MATCH CENTRE

TUE 13 SEPTEMBER 2016, 00:00, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
2

Orlando Pirates edge out Ajax Cape Town

by BackPageTXT

Tue September 13, 21:40

Orlando Pirates beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1 in an Absa Premiership game played at the Cape Town Stadium in the Mother City on Tuesday evening.

Although, Ajax dominated possession in the opening stages of the league encounter, they were unable to beat Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo who was in fine form.

At the other end, Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro beat Ajax goalkeeper Brandon Petersen from close range to make it 1-0 to the visitors in the 36th minute.

The in-form Zimbabwean striker doubled Pirates' lead with a low shot which beat Petersen hands down with Oupa Manyisa grabbing an assist two minutes later.

The Buccaneers led 2-0 at the break.

However, Ajax reduced the deficit through Nathan Paulse who headed home with the Pirates defence caught napping eight minutes into the second-half.

Ajax continued to push forward, but they struggled to find a second.

The came close late on, but Pirates' keeper Brighton Mhlongo made a great stop to deny Lebohang Mokoena in the 91st minute.

Despite Ajax's late attacks, Mhlongo and his Pirates teammates stood firm at the back and ultimately, they emerged 2-1 winners.

The win is Pirates' second of the league season in as many games while it is a first loss for Ajax.

Ajax (0) 1 (Paulse 53')
Pirates (2) 2 (Ndoro 36', 38')

Ajax: Petersen, Mabaso, Coetzee, Lebusa, Graham (Mokoena 80'), Losper (Nxumalo 56'), Mzwakali, Isaacs, Mosadi (Mayambela 67'), Pietersen, Paulse

Pirates: Mhlongo, Chabalala, Gyimah (Sikhakhane 46'), Jele, Matlaba, Mobara, Manyisa, Morrison (Qalinge 67'), Rakhale (Phungwayo 83'), Makola, Ndoro

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
29. Nathan Paulse (53') 7. Tendai Ndoro (36')
7. Tendai Ndoro (38')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 4
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
2
Defender
45
Defender
75'
5
Defender
24'
4
Defender
3
Defender
68'
8
Defender
27
Midfielder
41'
46'
33
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
67'
23
Midfielder
83'
25
Midfielder
56'
10
Forward/Striker
63'
67'
12
Midfielder
80'
6
Forward/Striker
36'
38'
7
Forward/Striker
49'
53'
29
SUBSTITUTIONS
Prince Nxumalo
Forward/Striker
56'
15
Thembela Sikhakhane
Defender
46'
30
Mark Mayambela
Midfielder
67'
22
Thabo Qalinge
Midfielder
67'
15
Lebohang Mokoena
Midfielder
80'
18
Patrick Phungwayo
Defender
83'
3
CARDS
Nathan Paulse
Forward/Striker
49'
29
Happy Jele
Defender
24'
4
Mosa Lebusa
Defender
75'
5
Edwin Gyimah
Midfielder
41'
33
Bernard Morrison
Forward/Striker
63'
12
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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