MATCH CENTRE

SUN 13 SEPTEMBER 2015, 15:00, TUKS STADIUM

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Shongwe hands Wits win against Tuks

by Staff Reporter

Sun September 13, 17:14

Bidvest Wits maintained their dominance over Varsity rivals University of Pretoria with a 1-0 win in an Absa Premiership clash at Tuks Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The result keeps the Clever Boys unbeaten record against their 'Varisty Rivals' in tact with Gavin Hunt's men unbeaten in seven games against AmaTuks.

Still hurting from their 4-0 defeat to Chippa United, AmaTuks coach Sammy Troughton shut up shop from the onset.

This made for an unattractive encounter with the visitors tasked with trying to find a why past a stubborn AmaTuks defensive line.

It would be the hosts though to create the best chance of the first-half with Thabiso Nkoana guilty of failing to hit the back of the net in the 16th minute - the ball fell favourable for the former SuperSport United man in the box, but he could only manage to hit his effort straight at Moeneeb Josephs.

Nkoana's shot proved to be the only effort on target in the first 45 with Daine Klate firing over from range on the cusp of half-time.

After what was an uninspiring opening stanza, the game finally produced a goal with 51 minutes on the clock. The AmaTuks defenders were left staring at each other as Shongwe swooped to guide Nazeer Allie's cross into the back of the net from close range.

This prompted a change in approach for the hosts with Vuyisile Ntombayithethi and Lucky Mathosi introduced before the hour.

The duo would have the desired impact with Mathosi forcing Josephs into a top class save before Ntombayithethi saw his header attempt from a corner-kick kiss the turf before bouncing over the crossbar in the 66th minute.

AmaTuks continued to push for the equaliser, but the visitors defence held firm with the win moving Gavin Hunt's men up to second on the league standings - AmaTuks slip to 15th.

University of Pretoria (0) 0

Bidvest Wits (0) 1 (Shongwe 51')

University of Pretoria: Arubi; Jaure (Nyathi 88'), Mthethwa, Gwala, Mwedihanga - Zwane, Ketjijere, Edge (Ntombayithethi 46'), Nkoana (Mathosi 56') - Mnyamane, Nyondo

Bidvest Wits: Josephs; Allie, Mkhwanazi, Lecki, Bhasera, Pelembe, Faty, Shongwe, Klate (Ntshangase 83'), Botes (Bright 67'), Vilakazi (Gome 67')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH TUKS STADIUM
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
22. Jabulani Shongwe (51')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 3
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
27
Defender
68'
15
Defender
88'
15
Defender
5
Defender
79'
2
Defender
2
Midfielder
46'
25
Defender
74'
24
Midfielder
7'
28
Midfielder
83'
7
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
51'
22
Forward/Striker
17
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
56'
18
Midfielder
67'
10
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
67'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Vuyisile Ntombayithethi
Midfielder
46'
8
Wangu Gome
Midfielder
67'
6
Lucky Mathosi
Forward/Striker
56'
9
Kris Bright
Forward/Striker
67'
9
Bongani Nyathi
Midfielder
88'
12
Phumlani Ntshangase
Defender
83'
41
CARDS
Khethukuhle Zwane
Midfielder
7'
28
Buhle Mkhwanazi
Defender
68'
15
Willem Mwedihanga
Defender
79'
2
Onismor Bhasera
Defender
74'
24
Kris Bright
Forward/Striker
76'
9
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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