3 - 1
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26/08/2014 19:30
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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...

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-08-27 06:58:54

msxl86 no future for Dolly he has signed for Signflops

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-08-27 06:59:25

If Gavin loses this weekend I smell a dead RAT

papamokhuane the return baba
posted: 2014-08-27 07:00:40

speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Chiefs Madrid Arsenal
posted: 2014-08-27 07:00:47

speak Lol, yakho i team yenzajani?

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-08-27 07:00:52

MaKenzo OlifantsfonteinPiratesBranch   If VV lose what will you smell?

Chiefs Madrid Arsenal
posted: 2014-08-27 07:02:41

MloizaFaku Well said.

Mgugudi Treble Addict
posted: 2014-08-27 07:04:28

"Sundowns will definately buy a new team this season" Gavin Hunt

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-08-27 07:05:19

T-Man wa leKhosi MaKenzo OlifantsfonteinPiratesBranch  Talking about a team which has the best middle-fielder in the country

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-08-27 07:12:30

MaKenzo OlifantsfonteinPiratesBranch  T-Man wa leKhosi  How come that team is yet to with league game (No even against relegation candidates nogal)?

Aint the best supposed to inspire their teams to wins?

deleted_54833284_053 K4L NC
posted: 2014-08-27 07:19:17

Ajax enjoy it but don't get to comfortable there in top spot we'll getting it back tonight.


posted: 2014-08-27 07:25:40

papamokhuane AMAKHOSIFC hahaha someone got send to the Cleaners.....haba shoe.


papamokhuane the return baba
posted: 2014-08-27 07:51:58

alienHeartHero AMAKHOSIFC Fumigated a zebra 

posted: 2014-08-27 08:05:40

papamokhuane AMAKHOSIFC 8 years without league silverware but winning other knockout trophies....you went 8 years without anything and your trophy cabinet was sold on OLX

posted: 2014-08-27 08:06:45

TollybaThathe and Bucs will be No.16 after tonight's fixtures....it's still early though

papamokhuane the return baba
posted: 2014-08-27 08:09:38

AMAKHOSIFC and whats in your illustrious trophy cabinet currently ?? i know my OLX one has a nedbank cup remind us of yours please 

posted: 2014-08-27 08:19:49

papamokhuane AMAKHOSIFC It is very clean home and safe in the village...waiting for MTN8 trophy.

we know you keep your cabinet in a block of flats where you pay rent somewhere in parktown....it gathered dust very quickly during gautrain construction in that area, hence OLX

Glamour Chief
posted: 2014-08-27 08:23:42

sir pitso  ay dawana I don't normally call players or a player a cow but hey that Kwakman aikhona

papamokhuane the return baba
posted: 2014-08-27 08:29:06

AMAKHOSIFC Our trophy cabinet has been moved to the JHB municipal offices(lack of space) during the treble years it was too full and trophies occupied too much space, i wouldnt expect you to understand and yours is Very Clean and EMPTY  Enough said

posted: 2014-08-27 08:35:40

papamokhuane AMAKHOSIFC You know Kaizer Chiefs are cup specialists of SA football....I will allow you to console yourself with this utter nonsense you saying, only for now though

papamokhuane the return baba
posted: 2014-08-27 08:45:09

AMAKHOSIFC corrections Kaizer Chiefs where cup specialists(past tense), currently they are just a big team scared to play in Africa with the best on the continent and they are TROPHYLESS

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