PSL

Wits' poor run continues

2012-03-28 22:25
Matthew Rusike (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Wits crashed to a 1-0 loss at the hands of bottom of the log Jomo Cosmos in their Premiership match at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday.

The winner came for Cosmos on the hour mark from Matthew Rusike, and the solitary strike was enough to condemn the home side to seven matches in a row without a win in the league.

Neither side dominated for sustained periods in the encounter, and Cosmos were more clinical in front of goal, and was the difference between the two teams.

The first half presented few clear-cut chances for either team, with Wits starting stronger.

In the 4th minute Stanton Fredericks came close for Wits.

He edged ahead of the Cosmos defence but his shot from a tight angle just missed the target.

Initially Bongolethu Jayiya was proving difficult to handle with some probing runs down the right.

After 20 minutes, Wits began to control the game as they bullied Cosmos off the ball, but were still guilty of not creating any clear-cut chances in front of goal.

Against the run of play, Cosmos were awarded an indirect free-kick in the box in the 23rd minute, after a Wits player fouled Rusike.

The resultant shot, however, was fired straight into the wall.

The best chance of the half fell to Wits forward Asive Langwe.

His shot from the edge of the area in the 37th minute was on target and required a full length diving save from Avril Phali in the Cosmos goal.

Six minutes after the break, Langwe made a run down the left, and after some showboating launched his wayward shot closer to the corner flag than goal.

There was a horror collision in the 55th minute between Wits defender, Enrico Adolph and Cosmos left back Ofosu Appiah.

Both men were left sprawled on the pitch, but Adolph soon made it to his feet while Appiah had to be stretchered off barely conscious.

Five minutes later, Cosmos launched a quick attack which saw the opening goal of the match.

A bustling run by Mark Haskins down the right, followed by the Wits last line of defence, left Rusike in the perfect position with the ensuing cross as he made it 1-0 to the visitors.

With the loss Wits remain in 10th position on the log, while Cosmos stay bottom but will pleased with what could be a crucial three points away from home.

Read more on:    jomo cosmos  |  wits  |  psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Balotelli won't disrupt Reds

2014-08-22 20:53

 

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
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
26 August 2014
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Moroka Swallows v Polokwane City, Dobsonville Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v Chippa United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
27 August 2014
Mamelodi Sundowns v Orlando Pirates, Loftus Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic, Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Black Aces, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
University of Pretoria v Free State Stars, Tuks Stadium 19:30
29 August 2014
Wits v Moroka Swallows, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Ajax Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

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

 
 
Men
Women
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.