A penalty in the 26th minute secured a win against Ajax Cape Town at the Princess Magogo Stadium this afternoon.
In a must win situation for both sides, the players stepped up to the plate and fought hard to ensure 3 points at home.
The first half saw both sides fighting to try dominate the game . This created a well fought battle on the field with the teams trying to execute their game plans,
Ajax looked at using a brisk wind to their advantage in the first half and played long balls but were unable to get behind the defence as they wanted to.
Lamola was close to scoring in the 16th minute after a well executed cross from Venter. But the resulting attempt was tipped away by Petersen.
The pressure from us paid off in the 26th minute when Lamola was fouled in the box and we were awarded a penalty. Mzava made no mistake and gave us a lead going into the break.
The visitors seemed on the back foot after this and needed to consolidate at the break.
They came back strong in the first 10 minutes of the second half, using Zwane on the wing to try and break the defence and create scoring chances.
We held them well and created a number of chances for ourselves, But were not able to increase the lead. Ajax then opened up their attack in the 65th minute looking for an equaliser.
We managed to hold them off though and at the end secured the win and the welcomed 3 points.
We travel to Polokwane next where we meet Polokwane City on the 4th of March at 15h30.