Absa Premiership

Ajax return to winning ways

2016-02-07 17:41
Prince Nxumalo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town returned to winning ways to move up to eighth in the Absa Premiership standings with a 3-1 win over SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday. 

Tashreeq Morris, Toriq Losper and Prince Nxumalo found the back of the net for the Urban Warriors with Kingston Nkhatha scoring for the home side. 

Stuart Baxter has shaken things up come set-piece time and his methods almost reaped success on 19 minutes, Nkhatha firing over from the edge of the area. 

Ajax  themselves had a trick up their sleeve from dead ball situation and opened the scoring three minutes later from a corner-kick, Morris heading home in what was his first start of the season following a lengthy injury lay-off. 

SuperSport ended the half on the front foot and after Dove Wome and Jeremy Brockie forced Anssi Jaakkola into successive saves, Nkhatha rattled home the equaliser in great style. 

The Zimbabwe striker, rejuvenated by the arrival of Stuart Baxter, hit a powerful volley attempt past the Ajax stopper from a tight angle on the stroke of half-time. 

Losper restored the visitors’ lead 10 minutes into the second stanza, the hard-working forward squeezing his low shot past Ronwen Williams at his near post. 

Nxumalo increased the Urban Warriors’ advantage in the 74th minute, the former Matsatsantsa striker beat the offside trap, running onto a precise through ball by Travis Graham before guiding the ball into the back of the net. 

SuperSport pressed desperately for some consolation, but couldn't find a way past Jaakkola in the second 45 as the Tshwane side slip to 12th on the log standings. 

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