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Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
3 minute read
8 Oct 2018
1:04 pm

NFD wrap: Ajax bag win in extreme conditions at TS Galaxy

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Ajax Cape Town’s assistant coach Dylan Deane was happy with the result after his team had to dig deep to beat TS Galaxy 1-0 away at Kameelsrivier Stadium in KwaNdebele on Sunday afternoon.

Muhsin Ertugral, former coach of Ajax Cape Town (Chris Ricco/BackpagePix)

Grant Margerman was the hero for the Urban Warriors as his goals ensured they pocket the full points.

“It was difficult in these conditions. It was extremely hot but we applied ourselves well. The players applied what we had practised the whole week. We deserved this win, we worked for it.

“It was an important three points. Our aim is to keep progressing. It will be a good rest for the players for the coming week,” he said.

Galaxy’s Dan Malesela was meanwhile left with a bitter taste in his mouth as he felt his attackers could have done better with the chances they created.

“It was one of those games where we needed to score the goal so we could play with some freedom. But the longer the game went… they sat back waiting for that one moment where they can score and that is exactly what happened,” said Malesela after the match.

Other results

Real Kings 2 (T. Kunene; S. Mkhize) Royal Eagles 1 (K. Mayo)
The Magic Boys finally found their wand and registered their first win of the season after seven matches. The win was just what Simo Dladla needed as rumours that his head was on the block had started circulating. Thobani Kunene and Sicelo Mkhize scored for the home side while Khanyisa Mayo got one back for Eagles but it was not enough to earn them anything from the game.

Witbank Spurs 1 (P. Mubayiwa) Stellenbosch 3 (J. Moroole x2; I. Reyners)
Siyavutha’s bad start to their campaign continued with a home defeat to Stellies who came with a better game plan and got rewarded for it. The home side must have felt things could change when Patrick Mubayiwa opened the scoring but it was not to be as Jarrod Moroole scored twice and Iqraam Rayners ensured the points are flown to Cape Town.

University Of Pretoria 1 (L. Gallardo) Tshakhuma 0
AmaTuks got back to winning ways as Lugiani Gallardo’s goal was enough to seal the deal and earn them the three points, and handing tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila their first defeat of the season at the same time.

Uthongathi 0 TS Sporting 1 (D. Chauke)
Decide Chauke continued his scoring run as his goal helped Abantu Bemthetho to their fourth win of the season and taking them to the top of the NFD standings with 14 points. The Cane Cutters had their top scorer Siyabonga Vilane sent off as they suffered a second consecutive defeat.

Mbombela United 2 (M. Zimu; S. Sangweni) Richards Bay 0
Tingwenyama made easy meat of the Natal Rich Boys as they beat them 2-0. Muzi Zimu and Siphesihle Sangweni were the heroes on the day for Milton Dlamini’s side as they were the scorers.

Jomo Cosmos 1 (S. Hlatshwayo) Cape Umoya United 0
Ezenkosi are now fifth and two points behind the leaders after yet another win at home against Roger De Sa’s team. Sicelokuhle Hlatshwayo was the man responsible for ensuring the home side keep all the points and the Spirited Ones go back home empty handed.

Maccabi 3 (C. Mbesuma; T. Mavundla; L. Mokoena) Ubuntu CT 0
After a difficult two games away where they came back with just one point, Maccabi were back at Dobsonville Stadium and goals from Collins Mbesuma, Themba Mavundla and Lebogang Mokoena ensured the three points stayed behind whey Ubuntu went back home.

TS Galaxy 0 Ajax CT 1 (G. Margerman)
Grant Magerman was the hero for the Urband Warriors in a match Galaxy will have themselves to blame for not getting something out of it.


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