Chicken Inn roast Dynamos

HARARE - Chicken Inn justified their place at the top of the Castle Lager Premiership log standings by thrashing defending champions Dynamos 3-0 here yesterday.

The Gamecocks also became the first team to defeat DeMbare in seven matches and moved to 18 points on the log, two ahead of second-placed Triangle.

Joey Antipas’ men prevailed over the defending champions courtesy of goals from double scorer Edmore Chirambadare and Mitchell Katsvairo.

The score line, however, tells a different story from what transpired in the opening minutes when the visitors were on the ropes for long periods.

DeMbare created many chances but they were on several instances denied by Chicken Inn goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze, who made a number of splendid saves.

Antipas was delighted by the result after the final whistle but admitted that his side had survived a scare in those opening minutes.

“I thought it was a great win, great 3-0,” he said. “First half; we had problems with tracking and picking them up and they put us under immense pressure but we withered the storm and got the crucial goal just before half time.

“In the second half we re-organised and came back strong. The game plan was to nullify the threat of Rooney (Ronald Chitiyo) and I think we did it quite well because he did not get the ball.

“He didn’t penetrate and the other thing was to attack their central defence harder and I think it worked very well.”

Dynamos coach David Mandigora felt his side had been unlucky to lose.

“I thought we tried our best and created some chances but we couldn’t score,” he said.

“The only thing I can say is that it wasn’t our day. Their goalkeeper played very well especially in the first half. He saved quite a number of chances. Later on they gained confidence and played better than us.

“I never expected to lose today but that is football. We lost and we have to look ahead and star preparing for our next fixtures.”

After surviving the early DeMbare pressure, Chicken Inn scored with their first real attack a minute before the halftime break.

Katsvairo headed home from a Clemence Matawu corner kick. Dynamos’ Artwell Mukandi should have done better though to save the header.

Chirambadare scored his first goal in the 54th minute when he was allowed too much time on the ball to pick his spot.

The former Tsholotsho FC forward completed his brace in stoppage time when he was hacked down inside the box by Elisha Muroyiwa.

Chirambadare took the spot kick and sent Mukandi the wrong way to seal an empathic victory for the visitors.

Comments (2)

dynamos coach should always realise that all teams will come hard on Dynamos. And the game is played in 90minutes

tumirai - 5 May 2015

dynamos coach should always realise that all teams will come hard on Dynamos. And the game is played in 90minutes

tumirai - 5 May 2015

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