MATCH CENTRE

SAT 18 FEBRUARY 2017, 15:30, OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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Ajax Cape Town held to 1-1 draw in Polokwane

by BackPageTXT

Sat February 18, 18:05

Ajax Cape Town were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday afternoon.

The Urban Warriors squandered several chances throughout the match, with Stanley Menzo's men ultimately having to settle for a point as they move up to 10th place on the log standings. Rise and Shine remain sixth.

Rheece Evans was handed his first start in Ajax Cape Town colours with 18-year-old Grant Margeman also involved from the onset following duty with the Under-20 National Team in midweek.

Both repaid Menzo's faith as early as the 15th minute with Evans picking out the teenage midfielder who finished with aplomb, 0-1.

Ajax Cape Town were well in control and conjured further chances through Rodrick Kabwe, Nathan Paulse and Thabo Mosadi soon after.

But, the Cape side were made to pay as Rodney Ramagalela hammered home against the run of play in the 39th minute of the match. Teams tied at 1-1 at the interval.

Jody February had to be at his best to deny Ramagalela from completing his brace as both teams pressed forward in search of the winner in the second stanza.

The Urban Warriors, though, finished the game the stronger of the two sides with Aubrey Funga - on debut - unlucky to see his shot straight into the grateful hands of George Chigova.

As a result, both teams' remain without a win this year.

Polokwane City (1) 1 (Ramagalela 39')

Ajax Cape Town (1) 1 (Margeman 15')

Polokwane City: Chigova; Klaas, Tema, Mbonani, Semenya -Musona (Segolela 46'), Manaka (Kanyenda 83'), Phiri, Maluleke - Jembula (Tlolane 70'), Ramagalela

Ajax Cape Town: February; Lebusa, Pietersen, Coetzee, Evans - Margeman (Isaacs 80'), Graham - Mosadi, Kabwe (Doutie 90+2'), Mzwakali (Funga 70') - Paulse

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
17. Rodney Ramagalela (39') 13. Grant Margeman (15')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
22
Defender
5
Defender
2
Defender
69'
34
Defender
23
Defender
3
Midfielder
33'
83'
14
Defender
27
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
70'
11
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
15'
80'
13
Midfielder
70'
38
Midfielder
90 + 2'
35
15
Midfielder
23
Forward/Striker
39'
17
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
46'
29
Forward/Striker
29
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tlou Segolela
Midfielder
46'
0
Aubrey Funga
Midfielder
70'
0
Puleng Tlolane
Forward/Striker
70'
10
Erwin Isaacs
Midfielder
80'
20
Esau Kanyenda
Forward/Striker
83'
9
Sameehg Doutie
Midfielder
90 + 2'
37
CARDS
Edgar Manaka
Midfielder
33'
14
Rheece Evans
Defender
69'
34
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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