Wits Edge Past Maritzburg
Result: Bidvest Wits 1-0 Maritzburg United
Date: 20 August 2014
Venue: Bidvest Stadium
Sthembiso Ngcobo scored the only goal of the game as Bidvest Wits defeated Maritzburg United 1-0 in a Absa Premiership clash at the Bidvest Stadium.
The win sees Gavin Hunt's men leapfrog Maritzburg and Moroka Swallows into third spot on the Absa Premiership table.
Buhle Mkhwanazi almost put the home side ahead in the seventh minute, but his header sailed just wide of the upright.
Meanwhile, Deolin Mekoa,'s long range effort a minute later, sailed just wide of Jackson Mabokgwane's post.
Wits opened the scoring in the 21st minute, as Sthembiso Ngcobo slotted home for his second of the campaign, after a fumble from Shu-Aib Walters.
Walters then made up for his error midway through the first half, as the Maritzburg number one got down well to deny Ngcobo's powerful strike.
Ngcobo sould have doubled Wits' lead minutes after the restart, as Jabulani Shongwe picked out the striker, who managed to head over from three-yards out.
Ashley Hartog nearly brought the visitors level in the 75th minute, as his strike crashed against the upright.
Maritzburg pushed for a equaliser in the closing stages, but Hunt's charges managed to hold on for the hard-fought win.
Here's how they lined up:
Bidvest Wits: Mabokgwane, Kwakman, Hlatshwayo, Shongwe, Losper, Vilakazi, Mkhwanazi, Ngcobo, Getaneh, Bhasera, Ntshangase
Maritzburg United: Walters, Matuka, De Jongh, Mngonyama, Awal, Hartog, Mabaso , Mkhize, Nkosi, Lentjies, Mekoa