Clever Boys Snatch Vital Win Over AmaZulu
Absa Premiership Report: Bidvest Wits v AmaZulu 28 April 2018
Result: Bidvest Wits 3-2 AmaZulu
Date: 28 April 2018
Venue: Bidvest Stadium
Dethroned Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits came from behind to secure a 3-2 win over AmaZulu at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Clever Boys came into the clash on the back of a 4-0 thumping at the hands of Orlando Pirates and started this weekend's clash just two points clear of the relegation zone.
Usuthu, meanwhile, knew a victory would consolidate their spot in the top eight with one round of matches to go.
The Students did a lot of the attacking in the early stages, with Majoro squandering a couple chances inside the opening 15 minutes.
Usuthu then took the lead against the run of the play, with Michael Morton finding the back of the net with a half-volley.
Gavin Hunt's men did carve out a couple chances in the final 10 minutes of the half, but AmaZulu remained resolute to take a 1-0 lead into the break.
Wits were awarded a penalty in the 57th minute when Klate was brought down. Reeve Frosler stepped up but saw his spot-kick saved by Mbatha.
The Clever Boys did level matters on 63 minutes with Klate burying a header past Mbatha.
The game livened up in the closing stages as tempers flared, with Wits coach Gavin Hunt being sent to the stands.
With eight minutes remaining, Wits took the lead when Eleazar Rodgers turned home Frosler's low cross.
Ben Motshwari sealed the win for Wits on 90 minutes after some impressive work by Thabang Monare.
Nyongo did pull another goal back for Usuthu a minute later, but the Students held on for three points.
Here's how they lined up:
Wits: 1. Keet, 2. Allie, 4. Khumalo, 7. Klate, 8. Monare, 11. Pelembe, 13. Hlanti, 25. Gyimah, 30. Motshwari, 33. Frosler, 45. Majoro.
Subs: 36. Peters, 9. Rodgers, 12. Pule, 26. Ritchie, Mncwango, 39. Mosiatlhaga, 40. Ntshangase.
AmaZulu: Mbatha, Mabiliso, Sikhakhane, Gumede M, Ouro-Akoriko, Morton, Darpoh, Mnguni, Karuru, Cele, Khenyeza.
Subs: Murambadoro, Mthembu, Nyongo, Lumkwana, Ncobeni, Nomvethe, Manzinia.