Johannesburg - Goals
from Alje Schut and Teko Modise helped Mamelodi Sundowns to a 2-1 win over Ajax
Cape Town in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on
Morris had equalised for the Urban Warriors in the second-half, but Modise
popped up with six minutes remaining to secure all three points for the hosts.
win moves ‘Downs back into second spot in the league standings, 15 points
behind league leaders Kaizer Chiefs, while the Urban Warriors’ failure to win
for the sixth game in succession sees them fall 22 points adrift of the
Petersen was forced into an early save, with the Ajax gloves-man doing well to
keep out Anthony Laffor’s powerful effort from range in the seventh minute.
teams were dealt a massive blow in the 16th minute as both Petersen and Laffor
were forced off following a nasty collision in the Urban Warriors penalty box.
hosts opened their account on the evening in the 25th minute. Teko
free-kick was brilliantly met by Schut, who headed past substitute keeper Anssi
continued to boss the game, with Cuthbert Malajila and Lindokuhle Mbatha guilty
of squandering golden opportunities to double the champions’ lead before the
failed to register a single shot on target in the first-half, Ajax looked a
different unit after the break and levelled matters through Morris in the 54th
attempted clearance fell at Morris feet, the Urban Warriors midfielder making
no mistake to net his fourth goal of the campaign.
teams pressed forward in search of the winner in what a frantic finish to the
encounter with Modise ultimately claiming the spoils for Pitso Mosimane’s men
in the 84th minute.
former Orlando Pirates midfielder nodding Kuda Mahachi’s cross past Jaakkola
from close range, 2-1. Teams:
Mweene; Langerman, Nthethe, Schut, Mphahlele, Zungu, Modise, Mbatha
(Kekana 52’), Laffor (Mahachi 19’), Billiat (Booysen 85’), Malajila
Petersen (Jaakkola 21’); Lolo, Allie, Coetzee, Ncube, Graham (Nkoana
86’), Morris, Scott, Mzwakali, Cale, Ngalande (Paulse 81’)