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Posted: 20 August 2014 Time: 17:11

Free State Stars came from two goals down to beat SuperSport United 3-2 at Charles Mopeli Stadium on Wednesday night.

The victory was a remarkable one for Ea Lla Koto, who desperately needed a win after suffering back-to-back defeats in their first two League matches of the new season.

SuperSport got on the front foot right from the opening minutes, with Dove Wome testing goalkeeper Ayanda Mtshali with an early shot direct from a free kick.

Mtshali was kept busy by an enthusiastic United attack, but he was beaten in the 20th minute by Thuso Phala, who finished off an assist by Bennett Chenene to put the visitors in the ascendancy.

Just four minutes later Cavin Johnson’s side doubled their advantage. This time Phala turned from scorer to provider, setting up Wome for his first goal in SuperSport colours.

Two goals down at the break, Stars coach Tom Saintfiet made a bold triple substitution at the start of the second half, sending on Katlego Mashego, Angula Dacosta and Rudolf Bester in place of Sibusiso Mthethwa, Sandile Mkhwanazi and Camaldine Abraw.

The changes forced Ea Lla Koto to up their game and they duly pulled a goal back midway through the second half, with SuperSport defender Thabo Moloi netting an own-goal from Moeketsi Sekola's cross to take the score to 2-1.

United substitute Dino Ndlovu nearly restored the visitors’ two-goal lead with just under 10 minutes to play, but Mtshali was able to parry his goal-bound shot away for a corner kick.

The keeper’s efforts were not in vain, as Stars found an equaliser in the 85th minute. Defender Angula Da Costa stepped over a shot from outside the box from Sekola and the ball found the net to make it 2-2 and set up a tense finish in which both teams pushed for a winner.

And Stars completed a superb turnaround two minutes into injury time when Bester turned home another assist from Sekola to make it 3-2 and secure the Free State side their first victory of the 2014/15 season.

HOME: Free State Stars

Coach: Tom Saintfiet
Formation: four four two

AWAY: SuperSport United

Coach: Cavin Johnson
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

skhathisami
posted: 2014-08-20 16:42:09

I jus wish we lose this match so that Cavin is shown d door d sooner d beta coz this coz is sinking my team We nw jus d same as Polokwane City mnxxx

Mgqwabeni
posted: 2014-08-20 16:45:33

I can see that Supersport United coach is on his way out his starting 11 leaves much to be desired.

GI will be announced as the head coach come end of September.

afrocandyza
posted: 2014-08-20 18:08:15

Johnson will never get a job again (students can find casual jobs,accomodation and sell textbooks at www.mahalastudent.co.za)

La Coste (Khosi by Birth)
posted: 2014-08-20 18:25:25

Your wish is granted. Its the first I hear a fan wishing his team to lose.

Mgqwabeni
posted: 2014-08-20 18:26:00

Calvin is insane how can he allow Gymang and Fransman goes he will be job-less before Decenber and am sorry no other team will ever employ him there he goes to Mvela league for good

heartbeat12
posted: 2014-08-20 18:29:51

Bye bye Cavin Johnson

Ben100
posted: 2014-08-20 18:30:21

So long Cavin Johnson, so long...welcome GI

skhathisami
posted: 2014-08-20 18:31:22

I hpe Khulu Sibiya uyibhekile leshit eyenziwa nguCavin Plz save us from this man b4 its 2late

goldnation
posted: 2014-08-20 18:33:54

calvin Johnson wont see the end of September as a SSPORT coach..trust me hw can u release Edwin Gyma for Morton, no logic here. 

SoccerMadeEasy352
posted: 2014-08-20 18:34:51

CJ is as good as gone. Players letting him down. Clearly the players no longer wants to play for him. How can he let a player of Gyamang caliber go. Gordon is next on the line. Mr khulu sibiya will show CJ the middle finger

Jay 365
posted: 2014-08-20 18:38:16

Isuper sport ayisafani.

Skhulu
posted: 2014-08-20 18:47:45

 iyhooooo! This Johnson tjoooo

Veza'ndlebe (Misunderstood Blogger)
posted: 2014-08-20 18:48:17

Credit to the new madala..might turn out to be a good decision to hire him. Belgium is rising in Football fertility

As for CavOut let him go

hdsethoba1
posted: 2014-08-20 18:48:22

C j will remember the day you left Platinum stars. Its a matter of time.

sir pitso
posted: 2014-08-20 19:32:26

This is a coach I think might surprise a lot of people .My coach don't ever underestimate this coach when ever we face him. His voice tells me he is a confident man.kby

yellow machine
posted: 2014-08-20 19:54:03

1st the score was 2-0 in favour of SSU I'm shocked to see tht they have lost tht game. The coach is history shem.

Backpage
posted: 2014-08-20 20:37:42

I can confirm now that Bra Cavin is gone. Shoes are full of dust

Backpage
posted: 2014-08-20 20:41:17

I still remember when he was unveiled at a place where I get paid everything was perfect and I didn't realise that he may cost me some incentives and bonuses

siyaG
posted: 2014-08-20 21:08:49

skhathisami   wow ufavor I Supersport United...

sbhamu
posted: 2014-08-20 21:46:27

gud bye chinaman

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