Moroka Swallows had to come from behind to overcome Black Leopards 4-2 in a Premier Soccer League fixture at the Rand Stadium on Saturday, meaning they are now joint top of the log...
Dingane Masanaba opened the scoring for Leopards against his former club in the 14th minute, comprehensively beating Swallows goalkeeper Greg Etasia after being set up by Mulondo Sikhwivhilo.
Lucas Sibona equalised in the 24th minute, following a mistake by Leopards keeper Walter Khumalo.
The visitors had a few chances to restore their lead before halftime, but Sibusiso Dlamini and Sikhwivhilo squandered the opportunities that came their way.
They were made to pay five minutes into the second period when Gavin Manuel rose to head home Jabulani Mendu's well-flighted freekick.
Adam Ndlovu made it 3-1 in the 64th minute with a thunderous right foot missile that left Khumalo grasping thin air.
However, brave Leopards refused to give up and were rewarded when Sikhwivhilo bagged their second goal in the 72nd minute.
But the Birds still had something left and substitute Peter Rabolele hit their fourth two minutes later to restore the two-goal lead.
Masanaba thought he'd reduced the deficit again when he had the ball in the net in the 76th minute, but the 'goal' was ruled out by the linesman's offside flag.