Ajax Cape Town dropped two vital league points when thet were held to a 1-1 draw with Dynamos in their Castle Premiership match which was played at the Newlands Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Urban Warriors remain in third position on equal points with Kaizer Chiefs, but spurned a great chance to go ahead of their main title rivals.
The two teams clash at the Newlands Stadium in a weeks time and with tonight's result that game becomes even more of a must-win match for Gordon Igesund's team.
The home team took the lead in the 29th minute when Ashley Opperman struck the bar with a well struck shot and DRC international Tsholola Tshinyama was on hand to fire home from close range.
Adan Ndlovu came close to equalising in the 55th minute, but his attempted lob was well saved by Moeneeb Josephs.
In the 67th minute Nicholas Mkhabela threw a spanner into the works for Gordon Igesund's title hopes when he equalised with a cracking drive from 35-yards out.
Ajax threw everything into the final minutes as they went in search of a winner and substitute Graham King nearly became the hero of the day but his powerful shot smashed into the side-netting.
The ball appeared to settle in the back of the net and many Urban Warriors fans thought that their team had scored the winner, but it was not to be on what proved to be a frustrating night for the team in red and white.