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Wits held by Sundowns

A stunning strike by Keegan Ritchie levelled matters after Hlompho Kekana put Masandawana ahead in the meeting of the sides in the Absa Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

The Clever Boys were unlucky not to be ahead in the opening minutes of the encounter, Terrence Dzvukamanja’s header rattling the upright after a good delivery by Keegan Ritchie.

Wits looked rampant in the heat at Lucas Moripe, pressing high up the pitch and causing trouble down the flanks. Sundowns were disciplined at the back to keep matters level and looked to play on the counter, exploiting the pace of their front-men.

Simon Murray came close to opening the scoring, his header from close drawing a smart save out of Denis Onyango.

Darren Keet was not to be outdone, his telling save minutes before the break to deny Gaston Sirino in a one-on-one situation saw the sides head into the break level.

Murray tested Onyango shortly after the action resumed, but Onyango was able to get down low to his left to deny the Scottish striker.

Sundowns made their pace on the counter pay. Hlompho Kekana’s clinical finish from inside the area after a deflection put the hosts in the lead against the run of play.

Ritchie was able to level matters a few minutes later with a superb free-kick from 30 yards. The power, placement, dip and swerve leaving Onyango with no chance.

The final stages of the game saw both sides pushing for a winner in the sweltering heat, saw mistakes being made all around the park, but neither side was able to capitalise for the all-important winner.

The result sees Bidvest Wits remain top of the Absa Premiership log with a match at home against Highlands Park next up.