Hartley Academy open five-point lead

HARARE - Zifa Eastern Region Division One League pacesetters Hartley Academy have opened a five-point gap after beating visiting Masvingo United 2-0 over the weekend.

Harare-based Hartley Academy now lead the log standings with 37 points — with a game in hand.

Masvingo City, who were on second place before the weekend games, fell further behind after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Prime Rangers and are now on fourth position on the log standings.

City have the same points with second and third placed Mutare City and Rangers but they have an inferior goal difference.

In the Zifa Central Region Division One League, army side Tongogara consolidated their lead at the top of the table courtesy of a 2-0 victory over former Premiership side Shabanie Mine over the weekend.

Tongogara now top the log standings with 38 points, four ahead of second-placed Border Strikers, who are set to fulfil their fixture against Midlands State University tomorrow.

With 16 games played in the Central Region, Tongogara have tasted defeat only once, winning 11 matches and drawing five.

In the Zifa Northern Region League, Ngezi Platinum maintained their position at the top of the table after defeating Darwin 2-1.

Clifton “Somalia” Kadurira’s charges, who are now firm favourites to clinch the title, lead the log standings with 45 points, 12 ahead of second-placed ZRP FC, who have a game in hand.

In Zifa Southern Region League Division One, Bulawayo City maintained their position on the summit of the log after beating Mpumalanga 2-0.

With the win Bulawayo City are now on 43 points while second-placed Bulawayo Chiefs, who played to a goalless draw against Bantu Rovers, are on 38 points.

Weekend Results

Eastern Region: Ruwa Gunners 1-1 ZRP Masvingo, Black Eagles 1-0 Renco Mine, Mutare Poly 1-1 Surrey, Tenax 2-0 Gutu, Melfort 0-1 Mwenezana, Masvingo City 1-2 Prime Rangers, Mutoko Traders 3-0 FC Three Leaves, Gaza Gunners 0-2 Mutare City, Hartley Academy 2-0 Masvingo United

Southern Region: Makomo 2-0 NUST, Mpumalanga 0-2 Bulawayo City, Trumus 1-2 Hwange U’20, Black Boots 0-2 Indlovu Iyanyathela, Technosphere 0-0 Ntabazinduna, Amagagasi 3-0 Old Nic Mine, Bantu Rovers 0-0 Bulawayo Chiefs ZRP

Central Region: Beitbridge 0-1 FC Platinum U19, ZETDC Southern 1-1 Vumbachikwe, ZPC Munyati 2-1 Ivan Hoe Chrome Stars 0-2 Blanket Mine, Shabanie Mine 0-2 Tongogara (Maglass), Mvuma Stars 0-3 Sable Chemicals (Mvuma)

Northern Region: ZRP Morris 2-1 Dstv Rangers, Starbill 1-1 Karoi United, Darwin 1-2 Ngezi Platinum, Seven Flames 2-2 Mushowani, Zatex 0-1 Cargo Carriers, ZRP FC 1-1 Yadah Gunners, Black Rhinos 1-0 DC Academy

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