Absa Premiership

Cape Town City win Mother City derby

2016-09-23 22:18
Bongolethu Jayiya (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City emerged 1-0 winners over Ajax Cape Town in an absorbing derby at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.

The Urban Warriors had some half-chances in the first half, but for the most part it belonged to City, who looked far more of a threat with their pace in attack.

Eric Tinkler's side were on top for the opening 30 minutes of the second stanza and although Ajax finished strongly, they couldn't find an equaliser.

The opening 15 minutes of the game was open and entertaining and saw both teams with half-chances on goal, although neither keeper had any saves to make.

City, though, were showing pace and purpose in attack, and they took the lead after 20 minutes when Bhongolwethu Jayiya snuck in at the back post to tap in from close range.

City continued to look dangerous when on the attack, their pace down the flanks giving the Ajax defence ongoing problems. One such attack, on 24 minutes, nearly ended in another goal, but Judas Moseamedi's powerful drive fizzed just over the bar.

The first half ended in a flurry as Aubrey Ngoma flew down the left wing, but he was just not able to get enough power in his shot, while at the other end Nathan Paulse could have leveled the score but misfired with his effort from six yards out.

The newly-formed club continued to enjoy the upper-hand after the break as Moseamedi had a shot saved before the ever-dangerous Ngoma saw his header come back off the bar on the hour mark.

Ajax, meanwhile, were struggling to create chances from open play, but did have two good opportunities from set-pieces as the match moved into the final 10 minutes. But Paulse and then Eric Chipeta both sent their headers wide of the mark as Roger De Sa and his men went home empty handed.

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