Absa Premiership

Wits come good against Matsatsantsa

2018-01-27 21:38
Thulani Hlatshwayo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits celebrated a morale-boosting 4-1 come-from-behind win over SuperSport United in their Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on Saturday. 

Wits' improved form continued with a massive three points to jump to 12th place in the league standings, with 21 points, leaving SuperSport also on 21 points, but in 18th place, following yet another defeat for the struggling side. 

While Dean Furman gave the hosts a first-half lead, goals from Frank Mhango, James Keene, Sandile Hlanti and Thulani Hlatshwayo settled this encounter in Wits' favour. 

It was a frenetic start to this Premiership tie, with Hlatshwayo unable to connect to an early delivery from the left. 

The action swung from end-to-end and while Aubrey Modiba's eighth minute shot from wide was blocked, Hlanti blasted just past the target moments later ahead of a penalty awarded to the home side for a hand-ball from Hlatshwayo. 

Furman made no mistake from the penalty mark, and as Wits looked to hit back, Majoro headed a Hlanti cross over before Reyaad Pieterse was called to collect several misdirected balls into his area. 

The second half began with a bang with Kingston Nkhatha smashing a shot against the Wits crossbar before Mhango, on for Lehlohonolo Majoro at half time, equalised as Keene allowed the ball to roll past him into the goalscorer's path. 

And before SuperSport could respond, Keene headed in from a Myeni delivery, and while Teboho Mokoena was off target with his long-range drive on 58 minutes, Claasen lit up the occasion with a sublime shot from range, leaving Pieterse with no chance. 

Modiba hit the Wits crossbar with a cross ahead of a spell of dominance from the Clever Boys, that ultimately saw Hlatshwayo make amends for conceding the early penalty with a good header, from another pinpoint Myeni cross. 

Pieterse stopped Maliele Pule from adding a fifth goal with a fine stop at his near post before Darren Keet saved from Mogakolodi Ngele, while the last chance of the tie saw Thuso Phala break into the box only to fire wide with the goal at his mercy.

 

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Friday, 21 December 2018
Wits v Chippa United, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 22 December 2018
AmaZulu v Golden Arrows, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:30
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