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Ndoro brace claims win for Pirates

2016-09-13 21:43
Tendai Ndoro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1 in an Absa Premiership game played at the Cape Town Stadium in the Mother City on Tuesday evening.

Although, Ajax dominated possession in the opening stages of the league encounter, they were unable to beat Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo who was in fine form.

At the other end, Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro beat Ajax goalkeeper Brandon Petersen from close range to make it 1-0 to the visitors in the 36th minute.

The in-form Zimbabwean striker doubled Pirates' lead two minutes later with a low shot which beat Petersen hands down with Oupa Manyisa grabbing the assist.

The Buccaneers led 2-0 at the break.

However, Ajax reduced the deficit through Nathan Paulse who headed home with the Pirates defence caught napping eight minutes into the second-half.

Ajax continued to push forward, but they struggled to find a second.

The came close late on, but Pirates' keeper Brighton Mhlongo made a great stop to deny Lebohang Mokoena in the 91st minute.

Despite Ajax's late attacks, Mhlongo and his Pirates teammates stood firm at the back and ultimately, they emerged 2-1 winners.

The win is Pirates' second of the league season in as many games while it is a first loss for Ajax.


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