Caps United . . . . . . . (0) 2
Motor Action . . . . . . .(4)4
Dynamos . . . . . . . . . . (1)4
Douglas Warriors . . . . . 0
Motor Action ran riot in the first half, hitting four goals past Soccer Star of the Year finalist Edmore Sibanda in a league match played at the National Sports Stadium on Wednesday.
Enasio Perezo (8th min, 18th min), Allan Gahadzikwa (12th min) and Charles Sibanda (40th min) scored for the Bulls while Gilbert Mapemba (67th min) and Marvel Samaneka (90th min) reduced the arrears for Caps United.
The win took the Bulls’ tally to 63 points to stay abreast of championship contenders Dynamos who drubbed Douglas Warriors 4-0 across town. The goal difference is now: Motor Action plus 32, Dynamos plus 29.
The Mighty Bulls face Lengthens in their last game while Dynamos take on Black Mambas. Dynamos need to win by four goals and that margin will continue increasing if Bulls score against Lengthens.
Caps United coach Moses Chunga said after the game: “I think we played for Motor Action. We were not in this game at all. Terrible afternoons continue to haunt us. We are not used to conceding four goals in the first half.”
Joey Antipas, the Bulls coach, heaved a sigh of relief: “This win actually puts us in the driving seat. We hope to win the last match with a wider margin.”
Perezo struck in the eighth minute when he connected a Bheki Ncube cross and four minutes later Gahadzikwa headed home from Isaac Masame’s delivery.
The Mighty Bulls were not finished as they were back again to haunt CAPS United in the 18th minute with Perezo, scoring his second of the afternoon, connecting yet another Ncube cross. Sibanda then made it four for the Mighty Bulls when he collected a pass from a throw-in in the Caps United half before subtracting two defenders and firing from home from 20 metres.
Makepekepe pulled one back when they were awarded a free kick just outside goalkeeper Marlon Jani’s penalty area. Up stepped Sibanda to release Gilbert Mapemba who fired home in the 67th minute.
Their second goal came at the stroke of 90 minutes when Marvel Samaneka exchanged passes with Stephen Alimenda before driving the ball home.
At Rufaro Stadium, Dynamos walloped Douglas Warriors to remain second on the Premiership log standings.
Dynamos scored through captain George Magariro in the ninth minute, Evans Gwekwerere in the 63rd minute and 90th minute and Benjamin Marere in the 68th minute.
It was not a good day for Douglas warriors who joined Bantu Rovers and FC Victoria in the unfashionable Division One League.
The Marondera-based team is third from the bottom of the log with 20 points, six less than Lengthens who are fourth from the bottom with only one game to go.
Dynamos raised their game in the second half with the introduction of soccer star finalist Desmond Maringwa in the 66th minute.
But it was Marere who stole the show when he gained possession in the centre circle and outpaced four defenders before blasting past a hapless Douglas Warriors goalkeeper.
The winger scored again when he dribbled past three defenders on the wing before squaring the ball to Gwekwerere for an easy tap in.
Gwekwerere completed his brace at the stroke of full time when he latched on to an Archieford Gutu pass and expertly chipped over the outdrawn keeper.