Goals from Rowan Human and Deon Hotto secured a 2-1 victory for Bidvest Wits over AmaZulu in the Premier Soccer League at the FNB Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Before this clash, Wits had taken three draws against Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows, but finally ended their wait for three points with victory over Usuthu.
AmaZulu enjoyed a bright start thanks to winger Talent Chawapiwa who used his speed to create some space, but Bonginkosi Ntuli failed to connect with his delivery which sailed across the face of the goal.
Wits nearly paid for their sloppy defending when goalkeeper Ricardo Goss came off his line to clear the ball, although his clearance was collected by Siphesihle Maduna whose attempt was blocked by Lorenzo Gordinho in the 18th minute.
The hosts would gain an upper hand towards the end of the first half, when Human and Kgaogelo Sekgota caused all sorts of troubles but failed to beat Siyabonga Mbatha between the AmaZulu sticks.
Midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe had a wonderful opportunity to break the deadlock in injury time, but his shot lacked venom, allowing Goss to collect easily.
The visitors started the second half stronger, but fired blanks when it came to hitting the target.
However, the Students finally found the back of the net through Human who finished a rebound from close range to beat Mbatha in the roof of the net before the hour mark.
With 20 minutes to go, Namibia international Hotto came on for Sekgota and doubled their lead with a sublime finish after a great pass from Phathutshedzo Nange in the heart of the park.
Although they enjoyed a comfortable lead, Wits continued to probe for a third goal, and Terrence Dzvukamanja was denied by Mbatha when his left-footed shot was parried away with 12 minutes to go.
In the 88th minute, veteran striker Lehlohonolo Majoro showed his quality in the box when he controlled a cross from the right flank, before unleashing a half-volley to beat Goss.
Their 14th defeat of the season demotes the KwaZulu-Natal outfit to the 15th spot with 24 points from 26 games in their campaign whilst Wits move to the fourth on 44 points.