Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
8 Feb 2016
11:11 am

Hunt hails Wits’ gutsy display

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says his players were not on their best after grinding out a 1-0 win over Golden Arrows at Chatsworth Stadium on Saturday.

Gavin Hunt, coach of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership match between Golden Arrows and Bidvest Wits in Chatsworth Stadium. (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

A rare goal by Sifiso Hlanti was more than enough to keep the Clever Boys second on the league table with 33 points as they try to close the gap by leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

“It was a gutsy performance,” said Hunt.

“I felt we were really fortunate to be fair. They had two great chances that they could have scored. But you know with the football gods sometimes, you can play pretty well and not win.”

“We have been playing well in other games and we couldn’t get positive results. It was different today (Saturday), because we didn’t really play great, but we got the results we wanted. It just shows you that sometimes you just have to keep on going.”

It was important for the title contenders to get maximum points, having dropped five points in their previous last games. They lost 2-1 to Bloemfontein Celtic, followed by a 1-1 draw with Platinum Stars.

Looking ahead, Hunt says the next games are going to be difficult for the Clever Boys, with the team having to balance between playing the league and the Caf Confederations Cup.

Wits next face league Kaizer Chiefs at Bidvest Stadium tomorrow. Hunt says it is quite difficult to focus on one match only as the games come in very fast.

“You know, when you play so many games, four games in 10 games you can’t really think about it. We are just going to try get results in the next game.”

The loss saw Arrows going down to 10th place on the log with 21 points.