Ajax Cape Town beat Aces Academy 4-0 in their second game of the Metropolitan Premier Cup in Belhar on Friday 06 April.
The Urban Warriors suffered an early set-back when they lost the services of Bantu Mzwakali, his replacement Charles Basson went on to play a starring role in the Ajax win.
Ajax opened the scoring as early as the second minute of the game when Tasreeq Morris broke clear of his marker and slotted the ball past the Aces keeper.
Aces were pinned back in their own half for long periods of the first half as Ajax searched for another goal; they had three clear chances but could not hit the back of the net.
On one occasion three Ajax players attacked a cross into the box but somehow they got in each other’s way with the goal at their mercy as the ball sped across the goal area.
In the second half the Urban Warriors were more composed and they took the game to Aces. The visitors played on the counter attack however Kyle Peters was alert and he made a few good saves to deny the Aces strikers.
Zaakir Williams and Tasreeq Morris came closest to scoring for Ajax with a shot over the bar and a goal-line clearance thwarting their efforts respectively.
Taahir Ganga replaced Williams and made an immediate impact forcing a desperate save off the Aces keeper, then he latched onto a Michael Kwong corner to head home giving Ajax a 2-0 lead.
The goal took the wind out of Aces sails and six minutes later Charlton Basson scored with a header to make it three nil.
Michael Kwong turned from provider to goal-scorer when he hit a long range shot into the bottom corner of the Aces net (4-0) to secure Ajax Cape Town’s position at the top of the Group H standings.
Remaining fixtures are;
1. Ajax Cape Town vs Ariel Spurs, Sat 07 Apr, k/o@ 12h45
2. Winner of Group H v Second of Group E, Sat 07 Apr, k/o @ 20h00
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