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Mamelodi Sundowns have secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Lamontville Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership match at the Dobsonville Stadium.
Sundowns are now three points behind league log leaders, Kaizer Chiefs ahead of their clash on Thursday.
With Arrows defence looking solid and compact, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane decided to make a double substitution in the 66th minute as he introduced Themba Zwane and Keletso Makgalwa.
The move paid off when Lebohang Maboe set-up fellow second-half substitute Zwane, who fired past Sifiso Mlungwane to make it 1-0 to Sundowns in stoppage time.
Sundowns (0) 1 (Zwane 90'+1).
Arrows (0) 0.
Sundowns: Mweene, Ngcongca, Lakay, Lebusa, Madisha, Coetzee, Mkhulise (Vilakazi 84'), Kekana, Sirino (Zwane 66'), Mahlambi (Makgalwa 66', Soumahoro 90'+5), Meza (Maboe 84').
Arrows: Mlungwana, S.Dube, Ndlovu, Mathiane, Nkombelo (Lunga 71'), Makhubela, L.Dube, Shitolo, Parusnath (Zuke 76'), Gumede (Lamola 71'), Mutizwa.
Meanwhile Bloemfontein Celtic came back to hold AmaZulu FC to a 2-2 draw in an Absa Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.
Celtics move up to the 10th spot on the league standings, while Amazulu also climbed up to the 15th spot which is the relegation playoff spot.
AmaZulu (1) 2 (Majoro 6', Letlabika 63').
Celtic (1) 2 (Sera 41', Mabena 70').
AmaZulu: Mbatha, Gumede, Sikhakhane, Mabiliso, Khumalo, Sithebe (Hlalele 84'), Ncube, Ncobeni (Chawapiwa 57'), Magubane (Maduna 84'), Majoro, Ntuli (De Jong 69').
Celtic: Chaine, Letlabika, Mahashe, Letsoalo (Maema 61'), Mabena, Chabalala, Sera (Potsane 61'), Fikizolo, Phalane (Luthuli 73'), Baloyi, Ngobeni (Masuku 85').
Elsewhere Bidvest Wits and Maritzburg United played to a 0-0 draw at Tuks Stadium in Pretoria.
A point moves Wits to third place on the log standings while Maritzburg remain in sixth.
Both teams pushed forward in search of a decisive goal in the closing stages, but neither could find the goal they desired.
Maritzburg United (0) 0.
Bidvest Wits (0) 0.
Maritzburg United: Ofori; Morgan, De Reuck, Allie, Mngonyama (Sanoka 60'), Tlolane, Ntshangase, Shandu (Buchanan 60'), Claasen (Augusto 88'), Kutumela, Moseamedi (Hlongwane 75').
Bidvest Stadium: Goss; Ritchie, Gordinho, Hlatshwayo, Macheke. Monare (Mathebula 57'), Nange, Domingo (Doutie 57'), Sekgota (Hotto 57'), Human (Macuphu 80'), Dzvukamanja.