Bidvest Wits clinch a point in their league match against Polokwane City

Bidvest Wits scored in the last minutes of the second half of their game against Polokwane City to salvage a 1-1 draw in a thrilling match at the Bidvest Stadium on Sunday, April 23.

With the stadium filled with Bidvest Wits fans, the match got off to a slow start. This changed when Polokwane City goalkeeper, George Chigova, made a spectacular save in the tenth minute of the match stopping striker, Vincent Pule, from opening the scoring.

Thirty-two minutes into the game, the City goalkeeper got injured and was replaced by substitute keeper Dino Ndlovu who played out the remainder of the game.

City’s striker, Rodney Ramagalela slightly missed the goal post with just one minute remaining in the first half. And the game remained goalless at half-time.

The second half of the match saw the players come back re-energised as Polokwane City took the lead within the first five minutes into the game with defender, Thapelo Tshilo, putting one past Bidvest goalkeeper Kyle Peters.

The home team created many scoring opportunities but were struggling in front of their home supporters. Their goal by Pule only happened in the 90th minute of the match, ending the game at a 1-1 stalemate.

Polokwane City fan, Victor Maluleke, who drove from Polokwane to attend the game, spoke to Wits Vuvuzela about his thoughts on the game. “Bidvest definitely dominated the first half of the game. We [Polokwane City] played well but in the first half our players were not going forward,” he said.

Maluleke added, “We were sure we had won and Wits scored a last minute goal because of a silly mistake.”

First year education student, Sfiso Mahlobo, who was at the stadium said he was disappointed by the overall score. “It’s disappointing but it is better than going home with no point at all.”

“In the first half Bidvest were in control. They had more opportunities. Wits was better but Polokwane was much smarter. Polokwane used every opportunity they got. They didn’t have a lot of them, but the ones they got, they used. Wits didn’t take advantage of playing at home,” Mahlobo added.

Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City remain in 10th and 13th place respectively on the PSL log.

The Clever Boys take on Orlando Pirates in their next game on Wednesday, April 25 in what is guaranteed to be an entertaining match.

FEATURED IMAGE: Bidvest Wits disappointed Polokwane City with a late match equaliser.      Photo: Palesa Dlamini