Golden Arrows substitute Rudolph Bester scored a winner that separated both teams, affording the Lamontville boys maximum points when they went up against Polokwane City on Saturday afternoon at King Zwelithini Stadium.
Bester’s last minute’s goal followed a brace from teammate Thanduyise Khuboni, while on the other hand Puleng Tlolane and Sphesihle Nzimande were on target for Rise And Shine.
City opened the scoring through Tlolane, but Victor Gomes’ offering of three penalties in the fixture meant the two teams seemed to be on the verge of playing a draw.
The home side went up against the City without head coach Mark Harrison and goalkeeper Ryan Harrison as they both parted ways with the club unexpectedly ahead of the encounter. Shaun Bartlett took over as interim coach for Arrows.
The hosts showed their intent of bagging the points from the first blow of the whistle when Festus Mbewe burst into the box and struck a powerful left-footed drive which flew straight over the bar.
Debutant Arthur Bartman had to wait until the 15th minute to make his first save of the match when he ran off his line and snapped onto Galabgwe Moyana’s curling free-kick into the box.
Bester came off the bench midway through second half and pounced on a loose ball in the final minutes before beating the goalkeeper, Modiri Marumo, to secure three much needed points for his team, who remain rooted to the bottom of the Absa Premiership table.