MATCH CENTRE

TUE 09 JANUARY 2018, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
2

Fagrie Lakay's goal not enough as Brazilians down the Urban Warriors

by Bertin Basson

Tue January 09, 22:06

Ajax Cape Town raced into the lead once more, only to suffer defeat for the second time in five days as Mamelodi Sundowns claimed a 2-1 win at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Victory moves the Brazilians four points clear atop the Absa Premiership summit. The Urban Warriors remain in 15th spot with a crucial clash against Platinum Stars looming...

Following a rather cagey start, Fagrie Lakay hit the back of the net with 26 minutes on the clock to give the Urban Warriors the lead in the Mother City.

The forward proved a real handful all night long and got his due reward as he brushed off his marker before firing past Denis Onyango, 1-0.

Sundowns, though, would quickly find their mojo and pulled level following a sustained spell of pressure.

Ricardo Nascimento making no mistake from the spot following a handball in the area, 1-1 after 37 minutes.

Two minutes later and Pitso Mosimane's men would hit the front. Tau with the inch-perfect cross to tee up Sibusiso Vilakazi who made no mistake from close range.

The Brazilians coming from behind to hold a narrow lead at the interval.

Sundowns used up an early lifeline following the break as Lakay fired over with the goal at his mercy.

At the other end of the pitch Tau weaved his way past Mario Booysen, but failed to hit the target as Ajax Cape Town pushed bodies forward.

Lakay would go close once more on the hour mark, but it was not to be for the Urban Warriors as the visitors successfully navigated through the final exchanges to leave the Mother City with all three points.

Ajax Cape Town (1) 1 (Lakay 26')

Mamelodi Sundowns (2) 2 (Nascimento 37' Vilakazi 39')

Ajax Cape Town: Petersen; Lebusa, Booysen, Nhlapo, Kammies - Malepe, Kabwe (Takwara 46'), Losper (Phohlongo 61') - Julies, Morris, Lakay (Thabotha 74').

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango; Langerman, Nascimento, Madisha, Morena (S.Zwane 83') - Manyisa, Mabunda, Kekana, T.Zwane - Vilakazi (Makgalwa 74'), Tau (Arendse 90+2').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
19. Fagrie Lakay (26') 16. Ricardo Nascimento (37')
11. Sibusiso Vilakazi (39')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
36
Defender
13
Defender
37'
16
Defender
90 + 5'
30
Defender
4
Defender
5
Midfielder
8
Defender
25
Midfielder
32
Defender
59'
36
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
46'
16
Midfielder
90 + 2'
22
Midfielder
42
Midfielder
39'
74'
11
Midfielder
61'
10
Midfielder
83'
27
Forward/Striker
26'
74'
19
Midfielder
18
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
13
SUBSTITUTIONS
Gerald Takwara
Midfielder
46'
38
Keletso Makgalwa
Forward/Striker
74'
35
Masilake Phohlongo
Midfielder
61'
28
Siyanda Zwane
Defender
83'
21
Muzi Thabotha
Forward/Striker
74'
39
Wayne Arendse
Defender
90 + 2'
6
CARDS
Tercious Malepe
Defender
59'
36
Gerald Takwara
Midfielder
89'
38
Mario Booysen
Defender
90 + 5'
30
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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