Wits continue to drop points at home to Highlands Park

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The poor results at home seem to be following Bidvest Wits as they dropped two valuable points again when they were held to a 2-all draw by a stubborn Highlands Park team at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night.

The visitors started the first half brightly and it was not a surprise when they found the opening goal inside the first 27 minutes through midfield enforcer Mthobi Mvala.

Wits managed to score the equalising goal through Haashim Domingo on the stroke of half-time, bringing a huge relief to the home crowd.

Captain Thulani Hlatshwayo increased the lead a few minutes into the second half but he was later unfortunate to have brought down Namibian international Peter Shalulile inside the box six minutes from full-time to cause the penalty.

Shalulile stepped up and converted from the penalty spot. Wits head coach Gavin Hunt says his side should have won the game.

This result sees Hunt’s charges remaining in the fifth position, 11 points behind the Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs and with only two games in hand.

However, the 55-year-old mentor sees the brighter side and point out that there are still more than 10 games to play.

Highlands coach Owen Da Gama praised his boys’ undying attitude when they pulled through the dominating Wits in the second half.

Da Gama says that his charges owned the first half but the experienced Braamfontein side was dominant in the second half. 

Report by Sinovuyo Ndudane