MATCH CENTRE

SAT 21 MAY 2016, 15:00, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

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Ajax end season with victory

by BackPageTXT

Sat May 21, 17:08

Ajax Cape Town ended their season with a win over Bidvest Wits and can thank Nathan Paulse who scored from the penalty spot in their Absa Premiership clash at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Despite their being a deflating atmosphere within Cape Town Stadium given that there were less than 500 supporters inside the iconic stadium, it took only six minutes for the opening shot at goal.

Ajax goalkeeper Brandon Petersen made a good save with his legs to deny Sibusiso Vilakazi after the Bafana Bafana attacker broke into space on the left side of the 18 area.

Nathan Paulse managed a half volley attempt at goal in the 25th minute, but there was never enough power behind the ball to trouble Moeneeb Josephs.

Inside the final five minutes of the half, Ajax’s Mosa Lebusa got into space on the left wing and cut inside the danger area, but instead of staying composed and finding a teammate he got his cross horribly wrong.

Moments later and Bidvest Wits hit the upright when Joachim Lupeta’s header cannoned off the post following a delightful left wing cross by Sifiso Hlanti.

A few minutes into the second half and Wits had the first chance on goal when Hlanti got into space on the left side of the 18 area, but his powerful shot flew over the bar. And moments later, Lupeta saw his close range attempt kept out following an excellent reflex save by Brandon Petersen.

Then in the 50th minute Ajax left winger Riyaad Norodien went down insde the area under a challenge from Nazeer Allie and referee Khulekani Thusi awarded a penalty. Nathan Paulse sent Jospehs the wrong way to open the score.

Wits substitute Vincent Pule made a good run in the 70th minute which resulted in him firing a left footed shot towards the near post, but Petersen tipped it away for a corner kick.

And a few minutes later Mosa Lebusa should have put Ajax further ahead when his attempt from close range was well saved by Josephs. For Wits, Buhle Mhwanazi’s tame header just over the crossbar was their last real attempt at goal as the game ended in favour of the hosts.


Ajax Cape Town (0) 1 (Paulse 50’pen)
Bidvest Wits (0) 0

TEAMS

Ajax: Petersen, Mabaso, Lartey, Coetzee, Lebusa, Graham (E Isaacs 90’), Abondo (Mzwakali 63’), Mdabuka, Paulse, Morris, Norodien (Losper 52’)

Wits: Josephs – Allie, Mkhwanazi, Khumalo, Hlanti – Pelembe (Pule 55’), Gome, Motshwari, Klate (Mosiatlhaga 72’) – Vilakazi – Lupeta (Botes 55’)

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
29. Nathan Paulse (53')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 2
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
87'
1
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
26
Defender
66'
4
Defender
5
Defender
30'
15
Defender
3
Defender
2
Midfielder
18
Defender
0
Midfielder
75'
8
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
52'
31
Midfielder
72'
7
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
55'
11
Midfielder
90'
6
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
64'
0
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
53'
29
Forward/Striker
55'
31
SUBSTITUTIONS
Toriq Losper
Midfielder
52'
10
Vincent Pule
Midfielder
55'
12
Bantu Mzawkali
Midfielder
64'
11
Henrico Botes
Forward/Striker
55'
19
Erwin Isaacs
Midfielder
90'
20
Phumlani Ntshangase
Defender
72'
41
CARDS
Toriq Losper
Midfielder
61'
10
Buhle Mkhwanazi
Defender
30'
15
Ndiviwe Mdabuka
Midfielder
75'
8
Bongani Khumalo
Defender
66'
4
Brandon Petersen
Goalkeeper
87'
1
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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