MATCH CENTRE

WED 12 APRIL 2017, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
0

Mayambela leads Ajax Cape Town past Highlands Park

by Bertin Basson

Wed April 12, 22:05

Mark Mayambela scored the only goal of the game as Ajax Cape Town edged Highlands Park 1-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The wing-wizard finding the back of the net in the ninth minute, to seal not only another man-of-the-match accolade but also the clubs first three points of 2017.

Mayambela showed his class to chip the ball over the onrushing Tapuwa Kapini after Prince Nxumalo thread the eye of the needle - the strike a sure goal of the month contender.

Mayambela was at it again in the 18th minute, but his cross went just out of reach of Thabo Mosadi at the back post.

The Lions of the North, though, had their chances and should have pulled level two minutes before the interval. Brandon Theron guilty of seeing his header attempt wide with the goal at his mercy.

The Urban Warriors were unlucky not to double their lead in the 64th minute as Thabo Mosadi saw his volley attempt canon off the crossbar - the goal would have eased tension inside the stadium as the rain started to come down...

Tension, though, would be present till the final whistle with second-half substitute Collins Mbesuma almost snatching a point for the visitors. The burly Zambian also seeing his header attempt wide from close range.

Ajax Cape Town, though, did just about enough to secure all three points. Victory moving Stanley Menzo's troops up to 11th place on the log standings while the Tembisa-based club drop to the bottom of the table - five points behind the Urban Warriors.

Ajax Cape Town (1) 1 (Mayambela 9')

Highlands Park (0) 0

Ajax Cape Town: February' Lebusa, Coetzee, Pietersen, Isaacs - Graham, Kabwe (Lartey 78') - Mayambela, Mzwakali (Mokoena 59'), Mosadi - Nxumalo (Paulse 61')

Highlands Park: Kapini; Ngalo, Oluwafemi, Katjiukua, Nhlapo - Mvala, Moriri, Mbatha (Mbesuma 78') - Theron, Mashumba (Fikru 50'), Shalulile (Cale 59')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS
22. Mark Mayambela (9')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
72'
30
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
5
Defender
39
Defender
3
22
Defender
27
Defender
19
Midfielder
52'
11
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
2
Midfielder
9'
22
Midfielder
50'
12
Midfielder
65'
78'
35
Midfielder
78'
43
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
59'
38
Forward/Striker
61'
15
Midfielder
8
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lebohang Mokoena
Midfielder
52'
18
Fikru Lemessa Tefera
Forward/Striker
50'
31
Nathan Paulse
Forward/Striker
61'
29
Franklin Cale
Midfielder
59'
42
Lawrence Lartey
Defender
78'
26
Collins Mbesuma
Forward/Striker
78'
9
CARDS
Roderick Kabwe
Midfielder
65'
35
Jody February
Goalkeeper
72'
30
Nathan Paulse
Forward/Striker
90'
29
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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