Absa Premiership

Single goal seals Wits victory over Polokwane City

2019-08-14 22:17
Gavin Hunt
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Cape TownWits recorded their second victory of the Absa Premiership season after securing a 1-0 victory over Polokwane City at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.

Deon Hotto was the hero for the visitors as he scored on the stroke of half-time as the Students bounced back from last week's home defeat to Baroka FC.

The hosts, who were aiming to make it three wins from three this campaign, started brightly but could not get past a well marshalled Wits defence led by Bafana defender Thulani Hlatshwayo.

The Clever Boys themselves offered little going forward in a tightly contested first half but just as the teams were thinking about the break, Hotto pounced to put Wits ahead.

The second stanza produced more of the same with Wits content to hold on to their one goal advantage.

Rise and Shine upped the pace of the game as they looked for the equaliser but found it extremely tough to break down a water-tight defensive unit.

Wits held out to secure maximum points that takes them to six after three games played while Polokwane City missed the chance to go to the of table.

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Fixtures
Friday, 17 January 2020
Stellenbosch v Baroka FC, Athlone Stadium 20:00
Maritzburg United v AmaZulu, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 18 January 2020
Black Leopards v Kaizer Chiefs, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 19 January 2020
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
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