A solitary goal by Clive Moyo-Modise gave Wits a jump from seventh to fourth place on the Absa Premiership table as they beat Free State Stars 1-0 at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night.
Wits leapfrogged Stars, Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates into the top-five slot.
Richard Rantjie sent in a pin-point cross, which Moyo-Modise slotted home in the 21st minute and, although Stars had a few chances, it was not their night as coach Kinnah Phiri lamented their missed chances.
”We were all over these guys and should have scored at least two in the first half,” Phiri said. ”They had one chance and they took it. Unfortunately for us, it was just not our night.”
Although pleased with the three points, Wits coach Roger De Sa admitted his team were outplayed.
”It was not pretty, not pretty at all,” he said. ”We had to counter-attack, at home, and that was not part of the plan. But we’ve got the three points and I’m happy with that.”
Wits are now seven points behind log leaders SuperSport United, who have 44 points and Stars are in seventh place with 35. — Sapa