MATCH CENTRE

FRI 12 JANUARY 2018, 20:00, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

3
VS
1

Urban Warriors rally to down Dikwena

by Bertin Basson

Fri January 12, 22:49

Ajax Cape Town scored three goals in a blistering finish to claim a 3-1 win over Platinum Stars in a thrilling Absa Premiership encounter at Cape Town Stadium on Friday evening.

Tercious Malepe, Tashreeq Morris and Tendai Ndoro finding the back of the net for the hosts; as the Urban Warriors climb up to 13th spot on the log standings.

The hosts dominated possession for most of the opening half, but it would be the visitors to hit the front. Vuyo Mere tested Brandon Petersen with a rasping shot before the Dikwena captain picked out Zama Rambuwane for the game's first with 40 minutes on the clock.

The wing-wizard on hand to nod home Mere's pin-point cross from the right flank to give Roger De Sa's troops a narrow 1-0 lead at the break.

Ajax Cape Town, desperately seeking the winner, surged forward following the interval in search of all three points.

The equalizer finally came with 73 minutes on the clock. Malepe with an easy finish after Dino Visser denied Samuel Julies from close range.

Malepe's strike breathed new life into the hosts who duly took the lead through Morris in the 82nd minute - Ajax Cape Town's top scorer this season with a thumping finish from the edge of the area.

Ndoro, on his Urban Warriors debut, made sure of the win with a instinctive finish in added time. Visser with no chance as the ball cannoned off the inside off the crossbar and into the back of the net.

Ajax Cape Town (0) 3 (Malepe 73' Morris 82' Ndoro 90+1')

Platinum Stars (1) 1 (Rambuwane 40')

Ajax Cape Town: Petersen; Lebusa, Booysen, Nhlapo, Kammies - Takwara, Malepe - Julies, Lakay (Mdabuka 46'), Morris (Phohlongo 88') - Ndoro (Thabotha 90+2').

Platinum Stars: Visser; Zulu, Sithole, Mwedihanga (Matlakala 85') ,Mere - Mekoa, Msomi, Ng'ambi - De Jongh, Rambuwane (Monama 90') - Ntuli (Koapeng 65').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
36. Tercious Malepe (73') 43. Zama Rambuwane (40')
11. Tasriq Morris (82')
47. Tendai Ndoro (90 + 1')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
77'
13
Defender
5
Defender
30
Defender
22
Defender
86'
5
Defender
2
Defender
80'
25
Defender
85'
0
Defender
73'
36
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
38
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
42
Midfielder
8
Forward/Striker
46'
19
Midfielder
15
Forward/Striker
82'
88'
11
Midfielder
40'
90'
43
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
90 + 2'
47
Forward/Striker
65'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Ndiviwe Mdabuka
Midfielder
46'
18
Letsie Koapeng
Forward/Striker
65'
9
Masilake Phohlongo
Midfielder
88'
28
Maboke Matlakala
Midfielder
85'
0
Muzi Thabotha
Forward/Striker
90 + 2'
39
Raymond Monama
Forward/Striker
90'
0
CARDS
Isaac Nhlapo
Defender
77'
13
Sergio Kammies
Defender
80'
25
Mosa Lebusa
Defender
86'
5
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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