MATCH CENTRE

SAT 15 APRIL 2017, 15:00, PRINCESS MAGOGO STADIUM

1
VS
1

Urban Warriors left frustrated in windy KwaMashu

by Bertin Basson

Sat April 15, 17:33

Ajax Cape Town came up against a determined Nkosingiphile Gumede in the Golden Arrows goal as Stanley Menzo's men were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu, on Saturday afternoon.

Eager to record back-to-back Absa Premiership wins for the first time this year, the Urban Warriors came out flying and had the ball in the back of the net as early as the sixth minute.

Mark Mayambela looked to have scored a clear goal, but the linesman's flag was raised for offside - a contentious decision with replays suggesting otherwise.

Arrows, though, were ready to ride crest of the wave and hit the front with 13 minutes on the clock. Nkanyiso Mngwengwe on hand to hammer home from close range after Jody February failed to catch the ball from a corner-kick.

The Urban Warriors continued to boss proceedings, but were finding in difficult to beat a determined Gumede. The goal-minder on hand to deny Mayambela and Thasbo Mosadi before the break.

Playing with the wind at their backs in the second stanza, the visitors looked even more dangerous in attack with Roscoe Pietersen and Mosadi going close in quick succession.

With the burly Nathan Paulse and Nxumalo in attack, it would prove only a matter of time for the Urban Warriors with the latter finally leveling matters in the 77th minute. The KwaZulu-Natal born attacker nodding in at the far post from a Mosadi corner-kick.

Ajax Cape Town pressed forward in search of the winner, but were unable to find a second as they had to settle for a point; moving up to 10th in the process. Abafana Bes'thende remain sixth.

Golden Arrows (1) 1 (Mngwengwe 13')

Ajax Cape Town (0) 1 (Nxumalo 77')

Golden Arrows: Gumede; Mthiyane, Mngwengwe, Mathiane (Mzava 46'), Dube - Phiri, Sibiya (Sibeko 84'), Mahachi - Lamola, Hlongwane (Dikgacoi 46'), Mutizwa

Ajax Cape Town: February; Isaacs, Pietersen, Coetzee, Lebusa - Graham, Mdabuka (Paulse 46'), Margeman - Mayambela, Mosadi (Makua 90'), Nxumalo (Kabwe 88')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PRINCESS MAGOGO STADIUM
GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
21. Nkanyiso Mngwengwe (13') 15. Prince Nxumalo (77')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
32
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
13'
21
Defender
5
Defender
14
Defender
3
Defender
46'
20
Defender
31'
27
Midfielder
44'
26
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
46
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
46'
30
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
84'
41
Midfielder
46'
8
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
89'
23
Forward/Striker
19
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
41
Forward/Striker
77'
88'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Kagisho Dikgacoi
Midfielder
46'
22
Nathan Paulse
Forward/Striker
46'
29
Limbikani Mzava
Defender
46'
5
Roderick Kabwe
Midfielder
88'
35
Sibusiso Sibeko
Midfielder
84'
35
Neo Makua
Midfielder
89'
17
CARDS
Danny Phiri
Midfielder
44'
26
Roscoe Pietersen
Defender
31'
27
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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