Castle Lager PSL Match Day Four Wrap

There were wins for Chicken Inn and the two Platinum miners – FC and Ngezi on matchday four of the castle Lager PSL while Giants Dynamos continued to sing the blues with a lifeless performance in a 0-1 loss to Highlanders.

Highlanders Stun Dembare

Dynamos 0-1 Highlanders

Police fired teargas to disperse a section of rowdy Dynamos supporters after the Glamour Boys fell to bitter rivals Highlanders at Rufaro Monday to wrap up a disappointing Easter weekend for the winless Harare giants.

Dynamos are yet to win a match in four Castle Lager Premiership league outings this season.

Highlanders forward Ozias Zibande’s tap-in at the stroke of half-time inflicted more pain on the DeMbare fans, who have now lost three of their opening four matches of the season.

There were few clear chances created by both teams in the first period. The Bulawayo Giants retained more possession in the opening minutes, getting a freekick on the edge of the box which was skied over by Brian Banda.

Dembare captain Ocean Mushure also took a set-piece 20-yards away which was saved by Ariel Sibanda.

After some minutes dominating in the second half, the home team thought they had equalised in the 50th minute but Tawanda Macheke was ruled offside by the far side assistant.

Highlanders soon gained momentum and camped inside their opponents’ half. The introduction of Nigel Makumbe changed the complexion of the game as Bosso started to attack.

However, the match ended with no changes on the scoreline, giving Bosso a vital away win.

With their team’s 1-0 defeat to Ngezi Platinum Stars in their last match before the Easter weekend still fresh in their minds, it appears the supporters’ patience with Lloyd Mutasa has begun wearing thin.

Dynamos have only managed one point from a possible 12 in the drawn game against Shabanie Mine.

 

FC Platinum Collect Maximum Points

FC Platinum 1-0 Bulawayo City

FC Platinum’s Cameroonian striker, Albert “Etoo” Eonde scored his first league goal for the defending champions as the miners narrowly dispatched Bulawayo City in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Mandava Tuesday.

The result means FC Platinum now have 10 points, two behind early pacesetters fellow platinum miners Ngezi.

FC Platinum are unbeaten in their opening four league matches, their only glitch was a goalless stalemate against CAPS United in their previous assignment.

The miners were determined from the onset with veteran forward Ali Sadiki trying from range in the opening five minutes.

After half an hour of action, the miners’ dominance was rewarded when Eonde tapped home, Edwin Madhanhanga’s cross to give them what proved the winner.

 

Chicken Inn Remain Unbeaten

Chicken Inn 3-0 Shabanie Mine

Former champions, Chicken Inn put up a polished performance as they beat 10-men Shabanie Mine 3-0 at Luveve Stadium Tuesday.

The victory ensured that the Game Cocks remain unbeaten after four games in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.

Chicken Inn opened the scoring through an Obadiah Tarumbwa header 21 minutes into the game from a corner kick.

Kudzai Chideu flicked the ball into the path of a well-positioned Tarumbwa who made no mistake from close range.

The hosts doubled their lead after 61 minutes through defender Divine Lunga. The roving left-back headed home the host’s second after connecting with a well-taken Wellington Kamudyariwa corner kick.

Striker, Darryl Nyandoro, got the hosts a third in optional time after tapping home a cross from exciting midfielder, Xolani Ndlovu, who made a beautiful run on the left before setting up an unmarked Nyandoro inside the box.

Shabanie Mine finished the game with 10 men after Polyester Shoko was sent for an early shower after receiving his marching orders 57 minutes into the game for punching Tarumbwa in an off the ball incident.

 

Ngezi Platinum Stars March On

Nichrut 0-1 Ngezi Platinum

Castle Lager Premiers soccer league early pacesetters – Ngezi Platinum – maintained their 100 percent record with a hard-fought win over new boys Nichrut.

Terrence Dzvukamanja’s solitary second-half strike was enough to give the leaders maximum points against a determined Nichrut.

The victory means the Mhondoro miners remain the only team in the division yet to taste any result other than a victory.

Debutantes who were hitherto unbeaten in the league came into the duel determined to stop the early pacesetters, with impressive performance early in the match.

Buoyed by their vociferous fans, Mashurugwi as Nichrut is affectionately known refused to bow down in submission after conceded first in the match.

Kudakwashe Sibanda came close early in the second half with a well-taken header but was denied by Donavan Bernard in goal for Ngezi who proved why he deserves top billing.

James Chivasa got a chance in the 77th minute after getting space behind the backline but his effort was just inches wide.

Tatenda Hapazari also got to the end of a Farai Vimisayi cross, but Bernard was once again well positioned to deny the midfielder.

Results:
Dynamos 0-1 Highlanders
FC Platinum 1-0 Bulawayo City
Chicken Inn 3-0 Shabanie Mine
Nichrut 0-1 Ngezi Platinum
Mutare City 1-1 Harare City
Triangle 1-0 ZPC Kariba

 

 

 

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