Absa Premiership

Wits, SuperSport in stalemate

2013-04-02 21:40
Wits v SuperSport United (Backpage)

Johannesburg - Not even a spectacular second-half downpour of rain could usher in any goals as Wits and SuperSport United played to a goalless draw, in their Premiership match at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday.

Wits had the better chances throughout, but were not clinical with the few opportunities they did create. Matsatsantsa found their feet in the second period as they went in search of just their second away win of the season, but could not find the breakthrough.

It was frustrating 14th draw of the season for Gavin Hunt's men and they rose to 32 points, with Wits just ahead on 33 points.

The Clever Boys started the brighter of the two sides and kept the ball in the final third of the pitch. They were, however, unable to find the final touch in front of goal.

In the 10th minute, Sipho Mngomezulu put in a cross for Asive Langwe, but his acrobatic attempt at controlling the ball meant he could not get the shot away.

Wits spurned a chance from close range in the 21st minute when Bryce Moon got the ball in for Pay Faty. Faty, though, could not find the target.

In the 34th minute, Wits again pressed the visitors and found space in the box. Sibusiso Vilakazi rose above the SuperSport defence, but his header from close range was well wide.

Just before the break, a pass from from Faty found Moon on the edge of the area, but again the shot was misdirected for the home side.

Four minutes after the break, Matsatsantsa were awarded a free kick in a dangerous position 25m out. Kermit Erasmus tapped the ball forward for Edwin Gyimah, but Wits were able to close down the attack and clear the ball.

Two minutes after the hour mark, Siboniso Gumede went for goal for Wits from 30m out, but sliced the shot as Williams was not troubled.

In the 67th minute a cross from Sameehg Doutie caused problems for the Wits defence as Thapelo Mabokgwane in goal was not able to gather. A defender came to the rescue and cleared the ball from close to the line to avert the danger amid pouring rain.

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