PSL

Barker earns first Wits win

2013-02-12 21:55
Clive Barker (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - A goal each from Erwin Isaacs and Ryan Chapman in the second half handed Clive Barker his first win as Wits coach in his first game in charge as the Clever Boys beat Black Leopards 2-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.
 
The first half saw the visiting side in firm control of the match, but for all their pressing a stubborn Leopards’ defence managed to keep them at bay, but only barely.
 
Wits set out their stall in attack from the first whistle, but some miss-placed passing in the final third saw them really unable to create any clear-cut chances on goal.
 
Nonetheless, the Clever Boys continued to remain threatening and had their first shot on goal in the ninth minute.
 
Erwin Isaacs let rip with a 25-yard free-kick, but he saw his thunderbolt skim the wrong side of the left-hand post.
 
Seven minutes later and Wits were threatening again, this time from a corner kick that resulted in Mzikayise Mashaba letting fly from just outside the box, but his effort sailed inches wide of the right-hand post.
 
In the 22nd minute Leopards suffered a set-back as Rodney Ramagalela had to leave the field injured and was replaced by David Zulu.
 
The change did not disrupt the Wits pressure as they continued to press forward, but were unable to find the opening goal.
 
For Leopards, they were hardly in the game in the first 45, but that was largely due to a solid defensive performance from the visiting side.
 
The second 45 saw Leopards seeing a bit more of the ball and they had a couple of long range shots early in the half that really failed to trouble the Wits goal.
 
The momentum of the game, however, soon took the same pattern of the first as the Clever Boys began to control matters and confirmed their dominance with the opening goal in the 56th minute.
 
Some swift passing in and around the Leopards box resulted in Isaacs finding space inside the 18-yard box and he produced a well-placed finish into the bottom corner of the goal to give Wits the lead, 1-0.
 
The result was then put beyond doubt four minutes from time when Ryan Chapman latched onto the ball and scored from close range, 2-0, to hand Barker his first win as Wits coach in his first game in charge.

Scores:
 
Black Leopards (0) 0
Bidvest Wits (1) 2 (Isaacs 56’, Chapman 86’)
 
Teams:
 
Leopards: Maphaha; Nkambule, Xakane, Nyirenda, Khoza, Gumede (Amidu 57’), Mabunda, Bobe, Madimba (Maake 77’), Ramagalela (Zulu 22’), Dzaga
 
Wits: Harrison; Pule, Gumede, Moon (Chapman 70’), Nengomasha, Vilakazi, Isaacs, Seedat, Mashaba (Pattison 79’), Sibande, Kadi (Faty 86’)

Read more on:    wits  |  black leopards  |  psl  |  clive barker  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Fixtures
13 September 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Baroka FC, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Wits, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
14 September 2016
Kaizer Chiefs v Platinum Stars, FNB Stadium 19:30
Free State Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Goble Park Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Cape Town City, Prince Magogo Stadium 19:30
20 September 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Wits, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Cape Town City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.