MP Black Aces went to the top of the Absa Premiership on Friday night after beating Bidvest Wits 2-1 in a league match at Bidvest Stadium.
It was an entertaining opening half with the first effort on goal coming in the fourth minute when Daine Klate played Phakamani Mahlambi into space, but he fired inches wide of the Aces’ goal from just inside the box.
In the tenth minute the home side made their pressure tell when Thulani Hlatshwayo headed home a Kalte free-kick to give Wits the lead, 1-0.
Aces, though, quickly hit back when Collins Mbesuma turned home a cross from Lebogang Manyame to equalise matters in the 16th minute, 1-1.
Ten minutes later Mahlambi squandered a great opportunity to give Wits the lead once again when he found himself through on goal, but he was superbly denied in a one-on-one with Shu-Aib Walters.
In the 38th minute Walters was in the thick of action yet again when for the second time he denied Mahlambi after the Wits man broke through on goal.
The half ended 1-1.
Five minutes into the second half the home side came close to scoring once more when James Keene met a Jabulani Shongwe cross, but his header struck the crossbar.
In the 67th minute Aces came close to taking the lead themselves when Mbesuma met a cross from Bryce Moon, but his header went just over the crossbar.
In the 82nd minute Aces stole victory when Mbesuma latched onto a long ball from Limbikani Mzava and muscled his way into the box before firing past Moneeb Josephs, 2-1.
The win takes Aces to the top of the log on 30 points from 14 games, one point ahead of second place Wits.