Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
7 Mar 2016
10:31 am

Hunt laments Wits’ poor finishing

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt said his team must start winning their games comfortably after conceding a late penalty in their 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup last-32 round at Bidvest Stadium on Friday.

A 25th-minute strike by James Keene saw Hunt’s men go through to the last 16 of the competition. But the Wits mentor says missed opportunities almost cost them the game, had Moeneeb Josephs not saved a Lyle Lakay spot-kick in the 87th minute.

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“I think we made life difficult for ourselves, We had so many opportunities to score the second goal. You know anything can happen during the course of the game.

“It was frustrating, even in the game against Maritzburg United last week. You go one-nil up or two-nil up, then the game is over. If we had went two-nil up, the game would have long been over. But we couldn’t score with all the chances we created across the face of the goal in the first half,” said Hunt.

“But it was a cup tie, we battled away, but it wasn’t our best performance. In saying that, we should win comfortably.”

Hunt admits that he was already thinking about extra-time as soon as Celtic were awarded the penalty, but luckily Josephs was there to the rescue after having a quiet game.

The Clever Boys will now shift their focus to the league as they play catch-up to leaders Mamelodi Sundowns whom they are trailing behind by 10 points.

They travel to Limpopo for a meeting with Polokwane City at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.