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As it happened: Ajax CT v Sundowns

2014-08-13 21:45
LIVE and interactive commentary from the PSL clash between Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns at Cape Town Stadium.
Last Updated at 00:14
13 Aug 21:38

MATCH REPORT

Ajax and Sundowns played a very conservative 45 minutes when they kicked off things at 19:30. Tough and wet conditions favoured the Cape side as Sundowns could not hold onto the ball for long periods.

Eventually could pass a few balls around but Travis and Scott held things well in the middle of the park for Ajax with Dolly and Nathan Paulse clicking well in attack, although offence was minimal on both ends.

Second half was much better especially for viewing purposes as smack bang five-minutes into the 2nd half Travis Graham handed Ajax the lead with a wonderful goal, textbook finish as the coaches would call it. Low and hard on a wet surface.

That striked fear and anxiousness in The Brazilians as they continued to fight back with Zwane and Ntuli coming on and adding much attacking thump going forward.

But in the end Ajax held their nerve for a well deserved victory.

13 Aug 21:32
CURRENT PSL STANDINGS:
13 Aug 21:29

Man of the Match

ABSA Man of the Match was none other than Travis Graham.

Well-done young lad! (21-years-old)

13 Aug 21:28

***PSL FULL-TIME RESULTS***

Ajax Cape Town 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

Moroka Swallows 2-1 AmaZulu 

Bloemfontein Celtic 2-2 Orlando Pirates

Maritzburg United 2-1 Polokwane City 

Black Aces 1-2 Kaizer Chiefs 

Platinum Stars 2-1 Free State Stars 

What do you think about tonight's results?

13 Aug 21:24

94' Referee looks at his watch and blows time.

Ajax Cape Town has WON 1-0 courtesy of a spectacular goal by Travis Graham.

13 Aug 21:23
93' Zwane has a shot at goal which is just over the bar.
13 Aug 21:21
92' Ten Ajax players behind the ball now with Paulse alone up front.
13 Aug 21:20
91' Lance Davids comes on for Thabiso Nkoana.
13 Aug 21:19
90' Pitso pacing nervously in the technical area...
13 Aug 21:19
90' Stoppage time is four minutes...
13 Aug 21:18
89' A darting cross finds Zwane who is offside.
13 Aug 21:17
88' Mobara receiving treatment now 
13 Aug 21:15
86' Lolo gets a yellow card for time wasting.
13 Aug 21:15
85'  Ajax on the counter as they find a lone Paulse who obviously looks tired and wastes time in the corner
13 Aug 21:12
83' Zwane wins a throw in after a failed cross attempt
13 Aug 21:10

78' Sundowns wins a free-kick in Ajax territory, the defenses clearance forces a counter-attack to release the blistering pace of Dolly.

The midfielder races down the right wing with no support as he lays a decent cross in the 18 area with no red and white shirts available. 

13 Aug 21:08

77' Kekana tries his powerful right foot as the ball is lofted from a clash mid air. But nothing. 

Sundowns pushing for something here.

13 Aug 21:05
75' Mulenga wins a freekick for Ajax. Paulse's header inches away from the top bar as it is taken. 
13 Aug 21:01
72' Roger de Sa takes off Tashreeq Morris and comes on Clifford Mulenga
13 Aug 21:00
70' First caution of the night with Graham being showed a yellow card
13 Aug 20:58
70' Ntuli seeing lot of ball as well. Sundowns sunddenly look like they want to win this encounter. 
13 Aug 20:57
68' Ntuli goes down in the box as the Ajax defence makes a mistake but referee continues play. No penalty!
13 Aug 20:57

68' Ajax 1-0 Sundowns

Courtesy of Travis Graham.

13 Aug 20:55
66' Zwane has been a necessary spark that Sundowns has been missing as he continues to threat Ajax's back four from the left flank. 
13 Aug 20:54
64' Sundowns makes a substitute and Niang comes off for Ntuli.
13 Aug 20:53

61' Zwane with some great footwork around the box beats two men, but his touch gets away from him. 

Can Sundowns come back in this encounter?

13 Aug 20:51
60' Long pass from Sundowns cleared by Lolo back in the middle of the park.
13 Aug 20:46

55' Tebogo finds himself unmarked in the box, fires in a low cross which misses everyone.

Sundowns immediately awaken after falling behind. Ajax defence is asleep.

13 Aug 20:45
54' Themba Zwane (In) - Katlego Mashego (Out) for Sundowns
13 Aug 20:43

50' Travis Graham gives Ajax the lead with a low hard shot that beats Sandilands on his left side.

1-0 to Ajax

13 Aug 20:41
50' GOAL!!!
13 Aug 20:40
45' Mbatha is off to hospital for x-rays
13 Aug 20:38
45' Second half start...
13 Aug 20:38
Anthony Laffor (In) - Lindokuhle Mbatha (Out) for Mamelodi Sundowns
13 Aug 20:33

SUBSTITUTIONS

Ajax: Brandon Petersen, Lance Davids, Clifford Mulenga, Aiden Jenniker, Olwethu Nguye, Franklin Cale, Motlalentwa James

Sundowns: Kennedy Mweene, Bonginkosi Ntuli, Themba Zwane, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Anthony Laffor, Bongani Zungu, Kuda Mahachi

13 Aug 20:23

***PSL HALF-TIME UPDATE***

Ajax Cape Town 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

Moroka Swallows 1-0 AmaZulu

Bloemfontein Celtic 1-1 Orlando Pirates

Maritzburg United 1-1 Polokwane City 

Black Aces 1-2 Kaizer Chiefs 

Platinum Stars 1-1 Free State Stars

13 Aug 20:22

HALF-TIME!

0-0

Ajax and Sundowns head for the tunnel in what was a very tight and physical encounter. Let's hope Mosimane and de Sa open up their team to play a more attacking style. 

Very conservative so far!

13 Aug 20:19
50' Mbatha is taken off!
13 Aug 20:18

47' INJURY - Play is on hold as Mbatha receives medical attention following a clash of heads.

13 Aug 20:15
45' one minute of added time...
13 Aug 20:15
43' Nathan Paulse is ruled offside. Tebogo Langerman takes the free kick.
13 Aug 20:12
41' Ajax wins a corner from a good play on the right wing. Dolly delivers in, and cleared by Sundowns.
 
  • Themba Zwane takes a shot.

  • Thabiso Nkoana goes off and Lance Davids comes on.

  • Free kick awarded for a foul by Siyanda Zwane on Clifford Mulenga. Rivaldo Coetzee restarts play with the free kick.

  • 88'

    The assistant referee signals for offside against Cecil Lolo. Wayne Sandilands restarts play with the free kick.

  • 85'

    Nathan Paulse takes a shot.

  • 84'

    Booking for Cecil Lolo for time wasting.

  • 84'

    The referee blows for offside against Alje Schut. Free kick taken by Rivaldo Coetzee.

  • 79'

    Nathan Paulse is cautioned. Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Paulse on Mario Booysen. Wayne Sandilands takes the free kick.

  • 81'

    Unfair challenge on Rivaldo Coetzee by Anthony Laffor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rivaldo Coetzee.

  • 78'

    The referee blows for offside against Anthony Laffor. Free kick taken by Cecil Lolo.

  • 76'

    Themba Zwane is caught offside. Free kick taken by Anssi Jaakkola.

  • 73'

    Foul by Tebogo Langerman on Clifford Mulenga, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Cecil Lolo. Header at goal by Bongi Ntuli goes over the frame of the goal.

  • 73'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Tebogo Langerman on Clifford Mulenga. The ball is crossed by Cecil Lolo. Header at goal by Nathan Paulse goes over the frame of the goal.

  • 68'

    Tsholofelo Modise takes a shot. Anssi Jaakkola safely holds on.

  • 68'

    Travis Graham challenges Elias Pelembe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Travis Graham goes into the book. Siyanda Zwane restarts play with the free kick.

  • 61'

    Tsholofelo Modise takes a shot.

  • 63'

    Bongi Ntuli joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mame Niang.

  • 59'

    The official flags Themba Zwane offside. Anssi Jaakkola restarts play with the free kick.

  • 58'

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tebogo Langerman by Thabiso Nkoana. Tsholofelo Modise restarts play with the free kick.

  • 54'

    Tebogo Langerman takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

  • 52'

    Katlego Mashego goes off and Themba Zwane comes on.

  • 53'

    The assistant referee flags for offside against Nathan Paulse. Mario Booysen takes the free kick.

  • 49'

    Travis Graham scores with a right foot finish. Ajax Cape Town 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns.

  • 47'

    Header at goal by Mame Niang goes right of the post.

  • 48'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Grandwald Scott on Alje Schut. Siyanda Zwane takes the free kick.

  • 45'

    The second half has started.

  • (Mamelodi Sundowns) makes a substitution, with Anthony Laffor coming on for Lindokuhle Mbatha.

  • 44'

    Foul by Nathan Paulse on Alje Schut, free kick awarded. Tsholofelo Modise restarts play with the free kick.

  • 42'

    Nathan Paulse is ruled offside. Tebogo Langerman takes the free kick.

  • 42'

    Travis Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alje Schut. Free kick taken by Alje Schut.

  • 39'

    The referee blows for offside against Mame Niang. Anssi Jaakkola takes the free kick.

  • 40'

    Short corner worked by Keagan Dolly.

  • 35'

    Mame Niang is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Rivaldo Coetzee.

  • 36'

    Corner taken by Keagan Dolly.

  • 33'

    Corner taken by Elias Pelembe.

  • 31'

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Travis Graham by Hlompo Kekana. Free kick taken by Cecil Lolo.

  • 33'

    Corner taken by Lindokuhle Mbatha.

  • 25'

    Tashreeq Morris takes a shot.

  • 26'

    Nathan Paulse takes a shot.

  • 27'

    Nathan Paulse is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tebogo Langerman.

  • 24'

    Unfair challenge on Thabiso Nkoana by Alje Schut results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Cecil Lolo restarts the game.

  • 20'

    Keagan Dolly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Siyanda Zwane.

  • 18'

    Corner from the right by-line taken by Cecil Lolo.

  • 12'

    Rivaldo Coetzee fouled by Tsholofelo Modise, the ref awards a free kick. Keagan Dolly restarts play with the free kick.

  • 13'

    Corner from the right by-line taken by Tsholofelo Modise. Anssi Jaakkola catches the ball.

  • 15'

    Siyanda Zwane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tashreeq Morris. Free kick taken by Mosa Lebusa. Keagan Dolly is caught offside. Mario Booysen restarts play with the free kick.

  • 9'

    Mame Niang takes a shot.

  • 4'

    Foul by Grandwald Scott on Mario Booysen, free kick awarded. Tsholofelo Modise restarts play with the free kick.

  • 3'

    Shot by Keagan Dolly missed to the left of the target.

  • 0'

    The game begins.

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Ajax Cape Town Mamelodi Sundowns
  • 1 Goals 0
    • 51' Graham
  • 3 Yellow Cards 0
    • 70' Graham
    • 81' Paulse
    • 86' Lolo
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Mosa Lebusa
  • Travis Graham
  • Thabiso Nkoana
  • Granwald Scott
  • Tashreeq Morris
  • Abbubaker Mobara
  • Cecil Lolo
  • Kegan Dolly
  • Nathan Paulse
  • Anssi Jaakkola
  • Rivaldo Coetzee
  • 5
  • 6
  • 9
  • 12
  • 14
  • 18
  • 21
  • 28
  • 29
  • 32
  • 33
  • 4
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 17
  • 18
  • 22
  • 29
  • 33
  • 40
  • 53
  • Tebogo Langerman
  • Elias Pelembe
  • Hlompho Kekana
  • Teko Modise
  • Alje Schut
  • Siyanda Zwane
  • Lindokuhle Mbatha
  • Mame Niang
  • Mario Booysen
  • Wayne Sandilands
  • Katlego Mashego
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Brandon Petersen
  • Clifford Mulenga
  • Lance Davids
  • Aiden Jenniker
  • Olwethu Nguye
  • Franklin Cale
  • Motlalentwa James Mofokeng
  • 1
  • 8
  • 13
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 26
  • 1
  • 9
  • 12
  • 16
  • 28
  • 34
  • 43
  • Kennedy Mweene
  • Bonginkosi Ntuli
  • Themba Zwane
  • Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  • Anthony Laffor
  • Bongani Zungu
  • Kuda Mahachi

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