Ted Dumitru's Kaizer Chiefs closed in on the log leaders when they beat Golden Arrows 1-0 in an exciting Castle Premiership encounter played at the FNB stadium on Wednesday night.
Arrows gave Amakhosi a run for their money for the whole of the regulation time.
The highly fancied Chiefs played some entertaining football with Tinashe Nengomashe and the God father of local football, John "Shoes" Moshoeu, running the show from the middle of the pitch, but the visitors' youthful defenders were up for the challenge.
Arrows goalkeeper Francis Chansa made sure that no ball went to the back of his net in the first half.
Just after the break Shoes silenced his critics when he went on a good run and set up the ball for David Radebe, whose shot went over the crossbar with Chansa a beaten man.
As if to prove that what happened in Tunisia was just another bad day and he is still one of the best, Shoes let loose a bolt of a shot in the 51 minute which just went narrowly wide.
But with time running out, Dumitru brought in Kabamba Musasa and Stanton Fredericks into the battle.
With the Arrows players defending their goal area as if their life depended on it and just about to collect a point from the encounter, Fredericks delivered a shock to them when he scored in the last seconds of the game following a pass from Musasa.
Chiefs are now third on the table with 36 points from 15 games - just four points from the leaders, Santos who have 40 points from 21 games.