Orlando Pirates continued their shocking league form with a third loss in five games, this time going down to impressive Lamontville Golden Arrows.
The result at the Orlando Stadium also meant that the Buccaneers last won a league game almost two-and-a-half months ago, on August 18 to be precise.
They were undone 2-0 by Abafana Bes’thende thanks to goals from Kudakwashe Mahachi (51) and Gladwin Shitolo (82).
It was a result that left Eric Tinkler’s men precariously placed in 13th position ahead of the weekend derby versus Chiefs.
Durbanites Arrows, meanwhile, joined Sundowns and Amakhosi on 14 points by moving up to seventh.
Finally, there was a first league win for SuperSport United in over two-and-a-half months as they shrugged off their poor start to the season by beating Chippa United 2-0 in Port Elizabeth.
Goals from Clayton Daniels (41) and Jeremy Brockie (85) ensured Matsatsantsa avoided a fifth straight defeat, instead lifting them to 11th on the standings, a spot behind the Chilli Boys.
Mamelodi Sundowns missed the chance to top of the Absa Premiership table, while there were contrasting fortunes for the other big teams in action during midweek.
The Brazilians, who would have leapfrogged leaders Bidvest Wits with victory over Polokwane City, were blanked out in Atteridgeville.
With only four games taking place and the log leaders not in action, Pitso Mosimane’s men failed to break down a stubborn Rise and Shine defence, held firm by man-of-the-match and visiting goalkeeper George Chigova.
Instead the men from Pretoria dropped to fifth place with 14 points from eight games, while their opponents from Polokwane slipped to 12th.
Defending champions Kaizer Chiefs made some good gains after they won their showdown against high-flying Mpumalanga Black Aces in Soweto on Tuesday.
The scoreline at the FNB Stadium was 1-0 with the only goal scored by Camaldine Abraw after 32 minutes.
Amakhosi are now fourth, on the same number of points as Sundowns, and one point and one place behind AmaZayoni. The Students lead the way with 16 points so far.