A late goal from Doctor Radebe saw TUT snatch a dramatic 2-1 Varsity Football victory over UWC in Bellville.
The Tshwane side took a slender 1-0 lead into half-time, and UWC regrouped to level the scores in front of their home fans, but TUT took all three points thanks to Radebe’s late effort.
The visitors snatched an early lead when a handball in the box handed Andrew Mashigo an opportunity from the penalty spot, and he made no mistake to make it 1-0.
UWC rallied well and created a few chances of their own, but Xolisa Sigenu fired wide from just six metres out after getting a great pass from Curtley Buekes.
TUT’s Botshelo Mfulwane had a golden opportunity to double his side’s advantage, but his chip sailed agonisingly wide.
The home side could have levelled the scores just before the break, but Sigenu’s shot from the corner of the box was stopped by TUT goalkeeper King Ndlovu and the Tshwane side took a 1-0 lead into half-time.
TUT came out firing in the second half as they looked to add to their lead, and Kgotso Mohlami came close, but UWC goalkeeper Basikelele Mdletye was equal to the challenge.
That sparked the home side into action and it was Beukes who scored the equaliser after getting a great through-ball from Lungelo Nokhele.
That brought the home crowd to life and UWC continued to pile on the pressure with Beukes firing a shot over the bar after another cross from Nokhele.
However, Radebe’s curling free-kick found the net with just minutes to play, silencing the crowd and making it two wins from two games for TUT.
For UWC: Curtley Beukes
For TUT: Andrew Mashigo, Doctor Radebe
UWC: 1 Basikelele Mdletye, 2 Vincent Sobekwa, 16 Mthobeli Lithiko, 5 Cleo Pokpas, 4 Robbin Swartz, 8 Thando Ziwele, 7 Sinovuyo Ranana, 24 Lwando Mdleleni, 9 Curtley Buekes, 11 Oupa Sawukazi, 3 Rodwill Buizenhord.
Reserves: 12 Simon Hlapa, 14 Akhona Bonga, 13 Kegaan Lasker, 19 Mvano Cwabane, 17 Mfundo Majola, 22 Xolisa Sigenu, 6 Siseko Lapi.
TUT: 23 King Ndlovu, 3 Katlego Mokoena, 8 Kgotso Mohlami, 5 Elliot Seema, 2 Themba Nkosi, 12 Khomotso Selemela, 4 Khuliso Rashamuse, 11 Sizwe Khumalo, 16 Selby Madibana, 15 Doctor Radebe, 9 Botshelo Mfulwane.
Reserves: 18 Motlogeleng Gininda, 6 Khomotso Ledwaba, 20 Mbongeni Mpanza, 10 Andrew Mashigo, 7 Sonwabiso Busakwe, 13 Thabiso Sebothoma, 14 Qiniso Mahlobo.