Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
24 Nov 2016
1:04 pm

Hunt remains positive despite Highlands draw

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Hunt’s team is on top of the Absa premiership league table because of a better goal difference than that of Cape Town City.

Gavin Hunt during the Bidvest Wits media open day at Sturrock Park. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Bidvest Wits might have let maximum points slip away from them after letting Highlands Park equalise in stoppage time to force a 2-2 in a league encounter at the Bidvest Stadium last Wednesday, but coach Gavin Hunt remains positive, with the team still unbeaten after eight games.

Wits, who got their man Sifiso Hlanti sent out towards half-time, came back from a 1-0 after Thanduyise Khuboni gave Highlands a lead in the 24th minute, while Ellias Pelembe and Buhle Mkhwanazi scored in each half to give Wits the lead.

However, Mothobi Mvala spoiled the party as he struck through injury time to give Gordon Igesund’s men a point.

“Well, that is positive. We are still unbeaten even when we went down to 10-man, but it was a game I wouldn’t say that we should have won to be fair to them, but in football terms, it is a game I can say we had. When you have a game like that, you have to control it,” said Hunt.

Hunt’s team is on top of the Absa premiership league table due to a better goal difference to that of Cape Town City, with the team sitting at 20 points.

The Clever Boys haven’t lost a league game this season, registering six wins and two draws.