Wounded Wits Humble Polokwane
Absa Premiership Report: Polokwane City v Bidvest Wits 14 August 2019
by Soccer Laduma
Aug 14, 2019 09:30 PM
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Result: Polokwane City 0-1 Bidvest Wits
Date: 14 August 2019
Venue: Old Peter Mokaba Stadium
Bidvest Wits got back to winning ways in the Absa Premiership after seeing off Polokwane City at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Clever Boys were keen to bounce back from last week's defeat to Baroka, as Gavin Hunt went for Carl Lark and Gift Motupa upfront, with Terrence Dzvukamanja and Xolisi Macuphu dropping to the bench.
Polokwane, meanwhile, searched for a third straight victory against a side, who they have not lost to since the 2016/2017 league campaign.
It had been a tight affair in the first half as both sides jostled for possession without creating much at either end, while there was the odd stoppage.
With three minutes remaining in the stanza, Gavin Hunt's charges broke the deadlock thanks to a strike from Deon Hotto, who moves on to two goals for the season.
It was more of the same in the second half, which prompted Rise and Shine to throw on Charlton Mashumba for Sibusiso Hlubi on 55 minutes before Lark made way for Macuphu five minutes later.
Despite the introductions in the second half, Polokwane were unable to find a way past the Wits defence and have now missed the chance to move top.
Here's how they lined up:
City: 1. Chigova, 22. Mbonani, 24. Hlongwane, 27. Motloung, 18. W.Maluleke, 2. Mvelase, 11. Hlubi, 16. Mngomezulu, 6. .Chauke, 14. Manaka, 3. Anas.
Wits: 1. Petersen, 3. Hlatshwayo, 11. Hotto, Nange, 15. Mkhwanazi, 17. Alexander, 21. Doutie, 24. Macheke, 25. Motupa, 27. Ritchie, 32. Lark.
Subs: 16. Mhlongo, 4. Nonyane, 7. Pelembe, 8. Monare, 10. Domingo, 28. Macuphu, 37. Dzvukamanja.
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