MATCH CENTRE

WED 30 NOVEMBER 2016, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

2
VS
0

Urban Warriors stun Sundowns in two-minute blitz

by BackPageTXT

Wed November 30, 21:52

Ajax Cape Town scored twice in two-minutes to beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The Urban Warriors were the better team throughout and finally made their chances count, with Thabo Mosadi and Ndiviwe Mdabuka finding the back of the net in quick succession in the second-half.

Mark Mayambela had several chances to open the scoring in the first half-hour, with the wing-wizard first forcing Denis Onyango into a good save, before seeing his volley effort over the crossbar with the goal at his mercy in the 28th minute.

Hlompho Kekana was unlucky not to find the back of the net seven minutes later. The FIFA Puskás Award nominee stripped his opposite number, Travis Graham, of the ball before launching a shot at goal - his attempt cannoning off the crossbar.

Bantu Mzwakali then saw his free-kick attempt wide before Kekana also tested Jody February from a set-piece on the cusp of half-time. Goalless at the interval.

Kekana aimed to rekindle his goal-scoring form from range with an attempt from well within his half - the midfielder seeing his shot fly wide of goal.

Having absorbed a spell of pressure from the reigning champions, Ajax hit the front with Mosadi left with a easy finish following a pin-point ball into the area by Mzwakali in the 71st minute.

The Urban Warriors made it 2-0 two minutes later. Almost a carbon copy to the first; Mayambela the supplier this time with the former Orlando Pirates man leaving Thabo Nthethe for dead before slipping the ball through Onyango's legs - Mdabuka with the finish.

Sundowns aimed to fight their way back into the game with 'CBD' reunited on the pitch, but the hosts held firm to secure all three points for a second win in succession.

Ajax Cape Town (0) 2 (Mosadi 71' Mdabuka 73')
Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 0

Ajax Cape Town: February; E.Isaacs, Lartey, Coetzee, Lebusa - Graham (Pietersen 90+4'), Mdabuka - Mosadi (Margeman 75'), Mzwakali (Morris 81'), Mayambela - Nxumalo

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango; Morena, Arendse, Nthethe, Mashaba - Kekana, Mabunda - Laffor (Dolly 46'), Vilakazi (Castro 75'), T.Zwane (Billiat 62') - Tau

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
23. Thabo Mosadi (71')
8. Ndiviwe Mdabuka (73')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 3
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
36
Defender
26
Defender
2
Defender
5
Defender
90'
6
Defender
7'
3
Midfielder
46'
28
Midfielder
81'
11
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
73'
8
Midfielder
75'
11
Midfielder
71'
75'
23
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
90 + 4'
6
Midfielder
62'
18
Forward/Striker
15
Midfielder
39'
39'
13
SUBSTITUTIONS
Grant Margeman
Midfielder
75'
13
Khama Billiat
Midfielder
62'
33
Tasriq Morris
Midfielder
81'
14
Leonardo Castro
Forward/Striker
75'
25
Roscoe Pietersen
Defender
90 + 4'
27
CARDS
Rivaldo Coetzee
Defender
7'
3
Tiyani Mabunda
Midfielder
39'
13
Tasriq Morris
Midfielder
84'
14
Tiyani Mabunda
Midfielder
39'
13
Wayne Arendse
Defender
90'
6
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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