FC Platinum rule Zvishavane

ZVISHAVANE - FC Platinum regained the bragging rights of the Zvishavane town after beating city rivals Shabanie Mine 2-1 in an exciting Castle Premiership match at Mandava Stadium yesterday.

The match had a tense buildup with Shabanie supporters having a parade in Zvishavane town early in the day to raise the mood.

Shabanie used an un-designated entry point into the venue and the home side retaliated by locking the visitors out of the away dressing room.

This did not dampen the Shabanie Mine players as they started the match on a high tempo dictating the match in the midfield where Godknows Murwira, Douglas Sibanda and Marvelous Dikinya on top of their game.

Xolani Ncube, who was lively on the wings, duly put Shabanie ahead in the 35th minute slotting in a cross from Allan Tavarwisa from the right.

Shabanie threatened to overrun their opponents as they besieged the home side goal area.

Platinum had referee Munyaradzi Majoni to thank as he disallowed what looked like a genuine goal for the visitors four minutes later.

Dikinya broke loose on the right before firing past Petros Mhari but the referee ruled it out.

The decision was the turning point of the match as it gave FC Platinum a lifeline as they went for the breather trailing by only one goal.

Shortly after the break, the home side was level after they won a corner kick on the right and Raymond Sibanda sent in an in swinger that and was cleared by Zvenyika Makonese.

The clearance fell to Qadr Amin, who let go a ferocious shot past Shabanie goalkeeper Victor Twaliki.

The goal spurred Platinum as they threw more men forward and were duly rewarded fifteen minutes from full time when Aaron katebe headed in another corner kick from Sibanda.

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