MATCH CENTRE

WED 17 MAY 2017, 19:30, ORLANDO STADIUM

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Ajax Cape Town earn a point in Orlando

by Bertin Basson

Wed May 17, 21:25

Ajax Cape Town remain in eighth place on the Absa Premiership log standings following a 0-0 draw away to Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Thus, victory in the Urban Warriors final game of the season - at home to Baroka - will seal their place in next season's MTN8 competition. The Buccaneers, on the other hand, are in serious danger of missing out on a top eight finish for the first time since the league was restructured two decades ago.

It was a game of few chances with both teams restricted to long range attempts throughout the 90 minutes, on what was a cold night in Soweto.

The first real chance of the match fell to Oupa Manyisa in the 24th minute, but the Buccaneers skipper could only send his shot wide of target with the goal at his mercy.

Chances continued to be at a premium with the Urban Warriors first opportunity coming nine minutes after the interval. Rodrick Kabwe's corner-kick superbly met on the volley by Roscoe Pietersen, who was unlucky to see his attempt fly over the crossbar.

The Buccaneers had a late chance to snatch all three points in front of their home fans, but Brandon Petersen was on hand to keep out Marc Van Heerden's rocket from range in the 89th minute.

A fourth clean-sheet in succession for the Urban Warriors goal-minder, who will be aiming to keep a fifth as Stanley Menzo's troops aim to end the season on a high at home to bottom of the table Baroka.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ORLANDO STADIUM
ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
45
Defender
5
Defender
4
Defender
3
Defender
0
Defender
27
Defender
8
Midfielder
71'
11
Midfielder
61'
35
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
80'
17
Midfielder
76'
26
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
61'
7
Forward/Striker
87'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thamsanqa Gabuza
Forward/Striker
61'
31
Lebohang Mokoena
Midfielder
71'
18
Gift Motupa
Midfielder
61'
38
Nathan Paulse
Forward/Striker
80'
29
Luvoyo Memela
Midfielder
76'
11
Lawrence Lartey
Defender
87'
26
CARDS
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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