Cape Town - Black Leopards scored two goals in as many minutes in the second half to seal 2-1 victory over Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.
Knox Mutizwa had given the visitors the lead from the penalty spot in the first half but the hosts hit back with strikes after the interval by Lesedi Kapinga and Themba Ndlovu to take all three points.
The victory was crucial for Lidoda Duvha as it now allows them to have some breathing space above the relegation zone after the starting the day just two points clear of the dreaded drop zone.
It was the visitors though who started strongly and they were rewarded in the 39th minute when Mutizwa converted from the spot after Kaleb Parusnath was fouled in the box as Leopards failed to deal with a cross.
The home side must have got a proper talking to from coach Luc Eymael during the halftime break as they came out firing after the interval.
Lesedi Kapinga grabbed a deserved equaliser in the 69th minute and it was just reward for the hosts.
Themba Ndlovu then stunned Arrows two minutes later with a sweet volley that beat Edmore Sibanda in the Arrows goal as Leopards grabbed the lead with just less than 20 minutes remaining.
Abafana Bes'thende tried hard to force the equaliser but Danny Venter had an effort struck over the bar in injury time that proved to be the final chance of the game.
Arrows will see the result a missed opportunity as they could have gone second in the PSL table, above Mamelodi Sundowns, with a win.