Wits out­class Mar­itzburg

Inner City Gazette - - News - By Staff Re­porter [email protected]­ner-city-gazette.co.za

Bid­vest Wits moved up to eighth po­si­tion on the league stand­ings af­ter a hard-fought 2-1 vic­tory over on-form Mar­itzburg United at the Bid­vest Sta­dium on Tues­day night.

Af­ter an early set-piece goal from Kee­gan Ritchie which put the home side ahead at the in­ter­val, Mar­itzburg briefly re­stored par­ity through sub­sti­tute Mo­hau Mokate be­fore Buhle Mkhwanazi grabbed an 84th-minute win­ner. The game in Jo­han­nes­burg got off to a high-tempo start, with nei­ther side shy to get in­volved in the phys­i­cal stuff.

Wits looked more of a threat and af­ter Mar­itzburg keeper Richard Ofori had kept out a long-range ef­fort from Elias Pelembe in the eighth minute, the home side took a 15th-minute lead when a bril­liant free kick from Ritchie gave Ofori no chance.

But Wits seem to be a rein­vig­o­rated out­fit these days and they came storm­ing back when Mkhwanazi headed in a Pelembe cor­ner six min­utes be­fore the end of reg­u­la­tion time to make it 2-1.

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