Chicken Inn edge Mutare Rovers

Mutare City Rovers...................................0
Chicken Inn....................................... (1) 1

MUTARE - Mutare City Rovers’ relegation woes continues to mount following defeat to Chicken Inn in a drab Castle Lager Premiership tie yesterday.

An Innocent Muchaneka second minute goal was all it needed to give the Gamecocks the points with the hosts failing to find an equaliser despite a spirited performance.

Mutare City gaffer Ndega Matsika felt that luck was simply not on their side vowing to work ever harder to grind out positive results as relegation looms large.

He feels two wins will help them close in the gap on other sides.

“The performance was not bad and we were unlucky. It is now a bit difficult to survive relegation but we are not giving up. The league is not yet over only two wins will help us,” Matsika opined.

Gamecocks coach Joey Antipas blamed the close contest to a bad field after his side failed to impose themselves on the match.

“Happy with the three points but the performance was not up to scratch due to the  bumpy pitch. We could not play our normal game. What is important is we got three points on the road,” Antipas said.

The visitors started the game on fire with dangerous forays into the Mutare City Rovers’ goal area which almost earned them a penalty in the first minute when Obriel Chirinda went down under challenge from Joseph Chitawira.

Referee Dumisani Khumalo was, however, not interested.

The first decent chance for the hosts was to come after half an hour when Innocent Muzhara’s header off a Tinashe Kabanda free kick was parried over by Bernard Donovan.

They were, however imminently rewarded for their early pressure when Mucheneka’s shot caught Magusha’s shot stopper Alfred Chiname on the wrong side of action.

The Gamecocks almost doubled their advantage on 69 minutes but Moses Jackson’s shot hit the woodwork with Chiname well beaten.

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