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SuperSport Halt Wits' Impressive Winning Run

Absa Premiership

Result: Bidvest Wits 0-1 SuperSport United

Date: 18 August 2018

Venue: Bidvest Stadium

Bidvest Wits' impressive start to the Absa Premiership season came to an end after they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of SuperSport United on Saturday night.

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After his heroics against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday, Haashim Domingo was rewarded with his first start for the Clever Boys.

The Clever Boys saw a bit more of the ball in the opening exchanges, but both sides struggled to carve out openings in the respective final thirds.

Domingo received high praise from Gavin Hunt earlier in the week and before the game, but he should have put his side ahead after 31 minute as he volleyed over the crossbar from inside the box.

Wits' new signings have been certainly a breath of fresh air as Domingo, Deon Hotto and Macuphu continued to look lively in the opposing half.

SuperSport had struggled to carve out chances but they had a chance to break the deadlock just before the break but Aubrey Modiba blazed over the crossbar from just inside the box.

Gavin Hunt opted for a change at the  start of the second half, with Hotto making way for off-season signing Bantu Mzwakali.

The second, unfortunately, continued in the same fashion as the first, with both sides failing to carve out chances as the goalkeepers looked to have night off.

However, with 20 minutes remaining, SuperSport finally broke the deadlock when Onismor Bhasera's shot deflected into the path of Evans Rusike, who volleyed past Darren Keet.

With time running out, Hunt threw on Scottish striker Simon Murray as the last throw of the dice with eight minutes remaining.

In the end, SuperSport  held on to claim their second win of the campaign, while Wits' perfect record this season came to an end.

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Here's how they lined up:

Wits: 16. Keet, 3. Hlatshwayo, 6. Johannes, 8. Monare, 11. Hotto, 13. Hlanti, 15. Mkhwanazi, 17. Alexander, 21. Domingo, 28. Macuphu, 37. Dzvukamanja.
 
Subs: 1. Mhlongo, 5. Weidlich, 7. Pelembe, 9. Murray, 10. Mhango, Bantu, 41. Majoro.
 
SuperSport: 30. Williams, 20. Kekana, 14. Bhasera, 4. Daniels, 3. Khumalo, 28. Mokoena, 16. Modiba, 8. Furman, 11. Keene, 19. Rusike, 13. Phala.
 
Subs: 33. Pule, 29. Gould, 17. Lungu, 24. Mbule, 7. Grobler, 6. Letsholonyane, Mahlatsi.

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