Hunt: Stars outplayed us

2014-03-16 14:37
Gavin Hunt (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Wits coach Gavin Hunt has praised Free State Stars for their performance in their 3-1 victory over his charges at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday evening.

Richard Henyekane scored a hat-trick as Stars ran riot over the Students, while Luyolo Nomandela terrorised the hosts throughout.

The Clever Boys coach admitted that Stars were simply at the top of their game and outplayed them all-round.

"We were second all over the pitch tonight," Hunt said after the game.

"All credit to them. I mean they won every tackle, ball and anything that went into the box they cleared. They outfought us and had three chances then they scored."

Hunt, however, said he did warn the players of the danger of playing a team facing relegation.

"This is what happens when you play these types of teams and I told the players that this was going to be our hardest game of the season. And it was indeed a difficult one and this was our worst performance," said the Wits boss.

Before the match, Stars were 15th on the log table and the victory elevated them to 13th position.

Coach Kinnah Phiri believes the win was a turning point for the Free State outfit, as they try to fight relegation.

"Slowly we are creeping through. I am sure this win has boosted the confidence of the players," Phiri said.

"When we go back to the drawing board, we will try and rectify here and there. I am sure things will come right."

Stars leapfrogged Polokwane City, who succumbed to a 1-0 loss to title hopefuls Mamelodi Sundowns.

The loss dented Wits' title dreams as they now find themselves nine points adrift of Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

Read more on:    wits  |  free state stars  |  psl  |  gavin hunt  |  soccer

Cheap tag angers Mashaba

8 minutes ago


Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

13 September 2014
Kaizer Chiefs v University of Pretoria, FNB Stadium 15:00
Maritzburg United v Black Aces, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Platinum Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Polokwane City v AmaZulu, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Free State Stars, Athlone Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Wits, Orlando Stadium 20:15
14 September 2014
Moroka Swallows v Chippa United, Dobsonville Stadium 15:00
Bloemfontein Celtic v Mamelodi Sundowns, Free State Stadium 15:00
26 September 2014
Wits v AmaZulu, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their Absa Premiership title in the 2014/15 season?

Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

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