Hwange stun Chicken Inn

BULAWAYO - It seems Hwange has now got Castle Lager Premiership log leaders Chicken Inn’s number after completing a double over the Bulawayo side yesterday at Luveve Stadium.

The coal miners were the second team to defeat Chicken Inn this season when they earned a 1-0 win at the Colliery back in May.

Yesterday, Nation Dube’s team showed some great resolve to earn their first away win since March 2014 when holding midfielder Collins Muleya scored three minutes before the break.

From the first whistle the Gamecocks were all over the visitors but awful finishing from Edmore Chirambadare and Bheki Ncube kept Hwange in the game.

Hwange captain Gerald Ndlovu and fellow defender David Boriwondo also made some well-timed tackles and blocks to protect goalkeeper Takabva Mawaya.

And with their first shot on target the coal miners were in front shortly before the break.

Ndlovu sent in a ponderous long ball into the Chicken Inn box from a free kick which Alec Marime chested on for the onrushing Muleya.

The midfielder controlled with his thigh for his first touch before shooting past Gamecocks goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze.

Hwange were able to hold for the precious three points in the second half as the Gamecocks threw everyone forward in search of an equaliser.

With the win, the coal miners move onto ninth place with 25 points while Chicken Inn remain in first place with 40 points.

Triangle and Dynamos can now cut the Gamecocks lead at the top back to two points if their win their matches against How Mine and Tsholotsho this afternoon.

Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas was disappointed with yesterday’s result.

“Unfortunately, we lost today. I feel we dominated them and created the chances to win the game and unfortunately no goals,” he said.

“Football is all about goals and they edged us on this one.  Hwange are a team that has collected six points from us this season and they have studied our play.”

Hwange coach Nation Dube said: “We are not yet comfortable. We will only be comfortable at the end of the season maybe we are in the top three. Now we are still fighting against relegation.

“If you see the points that separate us with the bottom clubs is close. If we lose three games and they win three we will be back in the relegation zone.”

Comments (1)

TOUGH LUCKY ANTIPAS

juks - 24 August 2015

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