In the first match, they managed to hold the Clever Boys to a 2-2 draw with goals from Abayomi Adebayo and Linos Chalwe.
Coach Vladislav Heric travelled with a full squad in order to ensure his charges remain focused on the job, and while his first team was in action, the reserve side was also given a chance to perform.
And he must have been pretty satisfied at the way Adebayo gave Wits’ ‘keeper Moeneeb ‘Slimkat’ Josephs a torrid time.
Before leaving Port Elizabeth, Heric said, “It is good for us to get tough opposition as part of our planning, and the inland high altitude also plays a crucial role towards our overall preparations - hence the decision to move away from the coast.”
Seemingly unperturbed about the controversy surrounding their play-off opponents later this month, Bay continued their good form against Aces.
In the first of the two games, left-back Rodrique Ebongue’s 70th minute half volley was sufficient for the visitors to secure a well-deserved 1-0 victory against the in-form Mpumalanga side, while the second encounter finished in a 1-1 draw – with Adebayo again on the score sheet.
A planned match against Supersport United had to be cancelled due to injuries in Gavin Hunt’s team, but Bay are still set to face University of Pretoria, where earlier in the week the squad had intense training at the High Performance Centre.