Dr Lwando Mdleleni’s charges started off slowly despite two early chances that went amiss.
12 minutes in and striker Leandro De Sousa converted from the penalty spot to give UWC the lead after Damian Overmeyer was fouled inside the box.
UWC continues to pile on the pressure and in on the brink of half time Shuaib Martin’s powerful strike found the back of the net to make it 2-0 for the home side. Fort Hare had their moments and could have closed the gap after receiving a penalty, but Bonke Nxiwa’s shot hit the upright and couldn’t go in.
The second half started with a bang as the home side extended their lead after a firecracker from Riyaaz Koopstadt found the back of the net after 60 minutes. UWC wrapping it up as Juanito Manuel wrote his name on the score sheet in added time.
With the win UWC have now climbed to third on the Varsity Football standings with two round-robin fixtures left.
MATCH FACTSThursday, 24 August 2023
At UWC Stadium, Bellville
UWC (2) 4 (Leandro de Sousa, Shuaib Martin, Riyaaz Koopstadt, Juanito Manuel)
Player of the Match: Shuaib Martin (UWC)
UWC Starting XI: Leathan Croats, Siyabulela Mcimeli, Damian Overmeyer, Craig Joemath, Jadan Zeeman, Riyaaz Koopstadt, Shuaib Martin, Khanya Dyani, Relebohile Matima, Lutando Mpokotya, Leandro De Sousa.
Head coach: Dr Lwando Mdleleni
Match summary by Varsity Sports and images by Luigi Bennett/Varsity Sports.