CAPS hold wasteful Chicken Inn

BULAWAYO - Log leaders Chicken Inn only have themselves to blame after dropping two points against CAPS United in an entertaining Castle Lager Premiership match here yesterday.

The draw now gives Triangle, who host Highlanders at Gibbo Stadium this afternoon, a chance to go top as they are only two points behind on 28 points.

Chicken Inn were on top of the situation from the first whistle to the last against Makepekepe but were let down by some poor finishing.

After the match Chicken Coach Joey Antipas was a disappointed man as his side has now dropped five points from a possible six.

“I’m still baffled by not winning the match. We were in total control of the game,” he said.

“Our finishing leaves a lot to be desired and I think it’s the area we must work on.

“The players were a bit in a hurry. They needed to be calm and patient. I also want to congratulate CAPS for the resolute defending.”

Makepekepe coach Mark Mathe was content with a draw despite his side dropping to sixth place with 25 points.

“It was a carbon copy of what happened last week. Chicken Inn played better than us. We lacked urgency and we failed to keep position. Our key was compactness. Overall our tactics were spot-on,” he said.

The match started on a high pace with both teams trying to find an early goal.

As early as the second minute United striker Leonard Tsipa headed over the bar off a Zvirekwi free kick.

The hosts kept piling on the pressure and in the fifth minute Matawu failed to connect a Toto Banda cross from the right.

Moments later, Tafadzwa Kutinyu had Makepekepe keeper Criss Mverechena scrambling when he let loose from long range.

Luckily for the visitors, the shot was inches wide with.

Seven minutes before the break, Banda had his snap shot cleared off the line by CAPS defender Valentine Musarurwa.

The second half was the same story as Chicken Inn continued with their dominance but still failed to breach the United defence.

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