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Ajax left frustrated, Sundowns cement lead

Mamelodi Sundowns notched up their 17th win of the season with a 3-1 win over Polokwane City.

Ajax Cape Town players celebrate Tashreeq Morris's goal against Platinum Stars in the PSL action on 13 April 2016, in Cape Town. Picture: Ajax Cape Town official Facebook page.

CAPE TOWN - Ajax coach Roger De Sa will feel his side lost out on two points after squandering their early first half lead against Platinum Stars at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

A header by winger Tashreeq Morris gave the hosts the lead as they got a lot of joy from wide areas, getting in behind the Stars defence regularly.

Stars did have their moments after the opener where they played their usual possession based game but failed to create any meaningful chances.

However, Ndumiso Mabena got their equaliser against the run of play via a wayward back pass from an Ajax defender.

Thereafter the Urban Warriors failed to convert a number of half chances in the final stages, with the match ending in a 1-1 all stalemate.

Stars remain in third place although they will have a point deducted for fielding an ineligible player last year, whilst Ajax are ninth as they seek a top eight finish.

In the evening's other matches, Mamelodi Sundowns notched up their 17th win of the season with a 3-1 win over Polokwane City who finished the match with 10 men.

Leanardo Castro grabbed a brace for Sundowns who remain in top spot with six matches left to play.

Polokwane City did get a goal back through Thobani Mncwango, but Keagan Dolly dashed any hopes of a comeback when he got the Brazilian's third goal to seal the victory.

The loss means Polokwane are still flirting with relegation in 13th spot on log three points clear of the relegation zone.

While over in Potchefstroom, Wits maintained the pressure on Sundowns and remain in second place after a Henrico Botes first half goal gave the Clever Boys a 10 win over Jomo Cosmos.

Wits are only 4 points behind the leaders as we head into the business end of the league season.

Despite Cosmos' valiant display they remain in the relegation zone four points above basement side Maritzburg United.

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