Cape Town - Bidvest
Wits returned to the summit of the Absa Premiership log with a 5-0 win over
Polokwane City at Bidvest Stadium on Friday night.
striker James Keene was the hero for the Clever Boys, scoring a ‘perfect’
hat-trick (one goal each with his left foot, head and right foot), while
youngster Paseka Sekese and midfielder Ben Motshwari also got their names on
the score sheet after coming off the substitutes’ bench.
almost opened the scoring as early as the second minute, with Thulani
Hlatshwayo heading wide of the target from Phumlani Ntshangase’s cross.
home side only had to wait a further 15 minutes before they claimed the lead,
with striker James Keene stealing the ball off Carlington Nyadombo in the
penalty area before finishing with his left foot to make it 2-0.
were twice denied an equaliser in the 25th minute, with goalkeeper
Moeneeb Josephs first saving from a Jabu Maluleke free kick before tipping over
a close-range shot from Esau Kanyenda just seconds later.
before the half hour mark the Clever Boys doubled their advantage: Daine Klate
provided an inch-perfect cross from the left flank and an unmarked Keene scored
his second with a stooping header.
came close to making it 3-0 within 10 minutes of the start of the second half,
but his low drive from the left channel was well saved at his near post by City
goalkeeper George Chigova.
past the hour mark Keene completed his hat-trick, taking advantage of some poor
defending at a corner kick from the visitors to sweep the ball home at close
range with his right foot.
made it 4-0 with a beautiful team goal in the 79th minute, as Keene
and Sibusiso Vilakazi combined to give substitute Paseka Sekese an easy finish,
while Ben Motshwari scored his team’s fifth in injury time to wrap up an
emphatic victory for Gavin Hunt’s team.