Johannesburg - Gavin Hunt admits Wits’ lack of goals is
cause for concern and says the Clever Boys will need to address the problem
quickly if they are to challenge for trophies this season.
Second half goals from Siyabonga Sangweni and Thabo Matlaba
guided Orlando Pirates to a 2-0 win in the pair’s MTN8 first-leg semifinal at
Bidvest Stadium on Sunday, putting the Soweto outfit firmly in control before
the return leg at Orlando Stadium next weekend.
“We’ll have a go next week. Obviously right now we’re right
out, so we have to try and win there. But we’ve only scored one goal now in
four or five games and that’s certainly a problem for us,” Hunt said
“I think we could have played here until tomorrow and not
scored. The ball just wasn't bouncing for us. But you just have to pick up the
pieces and go again.”
Wits have scored just twice in four competitive games early
in the new season and will have a mountain to climb getting back into the top
eight clash at Orlando Stadium next weekend.
A goalless draw, followed by a 4-3 win on penalties, was
enough to book the Students’ place in the last four of the cup reserved
exclusively for teams finishing in the top eight of the league the previous
That result, was followed a by a scrappy 1-0 win over
SuperSport United and a 1-1 draw with the University of Pretoria, both in the
“Disappointed with the result, obviously, but it’s one of
those things and we will try and good again on Saturday (in the second leg),”
“We were good through the 90 minutes, I don't think there
were any problems but it's unfortunate. I thought we pressed in the first half,
pressed in the second half, we pressed everything. It didn't fall for us and that’s
With a midweek league encounter with Maritzburg United lying
in wait on Wednesday at 19:30, Hunt says his team will have to put Sunday’s
result out of their minds and focus on the next assignment, before travelling
to Soweto next weekend.
“We’ll worry about Wednesday first, Wednesday is more
important now and we’ll try and pick up the pieces and try and go again,” he