Gamecocks back on track

Bulawayo Chiefs…..…0
Chicken Inn………(2) 2

BULAWAYO - After failing to win in their past two matches, Chicken Inn beat city rivals Bulawayo Chiefs yesterday to move into third place on the Castle Lager Premiership log standings.

Defender Guide Goddard got the ball rolling for Joey Antipas’s side in the 11th minute before Obriel Chirinda doubled the lead just before half time. The Gamecocks now have 24 points from 13 matches and trail leaders Ngezi Platinum Stars by 11 points.  

Antipas said his team’s first half display was exceptional.

“It was a good result coming from two draws. We had a very good first half. We got our two goals in the first half and we played good football,” Antipas said.

“In the second half, we lost it a bit. We struggled a bit in the midfield in the second half. Chiefs came all guns blazing in the second half but we closed off the game very well.”

Chiefs’ coach Garthly Chipuka said: “I think this was a game where experience pays. We got punished because the other guys were more experienced”.

The match started with the Gamecocks in control and literally camping in the Chiefs’ half and they scored in the 11th minute through Goddard who headed home a corner from Xolani Ndlovu.

The usually reliable Chiefs’ playmaker Perfect Chikwende was made to chase shadows.

Chirinda doubled the scores for Chicken Inn 26 minutes into the match when he beat Chiefs goalkeeper Kelvin Nyoni after getting to the end of an intelligent defence-splitting pass from Matawu.

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