Hwange hammer Monoz, City held

HARARE – Hwange ended their three-game winless streak by defeating Monomotapa 3-0 in a one-sided Castle Premiership match at Rufaro Stadium on Wednesday.

Goals from Farayi Vimisayi, Richard Jongwe and Gilbert Zulu were enough to earn the coalminers their fifth win of the season from 19 matches.

Hwange moved to 11th place on the log with 22 points. Monomotapa and Black Mambas are also on 22 points but have an inferior goal difference to the coalminers.

Hwange goalkeepers’ coach Chenjerai Dube was a relieved man after the win over the 2008 champions helped them move out of the relegation zone.

“The boys played very well and I’m happy with their performance. They were able to utilise the chances which came their way,” said Dube.

“I think the win eases pressure for the players and the technical department.”

Hwange, who enjoyed the better of the exchanges during the first half, were duly rewarded in the 41th minute when Vimisayi found the opener.

Vimisayi beat the Monoz goalkeeper Tapiwa Zvaita with a long range shot from outside the box.

Five minutes later, the coalminers registered their second goal after Jongwe got to an end of a delivery from Eric Chipeta before firing in.

After the breather Hwange, took off from where they had left and it did not come as a surprise when they scored their third goal in the 86th minute.

Chipeta whipped in a pin point corner which found an unmarked Zulu inside the box, who connected with a simple free header.

“I think the break affected us. We did not play our normal game. We were playing second fiddle in every department,” said Monomotapa coach Biggie Zuze.

“I’m not happy with the result. There were periods our boys dominated play but failed to utilise the chances they created. We are going to work on our finishing because we should have won the game in the first half.”

Meanwhile, leaders Harare City were held to a goalless draw by Tripple B in Beitbridge.

The Sunshine Boys maintain their lead at the top with 38 points.

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