MATCH CENTRE

SUN 07 FEBRUARY 2016, 15:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

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VS
3

Ajax ease past SuperSport in Atteridgeville

by BackPageTXT

Sun February 07, 17:27

Ajax Cape Town returned to winning ways to move up to eighth in the Absa Premiership standings with a 3-1 win over SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

Tashreeq Morris, Toriq Losper and Prince Nxumalo found the back of the net for the Urban Warriors - Kingston Nkhatha scoring for the home side.

Stuart Baxter has shaken things up come set-piece time and his methods almost reaped success on 19 minutes, Nkhatha firing over from the edge of the area.

Ajax themselves had a trick up their sleeve from dead ball situation and opened the scoring three minutes later from a corner-kick, Morris heading home in what was his first start of the season following a lengthy injury lay-off.

SuperSport ended the half on the front foot and after Dove Wome and Jeremy Brockie forced Anssi Jaakkola into successive saves, Nkhatha rattled home the equaliser in great style.

The Zimbabwe striker, rejuvenated by the arrival of Stuart Baxter, hit a powerful volley attempt past the Ajax stopper from a tight angle on the stroke of half-time.

Losper restored the visitors’ lead 10 minutes into the second stanza, the hard-working forward squeezing his low shot past Ronwen Williams at his near post.

Nxumalo doubled the Urban Warriors’ advantage in the 74th minute, the former Matsatsantsa striker beat the offside trap, running onto a precise through ball by Travis Graham before guiding the ball into the back of the net.

SuperSport pressed desperately for some consolation, but couldn't find a way past Jaakkola in the second 45 as the Tshwane side slip to 12th on the log standings.

SuperSport United (1) 1 (Nkhatha 45')
Ajax Cape Town (1) 3 (Morris 22' Losper 55' Nxumalo 74')

SuperSport United: Williams; Boxall, Booysen, Daniels, Mpeta (Khumalo 83') - Mokeke (Grobler 80'), Furman - Phala, Wome (Mathebula 46') - Nkhatha, Brockie

Ajax Cape Town: Jaakkola; Lebusa, Coetzee, Lartey, Mobara - Graham, Mdabuka - E.Isaacs, Morris (Langwe 65') - Losper (Mabaso 80'), Nxumalo (Gamildien 87')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
10. Kingston Nkhatha (45') 14. Tasriq Morris (22')
10. Toriq Losper (55')
15. Prince Nxumalo (74')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
20
Defender
26
Defender
83'
27
Defender
5
Defender
3
Defender
3
Defender
5
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
46'
16
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
80'
8
Midfielder
22'
65'
14
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
55'
80'
10
Forward/Striker
82'
11
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
45'
10
Forward/Striker
74'
87'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
David Mathebula
Midfielder
46'
24
Asive Langwe
Midfielder
65'
19
Bradley Grobler
Forward/Striker
80'
7
Abel Mabaso
Defender
80'
2
Sibusiso Khumalo
Defender
83'
3
Ruzaigh Gamildien
Midfielder
87'
13
CARDS
Jeremy Brockie
Forward/Striker
82'
11
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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