Absa Premiership

Vilakazi seals win for Wits

2013-11-06 21:59
Sibusiso Vilakazi (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Sibusiso Vilakazi has scored the only goal as Wits overcame University of Pretoria 1-0 in their PSL encounter at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday evening.

WRAP: PSL

Tuks were awarded free kick 40-yards out from the centre of goal in the second minute of the match.

A direct attempt at goal seemed far, but striker Geofrey Massa let rip a thunderous shot which initially caught Wits keeper Moeneeb Josephs off guard, but the former Orlando Pirates shot stopper pulled off a stupendous save.

Matthew Pattison should have given the Clever Boys the lead in the 20th minute as he was one-on-one with the keeper after Ryan Chapman had sent him through with a back-heel, but the former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder drilled a low shot into the arms of AmaTuks keeper Washington Arubi.

Both sides went into the break with the score at 0-0 after a first half that had few chances at goal, but fouls aplenty from either side.

The second started off on a costly not for the home side when Calvin Kadi was sent off after a 50-50 tackle with AmaTuks captain Buhle Mkhwanazi.

The Clever Boys gave the tense crowd some jubilation when they scored in the 63rd minute.

Their playmaker Vilakazi beat a couple of AmaTuks defenders as he cut in from the left side of the field and curled the ball into the top corner beyond the reach of an outstretched Arubi in the 63rd minute.

Wits held on for the vital three points, which was their second successive league win after they were 2-0 winners at Free State Stars two weeks ago.

The win for the Clever Boys sees them move up to second position on the Absa Premiership log, whilst AmaTuks are placed 12th on the standings.

Scorers:

Wits:
(0) 1 (Vilakazi 63’)
University of Pretoria: 0

Teams:

Wits:
Josephs, Gumede, Booth, Mngonyama, Bhasera, Pattison (Timm 57’), Nhlapo, Faty, Vilakazi (Bilankulu 89’), Chapman (Benjani 46’), Kadi

University of Pretoria: Arubi, Moussono-Moussono (Selolwane 65’), Mkhwanazi, Shoyisa, Kekana, Zwane, Ketjijere, Matsi (Phalane 71’), Lemessa, Nyondo, Massa (Mosadi 30’)

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