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A 27th minute goal by Allan Gahadzikwa cemented Motor Action’s lead at the top of the log as they defeated Hwange by a single goal at the Colliery stadium Sunday.
The Bulls now lead the standings with 12 points after surging to 41 from 16 matches, Dynamos are second on 29 and defending champions third on 28.
Bulls coach Joey Antipas said he was pleased with the game and hoped the team would maintain its good form.
“We worked as a team although we put ourselves in trouble in the midfield but the win was well deserved’ he said.
Chipangano coach Tenant Chilumba revealed that he was disappointed and expected better from his team.
“The goal was one that could have been avoided. We will work more with our defence and hope we do not concede such unnecessary goals.”
Hwange will dread the number of chances they wasted as they had the attacked ferociously in the early minutes of the match with Simon Njeleza almost putting them in the lead in the eighth minute but saw his weak header punched away by Marlon Jani.
Poor communication cost Hwange as they lost the ball in the middle of the park, Motor Action capitalized on the loose ball and forced a corner which was quickly taken and directed to the lanky Gahadzikwa who headed home the winner.
Gilbert Zulu almost had Chipangano fans of their seats in the 36th minute, but his effort saved by Jani.
Jani further displayed his expertise as he acrobatically saved a menacing shot from Rodwell Chinyengetere.
In the second half Fortune Ncube came in for Simon Njeleza and quickly announced his presence by sending a curler to Chinyengetere who struck a bicycle kick, but again, it went over the bar.
After that a flurry of chances were wasted by both sides, although the visitors tried to stamp their authority in the game.
Hwange: T Sibanda, T Sibelo, J Kapenya, A Tshuma, G Ndhlovu, S Jongwe(O Mpofu 90th min), N Tshuma, N Phakathi, G Zulu, R Chinyengetere, S Njeleza (F Ncube 36th min).
Motor Action: M Jani, T Ndlovu, B Ncube, C Sibanda, E Tembo, S Mutenheri, I Masame(M Longwe),W Kupera(M Mambare 80th min),B Passmore, A Gahadzikwa, M Ncube