Kgotso Moleko and Siphelele Mthembu © Gallo Images
Kaizer Chiefs were the last remaining team with a 100 percent Absa Premiership record following the third round of games, while Orlando Pirates were one of four clubs still searching for their first wins after the latest midweek action.
The other three were Bloemfontein Celtic, beaten 1-0 by Amakhosi, AmaZulu, who held the Buccaneers to a draw and Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns finally claimed their first win of the new season, and along with University of Pretoria and Free State Stars, won for the first time in 2014/15.
Ea Lla Koto produced the pick of the results when they stunned SuperSport United with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory in Phuthaditjhaba.
Without much confidence and reeling from losing their opening two games, the Free Staters were dealt a further blow when they fell 2-0 behind in the opening quarter after goals from Thuso Phala (20) and debutant Dove Wome (24).
But inspired by a triple change from new coach Tom Saintfiet at the break, an own goal by Thabo Moloi (68) followed by a Angula Dacosta (85) strike drew them level, before winter recruit Rudolf Bester snatched a stoppage time winner.
Provincial rivals Celtic were less fortunate and succumbed to Chiefs at the FNB Stadium, where Mandla Masango’s second goal of the campaign 11 minutes from time stole all the points for Stuart Baxter’s men.
The Soweto giants now have a maximum of nine points from their three outings.
Only two other sides are still unbeaten, but on seven points behind them — Bidvest Wits and Ajax Cape Town.
The Students beat Maritzburg United 1-0 thanks to a Sthembiso Ngcobo (22) goal midway through the first half, while the Urban Warriors claimed a relatively comfortable 2-1 win at Polokwane City.
They were ahead as early as the first minute when Thabiso Nkoana put them ahead, before Tashriq Morris (42) doubled the advantage.
An Abbubaker Mobara (87) gave Rise and Shine hope at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, but Ajax held on.
Platinum Stars are up to fourth on the embryonic table after a penalty from Vuyo Mere (15) and a third goal of the season for the rejuvenated Ndumiso Mabena (23) saw them ease to a 2-0 win in Nelspruit.
Moroka Swallows, meanwhile, stayed in fifth despite falling to a 2-0 loss to Sundowns in Dobsonville – the home side’s 100 percent winning start coming to an end in the process.
It was a first victory for the Brazilians, now up to sixth, and came courtesy of second-half goals from Mame Niang (53) and debutant Kudakwashe Mahachi (83), who scored shortly after the dismissal of Lantshele Phalane.
Pirates, along with AmaZulu, are still winless this term and stay in the bottom four after playing to a 1-1 stalemate at the Orlando Stadium where Bongani Ndulula’s 28th minute penalty was cancelled out by a Thabo Matlaba (62) strike.
Finally, Tuks edged out Chippa United 2-1 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium with goals from Geoffrey Massa (3) and Atusaye Nyondo (33). David Zulu (50) pulled a goal back, but it proved to be only a consolation.
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