Wits thump Polokwane City
Posted: 9 March 2014 Time: 17:38
Bidvest Wits continued their good run of form with a 3-1 win against Polokwane City at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Jabulani Shongwe, Papy Faty and Sthembiso Ngcobo scored for the Clever Boys, while City’s consolation goal came from defender Vukile Mngqibisa.
Wits enjoyed more of the ball early on and generally pinned the hosts back, but striker Ngcobo was given little in the way of quality service.
But just before the half-hour mark Siyabonga Nhlapo chased down a ball near the corner flag and provided a good cut back for Shongwe, who stepped past a couple of weak challenges before placing a shot into the back of the net via the inside of the post.
Ten minutes before halftime Wits captain Sibusiso Vilakazi earned his side a penalty kick when he was brought down by a clumsy lunge from Vukile Mngqibisa. Faty duly converted the spot-kick to make it 2-0 in the 36th minute.
The visitors extended their lead in first half injury time, with Ngcobo scoring a spectacular overhead-kick from a Vilakazi knockdown.
Polokwane were given a lifeline five minutes into the second half when Phumlani Ntshangase was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box and a penalty was awarded. Mngqibisa converted the spot-kick.
There was precious little goalmouth action towards the latter stages of the match as Wits settled for the three points that moves them to within six points of log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.