AJAX Cape Town moved comfortably through to the Nedbank Cup last-16 stage when they beat Vodacom Promotional League side Wings United 5-0 at the Boland Rugby Stadium in Wellington yesterday.
The Urban Warriors never had to work up a sweat and should really have won by a larger margin.
Wings were spirited, but it was an unfair contest at the end of the day and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Petim did not have a single save to make.
Nathan Paulse was particularly wasteful, sending an early header against the bar and then failing to find the target right in front of goal after a great cross from Thulani Serero.
Stanton Lewis also missed a couple of good chances, also striking the crossbar in the 18th minute after a square pass from Sameehg Doutie.
It was backs to the wall stuff from the Uppington team, who defended like their lives depended on it in the face of relentless pressure from Ajax.
But Wings' resistance finally crumbled in the 40th minute when Serero sent Doutie free down the right wing, the latter showing good composure to beat Wings keeper Vuyisani Mangaliso.
Two minutes later the Urban Warriors doubled their lead when Dipsy Selolwane converted from the spot after he had been fouled by central defender Lincoln George. The home side made it 3-0 just seven minutes after the break when Lewis netted his first goal of the game after rounding goalkeeper Mangaliso.
Wings were able to keep Ajax at bay for a while as they battled valiantly in midfield. But something had to give as the Cape side continued to dominate their amateur opponents, and in the 71st minute Lewis's presence in the box proved too much for Wings as he fended off several challenges before finishing with a low shot.
With a minute of regulation time left Doutie netted his brace with a header from point blank range. - Sapa