with a Collins Mbesuma penalty.

The Cape team proved just too hot for Arrows, who offered little in attack.

Ajax dominated early play with Arrows happy to sit back, soak up the pressure and try and break on the counter-attack.

The Cape side, however, struggled to test the Arrows defence, who were well organised early on, after Mseketi Mvalo was replaced by Mzivzukile Tom, having been torn to pieces by Sameehg Doutie early on.

Ajax’s more ambitious play was rewarded in the 21st minute when Hlatshwayo netted his first ever goal in the Premiership when he sunk a 16-yard header from Brent Carelse’s corner.

Soon after, Terror Fanteni had a goal ruled off-side.

The KZN side waited until the last two minutes of the opening half before bursting to life when Norizaku Murakami tested Andre Petim with a powerful free-kick which was heading towards the top corner, and then Collins Mbesuma came close with a header.

Ajax needed the cushion of a second goal and it came in the 53rd minute via the irrepressible Serero, who was too quick for several Arrows defenders as he skipped past them and blasted in a shot at the near post with his left foot.

In the 63rd minute it was 3-0 as Maluleka scored from right on the line after Siphamandla Ntombela failed to deal propetly with Serero’s initial shot.

The Durban side were able to pull a goal back when Mbesuma netted an 83rd minute penalty.

But there was no hope of a comeback – in fact it was Ajax who nearly netted another goal through Clayton Daniels.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:12 pm
So Scott and Foppe are of the view that usuthu, chips and m'burg = 9 points in thw bag so much so that the title is a breath away? we shall see
posted: 10:15 pm
Catch us if u can Soweto monkies and fools.
posted: 10:17 pm
Catch us if can soweto fools and monkies
posted: 10:25 pm
Psl player of the season="SERERO" unless Teko instead of Klate.
posted: 10:30 pm
i guess it's dat tym of the season, where men separate themselves from boys... Ajax are changing gears, downs have to ''spoon down'' 2morow, automatic hav no gears 2 change..chiefs n pirates keep paddlin. Lol
posted: 10:35 pm
Good luck A.J. Serero best product of Nanana Ntombela
posted: 11:43 pm
now i hope you tiyani retard kamabasa will leave bucs allon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 12:20 am
chiefs wil stop u guys..n bucs wil win it.. bucs really nid da trophy.
posted: 06:13 am
Calculators have run out of batteries bcos salad fc/ coleslaw supporters have been counting the whole night. League goes to either Ajax or Sundowns period. The so-called soweto/ zimbabwe used to be big giants are just adding numbers. Some will say de one who think with his balls must go whilst other will cry as usual. Some hypocrite says . Serero must be voted player of the season forgetting dat he once said 'Nyawana' who failed trials at 1st division is Psl's player of the season. Nt evening buying of referees will help salad.
posted: 06:15 am
you off hook for now watchout
posted: 06:41 am
i sense a falling of a 1 yellow like giant 2day... I feel a fulter of a giant wth playaas like retards....

I feel it,it is here n dat is a fact!!!
posted: 07:01 am
from a BUCS fan
u boys r on fire
posted: 07:16 am
I liked 3 thngs abt Ajax victory last night...

1. Dey only got a 2 goal advantage out of da match which means we will topple dem 2mrw wit even a 1 nil victory...
2. Ajax's win made sure dt Musunu x1 wil nt go top of da table even if dey bribe da referee 2nyt...
3. Serero continues being on fire which will ensure dt Chimps won't get full points out of deir tie with Ajax...

Mbuyane & Mashego shd stop wasting goal scoring opportunities as dis title luks certain to b decided on goal difference as I foresee Bucs playing one draw as well in 1 of deir 4 remaining games...

Shapa Bucs Shapa
posted: 08:02 am
if Mabalane score 1 goal tomorrow nd we win d game without conceding we r back to the TOP spot where we belong,dankie Bucs shaaappppaaaaa. Bt I mst say d Urban Warriors r on fire nd congrats to them
posted: 08:07 am
Yerrrr, this ajax boys r givin us sleepless nights.but we know that the chips are going 2 chow them for us. Buccaneers, pls make sure u score atleast 3 tomorrow.
posted: 09:12 am
This getting interesting… This is a nail bitting moment. What an interesting season…
posted: 09:28 am
Ajax! Who is on top now? Owen Da Gama just beat them, beat them 3-0
posted: 09:39 am
Some people are hurt i see, Shapa Serero Shapa!

Shapa Ajax Shapa!

But Sundowns is taking this league at the end of the day, Ka bo Yellow!!!!
posted: 10:04 am
Ajax will win the laege,Pirates can say no but Ajax take this 1 again no laege for the teams in Joburg
posted: 10:08 am
So Chiefs are not going to top the league this weekend, not even for 20 hours. Damn Ajax is cruel. Aces must just take them out of their misery.

The El Classico is upon us. I can't wait.

Orlando Pirates FC to win the league championship with a game to spare.

Once a Happy Person Always a Happy Ghost
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