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Clever Boys bag valuable three points

First half goals from Bongani Khumalo and James Keene saw Bidvest Wits bag an important win against SuperSport United at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Gavin Hunt’s men made their intentions clear from the first blast of the wh
Whistle, pushing hard for the opener, knowing that a result against a struggling SuperSport United would be crucial.

Lehlohonolo Majoro looked bright again in his second start, testing Reyaad Pieterse with a good header, and then smashing his rebound effort against the upright in the opening 5 minutes.

The deadlock was broken shortly after, when Khumalo cooly trapped the ball headed to him by Hlathswayo and smashed home his volley to hand the hosts the lead.

Less than three minutes later Keene doubled The Clever Boys lead with a strong run to fend off Egwuekwe and slot home past Pieterse at the far post.

Khumalo was denied a second on the half hour mark after being played in by another Hlatshwayo header, his shot well blocked.

The defending champions seemed to have found their stride and swagger as the half drew to a close.

The visitors looked to turn it around at the start of the second stanza, introducing Kingston Nkhatha, pushing numbers forward and pressing high up the pitch.

The attacking decisions by Tinkler had a positive effect, with United looking more threatening. The Bidvest Wits defence however, remained resolute and focused and were able to keep SuperSport at bay.

With the Absa Premiership season still tight, the win for Wits means they move off of the bottom but remain in the relegation zone one point behind 13th spot.

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