Most of the first 15 minutes saw the action in the midfield with both teams very defensively orientated. In an endeavour to crack the Dube Conti midfield, coach Ashwin Sutton brought on Dingaan Metsi for Milano Sampson in the 25’ and that did result in both teams employing more offensive movements with both keepers tested.
Dube Continental broke the deadlock in the 54th minute and the new kids on the block went up 1-nil.
Noordien Williams replaced Hendrick O'Neil immediately and 10 minutes later Mthokozisi Yende came on for Ermano Barends, as Aces chased the game.
Dube Continentals, who have now played three games and won 2 and drawn 1 and are a decent team that should create many problems for teams aspiring to win the Gauteng league.
For Aces, its back to the drawing board and they will have to be at their best when they face Baberwa FC in Alexandra next Saturday.
Alexandra Black Aces Team-sheet
R Hlabana, S Hlungwane, T Mahoa, K Hlatshwayo, E Adolph, L Dlangamandla, M Sampson (25’ Dingaan Metsi), H O'Neil (56’ Noordien Williams), E Barends (66’ Mthokozisi Yende), P Mngomezulu, T Mbiyozo.
P Khwele, T Madimba, D Peters, C Davids
FRIDAY 29 September ‘17
Alex United 2 – 0 African All Stars
SATURDAY 30 September ‘17
Swallows FC 0 - 0 JDR Stars FC
Dondol Stars 1 - 0 Leruma United
Garankuwa United 1 - 0 Thembisa Sport Centre
Maccabi FC 2 – 2 Valencia FC
Baberwa FC 0 – 0 M. Tigers
SUNDAY 1 October ‘17
Dube Continental 1 - 0 Alexandra Black Aces
Pretoria Callies 2 - 2 Vaal Professionals