Absa Premiership

Lakay leads Ajax to victory

2018-02-28 22:28
Fagrie Lakay (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town recorded a massive three points to move out of the relegation zone with an impressive 2-0 victory over SuperSport United at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night.

Ajax were well on top in the first half, with a number of efforts as a result of some lively play from the speedy Fagrie Lakay, his attacking partner Yannick Zakri, and Toriq Losper in midfield.

SuperSport goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was called in to action after just three minutes from a shot from Zakri, having been set up by Lakay as Azubuike Egwuekwe headed wide from a corner for the visitors.

Losper was set from down the left-hand side and smashed the ball goalward, but saw his effort come back off a post, as Siyanda Zwane stole in to connect to another good Lakay pass, although he was unable to get any real power to the shot.

Zakri then really should have scored with a 33rd minute header that he placed wide of the target, from a superb ball into the box from Mosa Lebusa.

Evans Rusike, meanwhile, failed to test Brandon Petersen with a long-range effort as a frantic first-half drew to a close, but not before Lebusa deied Grant Kekana from point-blank range following some pinball in the area.

Lakay was full of running at the start of the second half and soon had Ajax in the lead as he picked up a ball from Losper, who had broken forward, and rifled in under Williams from the edge of the box.

Losper volleyed wide moments later after Lakay had left his marker for dead ahead of another good chance as Booysen got up well from a 55th minute corner but couldn't steer his header on target.

Petersen then saved from a Mnyamane free-kick on the hour mark, and while Williams kept out Malepe with 77 minutes played with a confident stop, he then dropped a deflected cross from the left from Rodrick Kabwe, allowing Booysen to sneak and slot home from close range

Second half substitute Tendai Ndoro forced a good save from Williams as Ajax threatened to run away with this tie, but settled for the two goals in a fully-deserved win for the home team.

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