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Aces defeated by Swallows  


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Alex Black Aces opened their 2017/18 ABC Motsepe campaign with an unfortunate 2-nil loss to Swallows FC in Alex on Saturday afternoon.

Swallows FC, who acquired Orange Vaal Pro's scored via a 2nd half penalty and a last minute long range effort - and one sensed the struggling Birds sense of relief.

As in any league opening game, both teams took time to settle and there was a big battle to control the midfield and the Gold City Giants new coach Ashwin Sutton made his 1st tactical change in the 18th minute and introduced Dingaan Metsi for Ermano Barends.

Aces new keeper, Rito Hlabana kept Aces in the game with some good saves in the first half and the technical team would of gone into the break a little worried as they did not manage to test the Swallows keeper at all.

Swallows scored via a penalty in the 48th minute and Aces then introduced Collen Simba who was a live-wire and got Aces going upfront.

The last 20 minutes saw Swallows sitting back and they absorbed wave-after-wave of Aces attacks.

Mbiyozo and Simba had a few good chances and Aces racked up a string of corners, but could not bury them.

In the last minute of the game, an opportunistic long range effort screamed under Rito Hlabana but to be fair to the keeper, the ball took a wicked bounce off the bumpy Alex Stadium pitch.

RESULTS

Maccabi FC 1 - 0 Pretoria Callies
Alexandra Black Aces 0 - 2 Swallows FC
Vaal ProfessionalS 1 - 2 Alexandra United
JDR Stars 2 - 1 Garankuwa United
African All Stars 1 - 1 Leruma United
Thembisa Sports Centre 0 - 1 Dube Continental FC

M Tigers 1 - 2 Dondol Stars
Valencia 1 - 2 Baberwa

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