Mhango gets four in Arrows comeback
Posted: 27 April 2016 Time: 13:42
Golden Arrows striker Hellings Mhango came off the bench to score four goals in a come-from-behind 4-2 win against Mpumalanga Black Aces at Mbombela Stadium.
Arrows had led 2-0 through Collins Mbesuma and Judas Moseamedi, but Mhango netted four goals in 35 minutes to secure a famous victory.
Arrows had an early penalty by Nkanyiso Cele saved by Shu-Aib Walters, before Mbesuma netted from the spot after seven minutes following Musa Bilankulu's foul on Lehlohonolo Nonyane.
Muhsin Ertugral's men continued to enjoy possession and controlled the proceedings as they probed for their second goal, and that came on 31 minutes when Moseamedi netted from Mbesuma’s pass.
However, the moment of the match came on 36 minutes, when Clinton Larsen brought on Mhango for Nduduzo Sibaya.
It paid dividends almost immediately, with the Malawian halving the deficit when he netted from the spot in the 43rd minute – this after Walters had fouled him in the area.
A minute later and Mhango had a second when he headed home Nkanyiso Mngwengwe's cross, leaving the scores level at 2-2 at the break.
Aces were stunned, but their misery was not over as Bidvest Wits-bound Mhango added a third on the hour-mark, before netting his fourth in the 71st minute – assists by Kwanele Hlongwane and Mahachi.
The results sees Arrows move up to 10th, while Aces slip to fifth place.
HOME: Mpumalanga Black Aces
Coach: Muhsin Ertugral
AWAY: Golden Arrows
Coach: Clinton Larsen