MATCH CENTRE

SAT 13 MAY 2017, 20:15, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

2
VS
0

Urban Warriors record third successive win to retain eighth place

by Bertin Basson

Sat May 13, 22:07

Ajax Cape Town moved back up to eighth place on the Absa Premiership standings following a 2-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic at Athlone Stadium on Saturday evening.

Prince Nxumalo and Bantu Mzwakali with the goals for the Urban Warriors as they extended their winning run to three matches. Victory also bettered their incredible home record against Siwelele, having only lost on one single occasion in the Mother City to he men from the Free State province.

The hosts found themselves two goals up within 20 minutes - Nxumalo opening the scoring after four minutes.

Mzwakali sparked a flowing move from midfield, setting Neo Makua free down the left flank, the man-of-the-match cut in field before feeding Nxumalo who weavhed past Patrick Tignyemb before finding the back of the net.

Goal scorer turned provided in the 19th minute as Nxumalo pierced the Phunya Sele Sele defence before setting up Mzwakali who walked the ball into an open net.

Brandon Petersen was on hand to make sure of a 2-0 lead at the break - the goalkeeper, who has now kept three successive clean-sheets, with two good saves to deny Fiston Abdul Razak and Lyle Lakay.

Siwelele dominated territory in the second stanza, but failed to provide the finishing touches to a succession of chances.

Alfred Ndengane, Ayanda Dlamini and Lantshene Phalane all wasteful in front of goal for the visitors as they remain in 12th place on the log standings.

Ajax Cape Town (2) 2 (Nxumalo 4' Mzwakali 19')

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 0

Ajax Cape Town: Petersen; Lebusa, Coetzee, Pietersen, Isaacs (Chipeta 80') - Graham, Mdabuka, Mzwakali - Makua (Eksteen 89'), Mayambela (Kabwe 62'), Nxumalo

Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb; Hotto, Letlabika, Ndengane, Dube - Lebri (Mabaso 72'), Maruping (Mahlasela 36'), Phalane, Lakay - Nyatama, Abdul Razak (Dlamini 59')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
11. Bantu Mzawkali (19')
15. Prince Nxumalo (4')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 3
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
58'
5
5
Defender
3
Midfielder
45 + 2'
27
Defender
27
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
19'
11
Midfielder
72'
25
Midfielder
50'
80'
20
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
62'
62'
22
Midfielder
75'
7
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
36'
6
Midfielder
89'
17
Midfielder
70'
3
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
4'
15
Forward/Striker
59'
21
SUBSTITUTIONS
Roderick Kabwe
Midfielder
62'
35
Kabelo Mahlasela
Midfielder
36'
35
Eric Chipeta
Defender
80'
4
Ayanda Dlamini
Goalkeeper
59'
43
Ziyaad Eksteen
Midfielder
89'
17
Tshegofatso Mabaso
Forward/Striker
72'
17
CARDS
Erwin Isaacs
Midfielder
50'
20
Alfred Ndengane
Midfielder
45 + 2'
27
Mosa Lebusa
Defender
58'
5
Mthokozisi Dube
Midfielder
70'
3
Mark Mayambela
Midfielder
62'
22
Lyle Lakay
Midfielder
75'
7
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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