Free State Stars surprised themselves with their first win of the season when they beat Black Leopards 3-2 at Thohoyandou Stadium in the only Premier Soccer League match played on Saturday.
Stars led 1-0 at half-time.
Having played 13 games without a win, Stars found themselves in virgin territory when striker Sifiso Vilakazi gave them the lead via his head early on in the first half.
In the second half, Stars continued their good form and increased their lead to 2 -0 when midfielder Siphiwe Tshabala found the back of the net.
Leopards striker Rudzani Ramudzuli pulled one back deep into the second half from the penalty spot after being brought down inside the box.
However, in-form Vilakazi restored his side’s two-goal cushion with his second.
In the referee’s optional time, Leopards reduced the lead to one through Tebogo Mashaba.
Stars remain rooted to the bottom of the log, but have the same number of points (12) as Bush Bucks and Bloemfontein Celtic do. — Sapa