MATCH CENTRE

WED 13 APRIL 2016, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

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Ajax held by Dikwena at home

by BackPageTXT

Wed April 13, 21:28

Ajax Cape Town were held to a 1-1 draw by Platinum Stars in an Absa Premiership match played at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

The draw leaves the Urban Warriors placed ninth on the Absa Premiership standings with 31 points, while Dikwena stayed third on the league log with 44 points.

The first shot at goal went to the home side two minutes into the game and it was Erwin Isaacs who fired way over the target.

In the 14th minute, Bantu Mzwakali's good cross found his Ajax teammate Tashreeq Morris who guided the ball wide with his head.

The deadlock was broken four minutes later through Ajax striker Morris with a headed effort after some excellent interplay to make it 1-0 to his side.

The visitors then pressed Ajax for the equalising goal - Siyabonga Zulu's effort was blocked by Ajax defender Abbubaker Mobara in the 27th minute.

Ajax's towering centre forward Nathan Paulse came very close to doubling his side's lead ten minutes before the break, but his header missed the target.

Dikwena had a promising start to the second-half as they threatened the Urban Warriors in the final-third and their pressure paid off in the 58th minute.

Former Orlando Pirates striker Mabena beat Finnish shot-stopper Anssi Jaakkola in the Ajax goal with a beautiful finish to level matters on the night.

In the 69th minute, Stars shot-stopper Mlambo produced a fine save when he denied former Bidvest Wits winger Isaacs Ajax's second goal.

Ajax full-back Mosa Lebusa played a cross into the Stars box nine minutes later which found his teammate Toriq Losper who guided the ball inches wide of the target.

Nevertheless, Stars keeper Mlambo made late saves to ensure that the match ended in a 1-1 stalemate in Cape Town.

Ajax (1) 1 (Morris 18')
Platinum Stars (0) 1 (Mabena 58')

Ajax: Jaakkola, Mabaso, Mobara, Coetzee, Lebusa, Mdabuka, Norodien (Cale 73'), Isaacs, Mzwakali (Losper 70'), Morris, Paulse.

Platinum Stars: Mlambo, Mere, Nhlapo, Mathias, Zulu, Msomi (Madubanya 71'), Mathe, De Jongh, Tshabalala (Nyanda 76'), Ng'ambi, Mabena

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
14. Tasriq Morris (18') 10. Ndumiso Mabena (58')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
2
Defender
0
Defender
5
Defender
25
Defender
3
Defender
22
Midfielder
18
Defender
76'
14
Midfielder
42'
70'
11
Defender
2
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
73'
31
Midfielder
71'
0
Midfielder
18'
14
Forward/Striker
58'
10
Forward/Striker
29
Forward/Striker
28
SUBSTITUTIONS
Toriq Losper
Midfielder
70'
10
Letladi Madubanya
Forward/Striker
71'
3
Franklin Cale
Midfielder
73'
24
Mduduzi Nyanda
Defender
76'
24
CARDS
Bantu Mzawkali
Midfielder
42'
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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