Absa Premiership

Gavin still hunting for success

2014-12-11 13:10
Gavin Hunt (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt said he was absolutely delighted by what transpired during the Premiership fixture against Ajax Cape Town.

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Wits handed a highly competent Ajax squad a 4-2 drubbing in front of their home fans, which is a clear indication, if ever one was needed, that his concerns about the team’s attacking prowess are being adequately addressed.

"We scored some good goals, played some good stuff," Hunt said after the fixture.

The big news on the evening was that Wits moved to the second position in the league standings, after Mamelodi Sundowns came unstuck against Orlando Pirates in Soweto.

Hunt indicated that he was quietly confident about the team’s prospects this season, especially after some of his tactical changes yielded positive results this week.

"We tried to do what teams do to us at home. Everybody sits off us, so we thought, well we'll sit off and we'll try and place in the space a bit more," said Hunt.

"We tried to create a bit more space because we haven't created enough when we play at home.

"I went the other way tonight, we dropped off and gave them 10 or 15 metres and played differently. I thought it was much better.

"We let them have the ball. At home we've been struggling because we've been going in and playing on the front foot. Even Chiefs last week, they hurt us three times from three counters, so we dropped off a couple of metres tonight to try and play a different way."

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