TS Galaxy suffered their second defeat this season after going down 1 – 0 to Ajax Cape Town in a National First Division clash at Kameelrivier Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Galaxy came into this match hoping to continue where they had left off in their 2 – 0 win over Witbank Spurs last week, however it wasn’t to be against Ajax who were looking to bounce back from a 1 – 0 loss to Richards Bay in their previous league outing.
The opening half of the match was a quite affair, with scoring chances few and far in between.
Having offered relatively little in attack for the better part of the first half, Galaxy produced the most promising chance in the 42nd minute. Sakhele Nhlabathi could have put the hosts in the lead if it wasn’t for Ajax defender Issac Nhlapo who brilliantly blocked his attempt from close range.
While the first half was a rather tame affair, the hosts played with more intent in the second half.
Early in the second half Cebo Masina had a chance to put Galaxy in the lead when he burst into the box and unleashed a shot which sailed over the crossbar.
Following several attempts to break down Galaxy’s defense Ajax eventually broke the deadlock through a deflected strike inside the box from Grant Margeman in the 66th minute.
After conceding The Rockets played with more urgency, retaliating with a string of attacks in search of an equaliser, however none of them posed a threat to the solid defense of the visitors.
Following their second defeat this season The Rockets dropped a single spot to 13th on the standings, while the Urban Warriors climbed to the 3rd spot.
With the FIFA break in full swing Galaxy will return to action with a clash against Royal Eagles at Chatsworth Stadium on Saturday 20 October.