Wits, Aces share spoils

2013-11-22 22:50
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Johannesburg - Despite a dominant display by Wits, it had to share the points with Black Aces after a goalless draw in their PSL clash at Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday night.

Wits made good use of their home ground advantage early on, dominating the game from the outset, but they failed to capitalise on their chances.

Chances fell to Siyabonga Nhlapo, Matthew Pattison and Papy Faty, but none troubled Aces' goalkeeper Bafana Nhlapo, who watched as their shots went high and wide of the mark.

At the other end, Mabhuti Khenyeza tried a tester at Moeneeb Josephs, but the former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was untroubled, and Khenyeza's shot fizzled out.

Eddie Ngalo had the best chance of the half for Aces when his dangerous effort was saved by Josephs nine minutes from half-time.

The Clever Boys were left frustrated, having earned in excess of 10 corners, but despite Pattison's fine deliveries from the set-piece, Wits were unable to apply the finishing touches.

New Bafana Bafana international Sibusiso Vilakazi hit the target shortly before the hour mark, but Nhlapo once again thwarted the Wits playmaker, keeping the home side at bay.

Josephs was kept busy as the clock approached full-time. Aces' Onyekachi Okonkwo drilled an effort at the shot-stopper, before Okonkwo had a second attempt go wide, after the Nigerian midfielder rounded Josephs, but failed to put the ball into the net.

Aces looked to have saved the best for last, as they struck the crossbar, with Josephs well-beaten, but it was not enough to get the desired result, as the teams settled for a draw.

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