SuperSport, Ajax share the spoils

2014-12-08 00:00

AJAX Cape Town and SuperSport United had to settle for a point each as their Absa Premiership match in Cape Town yesterday ended goalless after 90 minutes.

The game was played in very hot conditions at the Athlone Stadium so the water breaks in each half were welcomed by the players.

It look a long time though for the players to properly warm up in what was a disappointing opening half, and the first genuine scoring chances only began to emerge after half time.

Early on in the game Ajax midfielder Bantu Mzwakali hit a first-time shot at goal from outside the box, but it took a deflection and the ball slowed down and Ronwen Williams was able to quell the danger.

Three minutes later Tashriq Morris did some good work on the left flank and cut inside, but he was off balance as he shot at goal and got it horribly wrong.

A minute after that SuperSport broke out well and Bradley Grobler ended the move with a shot across goal, but it lacked power and direction.

Then Clayton Daniels turned a header towards goal from a set-piece, but the ball was always going wide of the far post.

A few minutes before the half-time break, Dino Ndlovu attempted to score with a long-range strike at goal, which was very well struck but just off target.

In the 48th minute, Ronwen Williams did very well to save and deny Bantu Mzwakali from scoring with a powerful free kick as the second half began to produce better scoring chances.

David Mathebula came so close in the 90th minute when his fantastic low-driven shot struck the upright and Ajax’s defence scrambled the ball to safety.

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