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Gavin Hunt master-minded a strong come-back to beat Bloem Celtic 4-2.

Bidvest Wits got their Absa Premiership title charge back on track after rallying from behind to defeat Bloemfontein Celtic in a six-goal thriller at the Dr Molemela Stadium.

Wits were without the services of Thulani Hlatshwayo, Robyn Johannes and Fagrie Lakay for the encounter, but saw the likes of Vuyo Mere, Buhle Mkhwanazi and Simon Murray make their way back into the squad.

The hosts got off to a flying start as Tebogo Potsane found the back of the net after just three minutes.

The Clever Boys took control immediately after conceding as they went in search of an equalizer, the likes of Terrence Dzvukamanja and Lehlohonolo Majoro lead the Clever Boys attack with great intent.

Wits were awarded a spot-kick when Mbhazima Rikhotso brought down Gabadinho Mhango in the box. Keagan Ritchie took responsibility but saw his spot-kick saved by Patrick Tignyemb.

The Clever Boys remained dominant after the halftime break were eventually rewarded in the 58th minute through Mhango’s finish.

Substitute Gift Motupa nodded home a cross from Mhango, soon after taking the place of Majoro, to hand Gavin Hunt’s men the lead.

Celtic looked to have snatched a point with four minutes remaining as Tshegofatso Mabasa slotted a header past Darren Keet.

However, Wits got the winning goal a minute later through Dzvukamanja, hurting himself in the process. The Zimbabwean was able to complete his brace in the final minute of stoppage time to put the match beyond doubt.