Wits salvage a point against Polokwane
Posted: 22 April 2018 Time: 13:40
Vincent Pule netted in the last minute to hand Bidvest Wits a 1-1 draw with Polokwane City at the Bidvest Stadium.
Pule nearly opened the scoring for the Clever Boys in the 10th minute after finding space inside the box but City goalkeeper George Chigova made a good save.
Chigova was keeping Rise and Shine in the game with a series of aerial interceptions from the Clever Boys’ threatening wing play.
Lehlohonolo Majoro almost broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark for the hosts after going through on goal but was denied by City defender Thapelo Tshilo, who made a crucial tackle from behind.
Rise and Shine shot-stopper Chigova could not continue with the match after 35 minutes as he got injured and was replaced by Harold Ndlovu.
Rodney Ramagalela almost gave City the lead going into the break with a threatening strike from range in the stroke of halftime but his effort went wide. 0-0.
Tshilo broke the deadlock for Rise and Shine five minutes into the second stanza with a powerful header at the back post, 0-1.
Pule had a chance to level matters in the 68th minute for the Clever Boys after Sfiso Hlanti provided a teasing cross from the left wing but he could not keep his free header on target.
Gavin Hunt’s charges showed a sense of urgency with 15 minutes to play going on all out attack.
Granwald Scott almost found the equaliser for the hosts 10 minutes before time with a looping cross that had City goalkeeper Ndlovu beaten but it came off the crossbar.
City were holding on by the skin of their teeth with five minutes to play, but they were finally breached in the final minute of regulation time as Pule netted the equaliser.
HOME: Bidvest Wits
Coach: Gavin Hunt
AWAY: Polokwane City
Coach: Bernard Molekwa