Sunday's PSL Review: SuperSport stutter against Arrows, Baroka FC lose to Celtic and Black Leopards draw

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Matsantsantsa were held by Abafana Bes'thende, while Siwelele stunned Bakgaga and Lidoda Duvha sharedthe spoils

Premier Soccer League (PSL) action continued on Sunday afternoon with three mouthwatering clashes.

SuperSport United hosted Golden Arrows at Mbombela Stadium as coach Kaitano Tembo's men looked to bounce back to winning ways and end their winless run.

Since losing the MTN8 final to Cape Town City, the Tshwane giants have drawn  0-0 against Polokwane City and to Baroka FC and they were hoping to retain the full three points in the league against Arrows.

However, they were motivated by their Telkom Knockout Cup win over Rise and Shine on penalties, but they couldn't carry their winning mentality into the clash in Mpumalanga.

SuperSport took the lead thanks to Nkosinathi Sibisi's own goal in the 43rd minute, before Siboniso Conco equalised in the 68th minute for coach Clinton Larsen's troops.

For the 2017 Caf Confederation Cup finalists, they now sit fifth on the log with 15 points from nine matches whilst Abafana Bes'thende occupy ninth place with 12 points.

Down in the Free State, Bloemfontein Celtic played hosts to Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele in an aim to revive their status at home following their TKO Cup defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns last week.

Coach Steve Komphela's looked like they were marching to a dull goalless draw, but Zimbawe's Ronald Pfumbidzai found the back of the net at the death.

As they continued to probe for a goal to retain maximum points, Pfumbidzai scored in injury time as Phunya Sele Sele claimed a victory to move to third spot with 17 points from nine games.

Resulting from their sixth defeat, coach Wedson Nyirenda and his men sit 15th on the log table with seven points after playing 11 matches in their campaign so far.

In the other match of the day, Black Leopards welcomed Free State Stars to Thohoyandou as they chased a win to erase their loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the TKO Cup competition last weekend.

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Mentored by Joel Masutha, Lidoda Duvha were the first team to draw blood through Mthokozisi Nene in the 28th minute, but they didn't clear their lines at the back.

They allowed Ea Lla Koto, who were dispatched by Bidvest Wits in Cup competition last week to find an equaliser through Cesaire Gandze just before the hour mark, and that goal saw both sides walking away with a point apiece.

The PSL returnees now sit at number 12 with nine points resulting from two wins, three draws and four defeats so far and on the other hand, coach Luc Eymael's men are now placed eighth on the table with 13 points from 12 PSL games.

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