Absa Premiership

Wits outsmart Dube Birds

2015-02-17 21:59
Kees Kwakman (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Moroka Swallows suffered their third defeat in 2015 when they lost 2-0 to Wits in an Absa Premiership match at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday night.

Two goals in each half by defender Kees Kwakman ensured the Clever Boys walked away with the maximum points to go second on the Absa premiership log standings.

The Birds, on the other hand, are rooted in the 14th spot with 19 points.

The hosts started better between the two sides and they dominated the proceedings as debutant, Sipho Moeti unleashed a shot in the 10th minute, however, he failed to trouble Moeneeb Josephs.

The Dube Birds enjoyed good passes in the middle of the park, but Gavin Hunts’ men didn’t allow them to penetrate and find their way to the box as they lacked a direct attacking player.

However, in what was seen as a move against the run of play, the Braamfontein side took the lead in the 24th minute when defender Kees Kwakman slotted the ball into Greg Etafia’s goal from Sameehg Doutie’s corner, 1-0.

With one minute left to go to the interval the hosts missed an opportunity to equalise when Felix Obada took a shot after good interplay between Lefa Tsutsulupa and Lantshene Phalane, but his effort was blocked by Onismor Bhasera.

Chabangu followed with another attempt a few seconds later, but it went straight to Josephs and the Students went to the break leading by 1-0.

With five minutes into the second-half Wits nearly doubled the lead when Swallows failed to deal with a cross, but Rudi Isaacs conceded a corner.

Following Doutie’s set-piece from the left and a flick on by Papy Faty in the box which gave the oncoming Kwakman a chance to finish with a volley from the far post making it 2-0.

Madida threw in Siyabonga Nomvethe together with Luyolo Nomandela and their combination gave Buhle Mkhwanazi and Siyabonga Nhlapo problems, nevertheless, Josephs produced a great save to deny Bhele in the 68th minute.

The Dobsonville side showed enterprise and pushed forward in search of an opener, but defender Larry Cohen’s header went wide off the post from Phalane’s free-kick.

Madida tried to motivate his charges and introduced his substitutions, however, it wasn’t meant to be as Wits walked away with the three points giving Swallows their third loss in succession.

Scorers:

Moroka Swallows: 0
Wits: (1) 2 (Kwakman 24’, 51’)

Teams:

Moroka Swallows: Etafia; Baloyi, Cohen, Isaacs Lekgothoane, Esterhuizen, Tsutsulupa (Nomandela 59’), Phalane; Chabangu (Nomvethe 63’), Obada, Moeti (Mungomeni (52’)

Wits: Josephs, Kwakman, Shongwe (Sheppard 84’), Vilakazi, Doutie, Mkhwanazi, Faty (Zuke 57’), Nhlapo, Bhasera, Ntshangase, Fikru (Ngcobo 72’)

Read more on:    wits  |  moroka swallows  |  psl  |  johannesburg  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 29 March 2019
Orlando Pirates v Black Leopards, Orlando Stadium 20:00
Friday, 05 April 2019
Maritzburg United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 06 April 2019
Wits v Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Stadium 15:00
Highlands Park v Free State Stars, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Cape Town City, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Baroka FC, FNB Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Chippa United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.