Gavin Hunt feels Bidvest Wits deserved three points against Maritzburg United
Posted: 4 April 2018 Time: 08:14
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt felt his side were duly rewarded the three points against Maritzburg United as he welcomed the set-piece goals.
Wits managed to stretch their unbeaten Absa Premiership run to nine games as they earned a 2-1 victory over the Team of Choice at the Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The result in favour of the Clever Boys was decided by two set-pieces, with Keegan Ritchie bagging his first goal for the club before Buhle Mkhwanazi then headed home from a corner.
Hunt, who has continually lamented his side’s missed opportunities this season, welcomed the manner in which the goals came and admitted fearing the worst when United found an equaliser against the run of play, but praised his side’s resilience to come back and clinch it.
“Have you seen our goal-scoring record this year? It’s not very good, so we have to score from set-pieces, because how else are we going to score?” Hunt quizzed, rhetorically.
“Our season’s been going like that all year [wasted chances]. Cole Alexander should have scored to make it 2-0, [James] Keene should have made it 3-0.
“They [Maritzburg] never had a chance at goal the whole game, and then they scored from one chance, and you think, ‘Here we go again…’
“But we battled on and I thought we got our just rewards.”
Wits have since retained their place in the top half of the table, ahead of Bloemfontein Celtic, who face Orlando Pirates tonight, with 32 points from 24 games.