Cha­pungu edge Tri­an­gle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Cha­pungu edge Tri­an­gle Love­more Zi­gara in Gweru

Cha­pungu 1-0 Tri­an­gle CHA­PUNGU cruised to their third con­sec­u­tive home win when they edged bat­tling Tri­an­gle at As­cot Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

A 13th minute own goal by Tri­an­gle de­fender Don­ald Dzvinyai was all the air­men needed to se­cure max­i­mum points in a scrappy en­counter that had no mean­ing­ful chances.

Allen Tavar­wisa’s free kick was mis­cued by Dzvinyai, who ag­o­nis­ingly beat his goal­keeper Ron­ald Mudimu in an at­tempt to clear the ball.

Af­ter that goal, the match de­gen­er­ated into a scrappy af­fair, with noth­ing to write home about. The sec­ond half was just as scrappy as the first.

The only mean­ing­ful chance cre­ated was by Tri­an­gle in the 65th minute when Rod­well Mhlanga’s free kick was flicked to­wards the Cha­pungu goal by Tichaona Ma­pung­wana, but his effort missed the tar­get with Roy Mazingi in goals for Cha­pungu beaten.

Sens­ing dan­ger and with Tri­an­gle on the as­cen­dancy, Cha­pungu coach John Nyikadzino told his charges to pro­tect their one goal ad­van­tage.

“I am very happy that we man­aged to col­lect max­i­mum points con­sid­er­ing that we cre­ated very few chances to­day. It was sweet re­venge for us, es­pe­cially af­ter we lost the re­verse fixture,” Nyikadzino said.

His coun­ter­part David Mandig­ora was dis­ap­pointed with the re­sult and blamed the loss on a lapse in con­cen­tra­tion by his de­fend­ers.

“I am dis­ap­pointed be­cause we were pun­ished for a lapse in con­cen­tra­tion.

“We need to go back to the draw­ing board be­cause we are not cre­at­ing chances as we have now gone three games with­out scor­ing and it’s wor­ri­some.” — @ lavuzi­gara1

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