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Arrows 2-0 Ajax Cape Town

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Mngqithi: Needed the three points

Mngqithi: Needed the three points

Ajax Cape Town's poor run of form this season continued as they went down 2-0 to Golden Arrows at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday.

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The result leaves the Urban Warriors in 13th spot, just three points above bottom side AmaZulu, while Absafana Bes'thende ended the weekend in 11th.

The game was a more even affair than the score-line suggested with the Urban Warriors in the match right up until the closing moments.

The Cape side certainly had the better of the first half exchanges, but failed to convert their chances into goals.

The first opportunity fell to Khama Billiat as early as the second minute, but from the edge of the area he sent his right-footed shot across the face of goal and just wide of the far upright.

Ajax also had the next chance on goal when Toriq Losper picked out Bradley Grobler in the 18th minute with a pin-point cross.

Grobler connected well with his header, but Arrows keeper Pavels Steinbors made a fantastic reflex save.

Arrows took the lead 10 minutes before the break when Mzuvukile Tom put in a great cross from the left flank which picked out an on-coming Ntlantla Zothwane, the Arrows midfielder taking his header well, although Ajax's man-marking should be questioned.

The second half again saw the visiting team with more than enough opportunities to get back into the game, but were once again let down by poor finishing.

There were early second stanza chances for the men from the Cape but Losper had his effort tipped round the post by Steinbors while Koen van de Laak curled an effort wide.

It was also proving not to be Grobler's day as he wasted a another chance in the 66th minute - unable to get the correct angle on his near post shot.

As the game entered the final 20 minutes, it was the home side who began to create chances on goal as Zothwane volleyed over the bar while Bongi Ntuli

steered the ball wide after being set up by Jabulani Nene.

Dillon Sheppard was then unfortunate to see his shot come back off the woodwork as the KZN side continued to push for another goal.

Indeed, Arrows' left their second goal late as Ntuli did well turn his defender deep in injury time before firing in a powerful effort past Sean Roberts at the near post.

Posted: 16/12/12 15:49

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