ZRP FC edge Gunners

HARARE - John Zhuwao’s solitary strike compounded Gunners’ woes and kept ZRP FC within touching distance of log leaders Ngezi Platinum in yesterday’s top-of-the-table Northern Region Division One clash.

The 2009 Zimbabwe champions were tipped as favourites when the season began but again dropped points, slumping to a spirited ZRP FC.

ZRP FC were rewarded for their probing when Zhuwao rose highest to head home at the stroke of full time, taking the police side’s tally to 29 points.

Arthur Tutani’s side remain in second place with 29 points, nine behind log leaders Ngezi Platinum, who beat Darwin 1-0 at Baobab.

Yesterday’s result saw Gunners remain in fourth place on 25 points.

“It’s so frustrating because today we didn’t play the way we normally play,” said Yadah Gunners coach Tapfumaneyi Dodo.

“But football is a pressure game. We will regroup and forge the way forward. Obviously, I get worried when we drop points.

“But I don’t throw in the towel so easily. Today, we didn’t want to drop these three points. It was my target that we collect six points starting with a win from this game and then the next, but it’s unfortunate.”

Tutani was naturally a happy man with the win after last weekend’s goalless draw with a coach-less Mushowani Stars at home.

“We are back on track,” he said.

“In the last game we got our tactics wrong. We worked on the grey areas and we got it right. Going forward we will try to keep within touching distance of the log leaders.”

Yesterday’s Results: DStv Rangers 2-1 ZRP Morris, Cargo Carriers 2-1 Zatex, Blue Swallows 0-0 Blue Jets, Ngezi Platinum 1-0 Darwin, Herentals 1-0 Lake Harvest, Mushowani 1-3 Seven Flames, Gunners 0-1 ZRP FC, DC Academy 0-1 Black Rhinos

Today: Karoi United v Starbill (Chikangwe)

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