Motor Action ………………………0
Highlanders ………………………. 0
Motor Action’s ambitions of winning their maiden championship took a serious knock on Sunday after they were held to a goalless draw by Highlanders in a Premiership match played at Motor Action Sports Club on Sunday.
The Mighty Bulls coach Joey Antipas was left scratching his head after watching his side dropping two crucial points which left his team equal on points with Dynamos who walloped FC Victoria 3 – 1 at Mucheke Stadium on Sunday.
Both teams are now on 60 points although Motor Action still enjoy the top position because of a superior goal difference.
The log leaders have a goal difference of plus 30 while Dynamos have a plus 25.
Highlanders remained on third place, seven points adrift of Dynamos.
Antipas was however pleased with a point against a “good Highlanders side” despite the repercussion the result may have on his championship quest with games fast running out.
“A point against a good side like Highlanders is not bad at all, it’s a good point,” said Antipas after the match.
The former national team assistant coach still believes the championship is still within his reach.
“We are still on course for the championship although we made it tough for ourselves today . It was a tough match, we fought hard but unfortunately the game ended in a deadlock,” he said.
Mkhuphali “Mr Cooper” Masuku, whose winning streak came to a halt said:
“It was a quite tough match. I’m satisfied with the point but it was not good enough for me. We wanted to win the match but Motor Action is a good team.”
“It’s over for Highlanders, we tried very hard but it was a bit late for us.
“We are no longer in the race, it’s now a two man race between Dynamos and Motor Action,” said the former Highlanders player.
Highlanders, backed by a vociferous and unfamiliar combination of Highlanders and Dynamos fans were the first to settle in the match, controlling proceedings and were clearly the hungrier side although they were sloppy in the final third.
The Mighty Bulls on the other hand were a disjointed lot and clearly lacking the services of soccer star finalist Allan Gahadzikwa who was suspended for the match.
Charles Sibanda, who has been inspirational to the Mighty Bulls this season was fighting a lone battle in the middle and almost stole the three points for his side in the 72nd minute but his rasping shot flew over the cross bar.