Three early goals saw TUT cruise to a 3-1 victory over UCT to keep their spot at the top of the Varsity Football standings.
The defeat to the unbeaten log-leaders sees the Cape side stay rooted to the bottom of the standings, with just one draw to show for their efforts, but they did show plenty of fighting spirit to work their way back into the game after a nightmare start.
The home side got on the front foot early and it only took a couple of minutes for them to open the scoring with skipper Themba Nkosi sweeping the ball in at the back post after an early corner.
That brought the crowd to life and the confidence of the TUT side was evident as they knocked the ball around, forcing UCT to live off scraps.
TUT were moving the ball forward at pace and debutant UCT goalkeeper PJ Roberts was kept busy as the home side peppered his goal early on.
UCT came within inches of scoring when Lwazi Maziya hit the bar with a long range effort, but TUT doubled their advantage soon afterwards when Khomotso Selemela showed good vision to chip the ball over Roberts from outside the box.
That saw Roberts replaced by Bevan Adonis, but he could not stop the torrent of goals as the referee awarded a penalty after Botshelo Mfulwane was brought down in the box by Byron Donaldson.
Selby Madibana stepped up to lash the ball past Adonis and TUT were in complete control with a 3-0 lead after just 20 minutes.
TUT continued to dominate both territory and possession with UCT forced to rely on a few counter-attacking opportunities, however the visitors were next to score when Maziya tucked the ball away after it had bounced off the bar.
That seemed to give UCT a much-needed boost and they pressed forward in search of another goal before half-time but it was not to be and the hosts took their 3-1 advantage into the break.
The visitors kept the pressure up at the start of the second half with Lukas Metzmacher testing TUT goalkeeper King Ndlovu with a well-struck free kick as they took the game to the log-leaders.
The second half was a more keenly contested affair as UCT found their feet and started enjoying their fair share of possession.
Both sides had their opportunities in the final stages but neither could find the finishing touch as TUT wrapped up their fourth win of the competition to secure top spot for another week.
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FNB man of the match: Khomotso Selemela – TUT
For TUT: Themba Nkosi, Khomotso Selemela, Selby Madibana
For UCT: Lwazi Maziya
TUT: 23 King Ndlovu, 3 Katlego Mokoena, 8 Kgotso Mohlami, 5 Elliot Seema, 2 Themba Nkosi, 12 Khomotso Selemela, 13 Thabiso Sebothoma, 11 Sizwe Khumalo, 16 Selby Madibana, 15 Doctor Radebe, 9 Botshelo Mfulwane.
Reserves: 18 Solly Matlou, 10 Andrew Mashigo, 14 Qiniso Mahlobo, 6 Sokanyile Masonwabe, 20 Sanele Sikhakhane, 7 Sonwabiso Busakwe, 19 Mbongeni Mpanza.
UCT: 18 PJ Roberts, 19 Anees Cozyn, 6 Byron Donaldson, 21 Jonathan Melamdowitz, 12 Velaphi Vilakazi, 20 Thami Mehlo, 25 Lwazi Maziya, 8 Miro Koehler, 7 Lukas Metzmacher, 10 Mcebisi Mtshali, 14 Wisy Namaseb.
Reserves: 1 Bevan Adonis, 3 Thabiso Mmotlana, 2 Justin Alberti, 15 Dollie Mogomat, 11 Mwansa Chalwe, 4 Shane Classen, , 17 Lerato S’gebengu.