MATCH CENTRE

SAT 20 FEBRUARY 2016, 15:30, OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM

2
VS
3

Nxumalo braces hands Ajax win

by BackPageTXT

Sat February 20, 17:45

A second half brace from Prince Nxumalo handed Ajax Cape Town a 3-2 win over Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership match at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The win is Ajax’s seventh of the season and sees them into the top half of the table with 26 points from 19 matches.

The loss for Polokwane is their 11th of the league season and sees them in 13th place with 21 points from 20 matches.

The first 20 minutes was a rather scrappy affair with both sides squandering possession and as a result there were no decent goal scoring chances.

The first significant shot on goal came on the half hour mark from Polokwane’s Sphesihle Nzimande, but Anssi Jaakkola made a good save.

Ajax took the lead a minute before the break when Erwin Isaacs turned home a pass from Tashreeq Morris with a clinical finish, 1-0.

Three minutes into the second half Ajax doubled their lead courtesy of a strike from Nxumalo, 2-0.

Polokwane, however, were not going to go down without a fight and managed to pull a goal back in the 57th minute when Jabulani Maluleke found the back of the net from a free-kick just outside the box, 2-1.

Ajax restored their lead through Nxumalo who grabbed his brace after some neat interchanges in the build-up to the goal, 3-1.

The game ended on a rather sour note for Ajax who saw Lawrence Lartey sent off in the 87th minute after receiving his second yellow card.

Maluleke then scored his second of the game in stoppage time, but the Urban Warriors held on for all three points.

Polokwane City (0) 2 (J. Maluleke 57’ 90')

Ajax Cape Town (1) 3 (Isaacs 44’, Nxumalo 48’+64’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
8. Jabulani Maluleke (57') 20. Erwin Isaacs (44')
15. Prince Nxumalo (48')
15. Prince Nxumalo (64')
8. Ndiviwe Mdabuka (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 3 1
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
35
Defender
51'
22
Defender
4
Defender
56'
87'
26
Defender
18'
56'
23
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
1'
17
Midfielder
22'
44'
20
Midfielder
24'
57'
8
Midfielder
90'
8
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
67'
31
Midfielder
77'
18
Midfielder
75'
14
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
10
Forward/Striker
46'
14
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
31
Forward/Striker
48'
64'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Muzikayifani Ngidi
Midfielder
46'
34
Abel Mabaso
Defender
51'
2
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
56'
38
Asive Langwe
Midfielder
67'
19
Randy Ngobe
Midfielder
77'
12
Ashley Hartog
Midfielder
75'
25
CARDS
Cole Alexander
Midfielder
1'
17
Erwin Isaacs
Midfielder
22'
20
Tshepo Tema
Defender
18'
23
Lawrence Lartey
Defender
56'
26
Jabulani Maluleke
Midfielder
24'
8
Ashley Hartog
Midfielder
79'
25
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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