Absa Premiership

Tactical change secured Wits win

2015-09-14 13:19
Gavin Hunt and Jabulani Shongwe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt revealed that a change in tactical approach at the interval ensured the 1-0 win over University of Pretoria on Sunday.

A second-half strike from Jabulani Shongwe clinched the victory at the Tuks Stadium in the university derby.

The tightly contested encounter had few chances, with both teams renowned for their defensive inclination.

"Tuks sat at the back it was very difficult to get in and that forced us to make changes. They are a tough side to play against," Hunt observed after the match.

"At half-time we changed things, we tried to play with two number 10s. We got Jabulani into play more, but in the second half we could not get hold of the ball."

AmaTuks coach Sammy Troughton, meanwhile, felt his side was unlucky to suffer defeat after producing a hard-working performance.

"First half was pretty even, I thought we had the better chances. Nkoana had a good chance but his technique just wasn't there. They had one chance early in the second half which they scored and the ball just didn't fall for us. I can't fault the effort of my players."

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