Strik­ers dis­miss Ngezi

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Thu­peyo Mu­leya in Beit­bridge

Bor­der Strik­ers 2-0 Ngezi Plat­inum STRUG­GLERS Bor­der Strik­ers dis­missed fel­low new boys Ngezi Plat­inum in an en­ter­tain­ing Cas­tle Lager Pre­mier­ship match played un­der hot con­di­tions at Dulivhadz­imu Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

In form Bor­der Strik­ers goal­keeper Tal­ent Sande kept a clean sheet with a num­ber of bril­liant saves to en­sure his team col­lected max­i­mum points.

It was Bor­der Strik­ers’ se­cond home win in a row at Dulivhadz­imu fol­low­ing their shock 2-1 vic­tory over former cham­pi­ons Dy­namos a fort­night ago.

Clever Mu­ten­de­b­vure thrust the home side in front in the se­cond minute af­ter cap­i­tal­is­ing on a de­fen­sive blun­der by Ngezi Plat­inum’s rear guard.

Wash­ing­ton Phakamisa tried to level mat­ters for the vis­i­tors in the 10th minute but his sting­ing shot was smoth­ered by the bril­liant Sande.

The vis­i­tors then re­sorted to play­ing long balls, which the home team eas­ily dealt with.

Ngezi Plat­inum tried to get back into the game by throw­ing every­thing they had at Bor­der Strik­ers early in the se­cond half, but they were pun­ished by Tabwe Kalunga, who made it 2-0 in the 55th minute.

Bor­der Strik­ers re­main at the bot­tom of the PSL log de­spite win­ning yes­ter­day and mov­ing level on points with Tsholot­sho FC at 13.

Ngezi Plat­inum coach Ton­derai Ndi­raya said his team was hun­gry for suc­cess, but poor de­fend­ing has been their un­do­ing in the last two games and they would be work­ing on their de­fence.

Malunga said they were now fo­cus­ing on im­prov­ing their away record. “It is im­por­tant that we col­lect as many points as pos­si­ble (away from home as well),” said Malunga.

Ton­derai Ndi­raya

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