Hwange thump City

HWANGE - Arduous and well-deserved are two perfect words that best sum up Hwange's 2-0 victory over Harare City here in a Castle Premiership match yesterday.

The Harare coach Bigboy Mawiwi blamed it all on his side's lack of concentration, as he acknowledged Hwange's strength from set pieces.

Indeed, the destruction of the City boys came from set pieces with the first goal coming in from a David Boriwondo's header as he pounced on a Munyaradze Mungadze's corner.

Nkosana Siwela then tapped in the second goal after a Hwange free kick deep in injury time.

"I am very proud of the boys though they let us down by not taking hid of my warning on Hwange's set pieces' strength. The referees conduct the game so well, thumbs up to them," said Mawiwi after the match.

Hwange assistant coach Chenjerai Dube praised his charges for picking up their first win in five matches.

"We are happy the boys managed to stick to the game plan and we got the maximum points for the first time after a long time,” said Dube.

Hwange set the tone of the match early in the first half and should have take the lead in the first minute after Issac Masame came to the end of a glorious chipped assist from Alec Marime.

But the former Motor Action midfielder fluffed the chance.

The visitors almost scored the first goal against the run of play in when William Manondo's short came of the post after a quick counter attack.

The rebound fell to Nathan Ziwini but his effort was blocked by Boriwondo.

Shortly after Hwange were in the lead after they won a corner kick that was whipped in by Mungaze to find the reliable head of Boriwondo.

The home side defeated deeply in the second half restricting the visitors and it looked like they would only win the match by a single goal.

But late in the added time Siwela scored the second for the home side to seal their first win since June 15 when they beat Dynamos 1-0 at the Colliery.

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