Hunt satisfied with hard-fought win over Leopards

2019-02-19 09:10
Gavin Hunt
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Gavin Hunt was satisfied with his side's performance as Bidvest Wits ground out a result after a penalty shoot-out away to Black Leopards on Monday, to advance to the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals.

The Clever Boys kept on course for a South African league-cup double when they beat Black Leopards 3-2 on penalties in a close-fought encounter.

A lively last-16 tie ended 1-1 after extra time with Gift Motupa putting league leaders Wits ahead on 35 minutes and Mwape Musonda equalising for the home side after 80 minutes.

Hunt said in a post-match interview that he was satisfied with his team's performance after having to make a 7-hour journey to Thohoyandou twice in a week.

"I thought we had them where we wanted them," Hunt said. "It's very difficult to come and play here especially being here twice in a couple of days.

"As I said we've got hardworking honest players and we've got a good team. We don't have that little bit of flair in the final third but if we play to our strengths we'll be okay."

The draw for the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals will take place on Thursday, February 21.

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