Ajax too strong for Polokwane

2016-02-20 17:46
Prince Nxumalo (Gallo)

Cape Town - The shaky Polokwane City defence continued to leak goals after suffering a 3-2 defeat to Ajax Cape Town in an Absa Premiership match on Saturday afternoon. 

Polokwane now have the second worst defensive record in the league after conceding 34 goals from 20 matches. The loss to Ajax is their 11th of the season and sees them rooted in 13th place with 21 points.

Ajax, on the other hand, are happy to move into the top half of the table with their seventh win which sees them on 26 points from 19 games.

The opening half hour produce no decent goal scoring opportunities as the game was characterised by sloppy play in the middle of the park.

Sphesihle Nzimande had the first shot on goal in the 31st minute, but the Polokwane man saw his long range effort superbly saved by the Ajax keeper. 

Ajax did not offer much in attack until the 44th minute when they took the lead thanks to a deadly finish from Erwin Isaacs after getting onto a pass from Tashreeq Morris, 1-0. 

The Urban Warriors came out firing in the second half and found the back of the net three minutes in after a strike from Prince Nxumalo, 2-0. 

Polokwane hit back in the 57th minute thanks to a superb long range free-kick from Jabulani Maluleke that found the corner of the goal, 2-1. 

Polokwane’s hopes of a comeback were dashed in the 64th minute when Nxumalo grabbed his second goal after some good build-up play by Ajax, 3-1. 

Ajax did suffer a set-back in the 87th minute when Lawrence Lartey was sent off after receiving his second yellow card. 

Three minutes later, however, Polokwane pulled one back to make it 3-2.

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