The Urban Warriors got out of the starting blocks flying as they mounted pressure on the Bucs defence high up, restricting Pirates to playing in their own half.
Nathan Paulse, Toriq Losper, Bantu Mzwakali showed some good combination play, while Thabo Mosadi delivered a number of great crosses into the box. Bucs goalkeeper, Brighton Mhlongo pulled off some fantastic saves to keep the score 0-0, although Ajax continued to create chances with some good attacking play.
Pirates were presented with a chance after a defensive mishap by the Urban Warriors, as Tendai Ndoro found himself in a good position to open the scoring. Just a few minutes later, Ndoro latched onto a defence-splitting pass by Oupa Manyisa, the striker made no mistake in slotting the ball for his second goal of the match.
The second half produced a very open encounter with both sides playing some good attacking football. The Urban Warriors eventually managed to get a grip on the game as Mosadi continued to get the better of Thabo Matlaba. The ever reliable Nathan Paulse was on hand to pull a goal back early in the second half, which urged his teammates on even more.
Mark Mayambela and Lebohang Mokoena were both introduced in the second half to make their Ajax Cape Town debuts. The duo injected even more life into the match as they raised the tempo in play with some swift short passing. Prince Nxumalo was introduced as well, which added to the attack force and got himself into some good positions.
Nxumalo got on the end of a few chances with his great movement, but Brighton Mhlongo came up with some more brilliant saves.