Absa Premiership

Hunt bemoans Wits' Achilles heel

2016-01-18 07:43
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt admits that his side have struggled at home against teams happy to sit back and absorb the pressure.

The Clever Boys surrendered their spot at the top of the Absa Premiership standings when they went down 2-1 to Mpumalanga Black Aces on Friday night, despite having scored first.

Instead of building on an early first-half goal by Thulani Hlatshwayo, the Clever Boys allowed Aces to equalise in the first-half before Collins Mbesuma completed his brace late in the second stanza to secure maximum points for the visiting side to go top of the table.

"It's been a bit of an Achilles Heel for us in a lot of games at home where we don't score," said Hunt.

"Then they [the opposition] sit right off us and when we give the ball away in the final third then they look dangerous.

"They weren't tracking us, they were just basically hanging off the front player, and to fair they did well, but certainly first-half we could have been four or five [goals ahead]," he added.

Hunt was also displeased with the way in which the Students conceded the second goal.

"It was a real, real school boy error, the second goal, I mean, you can't be trying to hold lines when the [opposition] centre-half has got the ball," he explained.

 

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