Grassy Park United sends Ajax packing

2015-12-15 06:00

Grassy Park United have registered their fifth victory of the season after beating Ajax Cape Town 2-0 in a Safa Western Cape Regional ABC Motsepe League encounter at the Ikamva sports complex in Parow on Saturday.

The win, much to the delight of their coach, Theo Hempe, has seen the team experience a change in fortune after a string of drawn results in recent weeks.

The former Milano United mentor witnessed his industrious players deservedly dethrone Ajax Cape Town in their own backyard.

Nevertheless, the second division club occupy fifth place on the table at present, garnering 19 points from 10 assignments, which consist of five victories, four draws and just one defeat.

Grassy Park United’s goalkeeper, Cheslyn Ravens, who has conceded just eight goals to date, kept another clean sheet on the back of a brilliant performance between the sticks. He made some breathtaking saves from the Ajax team.

After an uneventful first stanza, it was the visitors from Grassy Park who drew first blood in the 51st minute when Abdul Jacobs scored from a free kick.

United then doubled their lead in the 66th minute following a Waseem George goal that completely buried the opposition, rendering them to their fifth defeat in 10 outings.

Meanwhile, the defending league champions, Glendene United, once again took over the lead in the standings following their 5-2 victory against Crystal Palace at the Hartleyvale Stadium.

Bradley August’s Glendene United now boast 24 points from 11 games and have a one-point lead over second placed Steenberg United, who have played one game less.

Results: Glendene United 5, Crystal Palace 2; Zizwe United 1, Mitchell’s Plain United 0; Barcelona 3, Hellenic 1; Atlantic Nacional 2, RC Athletico 2; Grassy Park United 2, Ajax Cape Town 0; The Magic 2, Black Cats 0; Milano United 1, Ikapa Sporting 1; Steenberg United 2, Ramblers 0.

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