FSS Stun SuperSport In Five-Goal Thriller
Result: Free State Stars 3-2 SuperSport United
Date: 20 August 2014
Venue: Charles Mopeli Stadium
Free State Stars picked up their first win of the season, after defeating SuperSport United 3-2 in Absa Premiership clash at the Charles Mopeli Stadium.
It was an amazing comeback by the hometeam who fought back from two goals down for the victory.
Stars almost went ahead in the 11th minute, as Mthethwa's in-swinging corner cannoned off the crossbar, much to the delight of Ronwen Williams.
Thato Mokeke came close for SuperSport in the 21st minute but his long range effort sailed just wide of the upright.
A minute later and the visitors took the lead, as Bennette Chenene delightfully played in Thuso Phala, who made no mistake from close range.
SuperSport then doubled their lead three minutes later, as Phala turns provider to tee up Dove Wome, who rifled the ball into the back of the net.
Ea Lla Koto coach Tom Saintfiet run the changes at the half-time break, using all his substitutions at once.
The home side pushed for a goal and were rewarded midway through the second half, thanks to own own goal from Thabo Moloi.
Ennocent Mkhabela nearly sealed the win for SuperSport, as his curling effort from distance sailed inches over the crossbar.
However, Stars eventually leveled matters in the 84th minute, courtesy of Robert Sankara's clinical effort.
Stars then won it in the dying seconds of stoppage time, as Rudolph Bester popped up to secure all three points for the home side.
Here's how they lined up:
Free State Stars: Mtshali, Masehe, Mkhwanazi, Sankara, Letuka, Shabalala, Mdluli, Sekola, Mthethwa, Henyekane, Abraw
SuperSport United: Williams, Moloi, Teyise, Diouf, Khumalo, Morton, Mokeke, Phala, Chenene, Wome, Manzini