MATCH CENTRE

SAT 22 AUGUST 2015, 20:15, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

3
VS
1

Nxumalo brace seals come-from-behind win for Ajax

by Staff Reporter

Sat August 22, 22:37

Ajax Cape Town sealed a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening.

The visitors opened the scoring through defender Thamsanqa Teyise to head into the interval a goal to the good.

Prince Nxumalo completed the hosts’ comeback with a second-half brace before Nathan Paulse made sure of the result with a 90th minute header.

Boosted by inclusion of Zimbabwe marksman Evans Rusike, it was the visitors who made the brighter start.

With no notable attempts on goal in the early exchanges, Maritzburg opened the scoring with 21 minutes on the clock.

On-loan from SuperSport United, Teyise is eager to prove a point and made a step in the right direction with a powerful header from namesake Thamsanqa Mkhize's pin-point corner-kick.

Good defending by Ajax centre back pairing Abbubaker Mobara and Rivaldo Coetzee either side of the break kept the hosts in the game before Nxumalo's equaliser - the forward punishing the Team of Choice, who failed to clear their lines

Nxumalo's second in the 82nd minute put Ajax's noses in front before Paulse's 90th minute header secured all three points for Roger de Sa's troops.

Ajax Cape Town (0) 3 (Nxumalo 69' 82' Paulse 90')

Maritzburg United (1) 1 (Teyise 21')

Ajax Cape Town: Jaakkola, Lolo, Mobara, Coetzee, Ncube, Mdabuka (Cale 55'), Mzwakali (Paulse 79'), Graham, Losper, Norodien (Gamildien 70'), Nxumalo

Maritzburg United: Vries, Teyise, De Jongh, Booysen, Cele (D.Mekoa 62'), Zulu, Mkhize, Rusike (Banda 79'), Hartog, Makaringe, Anas (Mokate 60')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
15. Prince Nxumalo (69') 6. Thamsanqa Teyise (21')
15. Prince Nxumalo (82')
29. Nathan Paulse (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 3
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
25
Defender
89'
14
Defender
81'
3
Defender
58'
23
Midfielder
18
Defender
43'
27
Midfielder
79'
25
Defender
21'
6
Midfielder
79'
11
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
53'
8
Forward/Striker
79'
19
Midfielder
70'
31
Forward/Striker
58'
9
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
69'
82'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Franklin Cale
Midfielder
53'
24
Mohau Mokate
Midfielder
58'
22
Ruzaigh Gamildien
Midfielder
70'
13
Deolin Mekoa
Forward/Striker
62'
28
Nathan Paulse
Forward/Striker
79'
29
Khumbulani Banda
Midfielder
79'
3
CARDS
Ashley Hartog
Midfielder
79'
25
Thamsanqa Mkhize
Defender
43'
27
Rivaldo Coetzee
Defender
81'
3
Philani Zulu
Defender
58'
23
Nathan Paulse
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
29
David Booysen
Defender
89'
14
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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