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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...

fifties wa naturena
posted: 2014-08-20 22:36:25

Great come back by free state, it remind me a game between Newcastle and arsenal

posted: 2014-08-21 05:36:17

coach ijazi kumele liqwale umoya...............

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-08-21 05:45:53

Johnson must be fired, this guy is clueless..

zekhaya radebe
posted: 2014-08-21 06:10:57

Cavin Johnson is only good in making gestures and talking nonsense!!!!!!!!!!He must get the boot!!!!!!!

Budda Sparxx
posted: 2014-08-21 06:31:20

Cavin is turning SSU into an average team, and as mush as I would love to see him leave the team, it is my opinion that GI is not the best candidate to take over the reigns at SSU because of the type of football he (GI) plays or coaches or whatever the right term is.

Njapino waleKhosi
posted: 2014-08-21 10:49:09

Supersport has been an ordinary team since Cavin took over

posted: 2014-08-21 14:06:27

Donald Duck simply!! just useless

posted: 2014-08-28 08:00:09

Ps is waiting for him

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