Dongo register first win

HARARE - Dongo Sawmills coach Shadreck Mugurasave breathed a huge sigh of relief after his team picked their first full set of points against Flame Lilly here yesterday.

The Rusape-based team got their goals from Blessing Dzumbunu and Kudzai Chideu while Macmillan Chigora scored the only goal for the home side.

Despite the win Dongo Sawmills remain in bottom place on the Castle Lager Premiership log standings with seven points.

Flame Lilly also remain on third position from the bottom of the log standing with nine points.

Mugurasave, who was reportedly fired last week, praised his charges after the match and believed that their win will motivate them in their next league matches.

“I am very happy to collect the first full set of points and I want to thank my boys for a good game,” he said.

“We now have somewhere to start from since we are new in the top flight league. I think this win will be a morale boost for our team, for the previous matches I think we were just unlucky but today we played very well.”

His opposite number Nesbert Saruchera was not happy with the performance of his side.

“I think my players were bit complacent today because their attitude was very bad, we did not play our normal game today,” he said .

“But we need to forget about this defeat and concentrate on our next game.”

The match was fairly balanced in the opening minutes, however, the tempo increased at the end of the first half.

Dongo broke the deadlock in two minutes before the break after Dzumbunu got to the end of Madhazi Madhazi’s rebound before firing a shot past Prosper Chigumba.

Two minutes later, Flame Lilly equalised through Chigora, who won the ball inside the box before scoring with a low shot.

After the breather, Dongo were on the upper hand and scored their second goal in 51th minute after Chideu headed in Never Tigere’s corner.

After the goal Dongo started to defend deep and in numbers to prevent Flame Lilly from breaking them down.

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