Cape Town - Bidvest Wits ended a run of four straight defeats to Cape
Town City when they beat the Citizens 2-1 in Saturday evening's Premiership
clash at Athlone Stadium.
It was a cagey first period with neither team offering much
threat in the final third although Lehlohonolo Majoro did opening the scoring
in added time before the break.
Craig Martin drew parity in the 61st minute before Majoro
sealed the points for Wits in the 74th minute.
It was a tight opening half with neither outfit taking too
many chances and the most notable occurrences were injuries to players for both
Striker Gabadinho Mhango was first forced off for Vincent
Pule for the visitors, before City also lost striker Matthew Rusike who was
replaced by Nana Akosah-Bempah.
With it being a tepid affair, a goal came virtually out of
nowhere as Majoro showed his predatory instincts to score in added time of the
first stanza from close range.
Nonetheless, Benni McCarthy's men showed characteristic
resolve and roared back into the contest in the 61st minute through speedster
Martin, who profited from Bradley Ralani's excellent assist to convert the
However, the Clever Boys appeared to be a team on a mission
and they got their reward in the 74th minute as Majoro completed his brace,
with Sifiso Hlanti and Vincent Pule playing a significant role in the build-up.
With City struggling for openings in the last quarter of the
game, the Students further solidified their advantage when coach Gavin Hunt
introduced new signing Cole Alexander to further shore things up in midfield.
The results sees Hunt's outfit move up to eighth spot in the
standings while McCarthy's charges dropped to sixth.