Absa Premiership

Ajax too strong for Maritzburg

2015-08-22 22:36
Ajax Cape Town (File)

Cape Town - Prince Nxumalo scored a brace inspiring Ajax Cape Town to a 3-1 come-from-behind PSL win over Maritzburg United at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday night.

Nathan Paulse added salt to the wounds with two minutes to go.

Maritzburg had scored in the 20th minute when Thamsanqa Teyise headed home after a good pass by Thamsanqa Mkhize.

Mondli Cele had a good opportunity to extend the vistitors’ lead in the 28th minute but he narrowly missed to the right of the goal.

In the 37th minute, Rusike hit a goal-bound shot that missed inches to the left of the target.

Rusike had another opportunity in the 51st minute but Ajax ‘keeper Anssi Jaakkola parried the ball to safety.

Ajax were threatening and in the 62nd minute Franklin Cale made a whipping cross to Riyaad Norodien but his header went wide and over the bar.

In the 67th minute, Nxumalo restored parity for the Cape side with a left footed strike.

Nxumalo then grabbed the second goal for Ajax in the 81st minute with a header following a corner kick by Ruzaigh Gamildien.

Paulse put the game beyond Maritzburg's reach in the 88th minute as he scored with a header from Cecil Lolo's cross.


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