Cape Town - Bidvest Wits ended a run of four straight defeats to Cape Town City when they beat the Citizens 2-1 in Saturday evening's Premiership clash at Athlone Stadium.
It was a cagey first period with neither team offering much threat in the final third although Lehlohonolo Majoro did opening the scoring in added time before the break.
Craig Martin drew parity in the 61st minute before Majoro sealed the points for Wits in the 74th minute.
It was a tight opening half with neither outfit taking too many chances and the most notable occurrences were injuries to players for both sides.
Striker Gabadinho Mhango was first forced off for Vincent Pule for the visitors, before City also lost striker Matthew Rusike who was replaced by Nana Akosah-Bempah.
With it being a tepid affair, a goal came virtually out of nowhere as Majoro showed his predatory instincts to score in added time of the first stanza from close range.
Nonetheless, Benni McCarthy's men showed characteristic resolve and roared back into the contest in the 61st minute through speedster Martin, who profited from Bradley Ralani's excellent assist to convert the equaliser.
However, the Clever Boys appeared to be a team on a mission and they got their reward in the 74th minute as Majoro completed his brace, with Sifiso Hlanti and Vincent Pule playing a significant role in the build-up.
With City struggling for openings in the last quarter of the game, the Students further solidified their advantage when coach Gavin Hunt introduced new signing Cole Alexander to further shore things up in midfield.
The results sees Hunt's outfit move up to eighth spot in the standings while McCarthy's charges dropped to sixth.