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
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
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
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.