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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

September 2017
Aces exit Nedbank Cup
Aces defeated by Swallows
2017/18 league kickoff
Aces awaiting league kickoff
July 2017
Congrats to Lebo Manyama
April 2017
Aces decimate Valencia
March 2017
Last game of season
All square vs Maccabi
Its all about winning!
Baberwa defeat Aces
Honours even Vs Swallows
AmaZayoni vs AmaSwaiSwai
Honours even VS JDR
Aces face acid test against JDR Stars
February 2017
4-goal hero Mbiyozo drills Ama BEE
Aces aim for 9 unbeaten games
All square vs Orange Vaal
Aces aim to keep unbeaten run intact
Aces hammer Vaal
Featured Player: Mphophotwane Mothogwane
Aces searching for a third straight win
Alex Aces humble Dondol Stars
In the Media
Featured Player: Tsietsi Mahoa
Aces seeking the double over Stars
January 2017
Gomora Community Initiatives Program
Great 2-1 win against All Stars
Aces host African All Stars
All square vs Lerumo FC
Aces targeting 3-points
It's derby time!
Aces back to winning ways
Aces all set for GaRankuwa
2nd round starts on Saturday
December 2016
Aces back to winning ways
All CAF nominees
Disappointing Aces
Aces WANT 3-points from Maccabi
Featured Player: Esau Mtsweni
Bon Voyage Dennis Masina
November 2016
Aces 'Triple Threat'
Old Rivalry Renewed!
Aces in another crucual clash
JDR 3-1 Aces
Featured Player: Alessandro Venditti
Aces gunning for Stars!
BREAKING NEWS:
Featured player: Washington Arubi
Another crucial top of table clash awaits Aces
All square vs Orange Vaal