Platinum Stars exit PSL with a win over Wits

Platinum Stars ended their 15-year Premier Soccer League stay with a 1-0 win over Bidvest Wits at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.

A goal through Bonginkosi Ntuli saw the hosts taking the full three points as they are heading to the National First Division with 24 points from 30 matches.

Stars came out to fight for their dignity and took the game to their visitors and Ntuli saw his shot going wide in the seventh minute.

Dikwena opened the scoreing after the 15th minute when Ntuli took the lead with a fine finish, beating Darren Keet.

With six minutes to the interval, the Clever Boys fought back and a great ball from Vincent Pule found Lehlohonolo Majoro whose header went over the cross bar.

Roger De Sa’s men controlled the proceedings and held on to their lead and were in the ascendancy at halftime.

The second half saw the Braamfontein-based side pushing forward as Gavin Hunt made changes to increase their attacking options.

Substitute Frank Mhango broke free in the final third and caught the hosts’ defence napping, but he skewed his shot in an attempt to beat Dino Visser.

Neither side could produce clear cut chances in front of goal in the dying stages of the tie and Stars claimed all three points.

Platinum Stars (1) 1 Ntuli 18’)

Bidvest Wits 0

Platinum Stars: Visser, Mkhabela, Mnguni, Mthethwa, Mpeta, Baloyi (Gome 66’), De Jongh, Mekoa, Tshabangu, Norodien, Ntuli

Bidvest Wits: Keet, Allie, Hlatshwayo, Khumalo, Scott, Klate, Monare (Alexander 68’), Pule (Pelembe 46’), Hlanti, Motshwari (Mhango 46’), Majoro