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Absa Premiership Ajax Cape Town Bidvest Wits

Posted: 26 August 2014 Time: 19:02

Ajax Cape Town moved to the top of the Absa Premiership standings after beating Bidvest Wits 3-1 at Athlone Stadium on Tuesday night.

Urban Warriors striker Nathan Paulse got a late brace before teammate Keagan Dolly found the net, while Sthembiso Ngcobo was on target for the Students in the Mother City.

The first stanza belonged to Ajax, and it was only thanks to some brave defending from Onismor Bhasera that the score remained 0-0 after the Zimbabwean blocked Tashreeq Morris’s shot on the line after 13 minutes.

The lively Dolly was determined to get his name on the score-sheet, but was unable to get a curling shot from out on the right flank on target in the 20th minute.

As the game neared the half-hour mark, Ajax were becoming increasingly rampant, but could just not finish off their chances.

This was demonstrated by Thabiso Nkoana, who failed to pick out an unmarked Paulse at the back post, instead shooting tamely into the hands of Clever Boys shot-stopper Jackson Mabokgwane.

The home side began the second half on the front foot, and had a great chance just two minutes after the restart, but Morris fired his volley over the bar from close range.

The visiting side however were always looking to snatch a half chance, and were close to netting in the 57th minute, but Kees Kwakman had his close-range header saved by Anssi Jaakkola.

The deadlock was broken 13 minutes before the final whistle, when Paulse used his height to beat Mabokgwane to Dolly’s free-kick, his header going into an empty net.

Gavin Hunt’s side, though, hit back within three minutes when substitute Ngcobo took advantage of some hesitant defending to hit a volley in off the upright.

However, the Urban Warriors were back in front in the 84th minute when Paulse calmly slotted home a spot kick after Thulani Hlatshwayo’s handball in the Wits box.

The victory was sealed in the 90th minute when Ajax caught the Students on the counter-attack, Dolly strolling through unchallenged to curl the ball beyond Mabokgwane to complete a memorable evening for the Cape side. 

HOME: Ajax Cape Town

Coach: Roger de Sa
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Pro Rhino
posted: 2014-08-27 05:53:53

Pirates have Played 270 min without getting 3 Points and Tonight they are getting Nothing again. Love & Peace. 

sir pitso
posted: 2014-08-27 05:58:25

Kwakman deserves a break.

posted: 2014-08-27 06:00:16

Hunt must buy a quality experienced keeper,Mabokgwane is useless.

deleted_54833284_053 K4L NC
posted: 2014-08-27 06:10:12

CJB Ramses III I remember him saying he'll win the league by 10 pts but sometimes it seems this guy lives in his own little world.

posted: 2014-08-27 06:11:01

Kaiser Chips will top the lig with 15 points different going to Xmas, after that they will loose everything in one week and blame it on Knowledge absence.

Love and Peace......

papamokhuane the return baba
posted: 2014-08-27 06:12:13

Pro Rhino Chiefs have played 14 months without winning a trophy and they are at it again this month

Love and trophyless

Gush Magesh
posted: 2014-08-27 06:32:57

usuyisangoma wena?

posted: 2014-08-27 06:35:03

Gush Magesh his Sangoma skill where confirmed last season. He said the same and it all happened 

posted: 2014-08-27 06:36:12

CJB Ramses III stil early Mabhakaniya for everyone 

posted: 2014-08-27 06:37:13

Wits are slowly but surely becoming 3-1 victims.... Anyway RDS always seems to start well at small teams only for the wheels to come off beginning of second round games. Hope thats not the case this season. He deserves some silverware.

posted: 2014-08-27 06:38:02

papamokhuane Pro Rhino 14 moths compared to 8 years???....do the maths and come back to me!!!

posted: 2014-08-27 06:41:01

Its not raining but pours for Gavin.... Too much yada yada

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-08-27 06:41:43

speak  Tell that to your mom

posted: 2014-08-27 06:46:03

Gavin was busy the whole day fighting the decision of the MOM. Where was he's superstar Gundwane Doutie.   

posted: 2014-08-27 06:46:42

Lebuso Who remembers losers

posted: 2014-08-27 06:48:09

Abbubaker Mobara, Travis Graham, Keagan Dolly and Tashreeq Morris. That's the future rite there.

posted: 2014-08-27 06:50:33

DE SA proving his worth once again.

Redblack Blood
posted: 2014-08-27 06:52:05

speak but we all know that

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-08-27 06:58:10

DE_SA started very well but its to early

papamokhuane the return baba
posted: 2014-08-27 06:58:49

AMAKHOSIFC how quickly you forget that you went 8 years without the league title now thats maths 

Love and trophyless

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