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Masvingo United were unlucky not to walk away with three points as they shared the spoils with hosts Zimbabwe Saints in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium on Thursday.

Masvingo United were the better team of the day from the onset and were duly rewarded in the 18th minute through a Johnson Zimbabe goal after he was set up by Saprine Muchabaya.

Masvingo looked set for victory but Zimbabwe Saints grabbed the crucial equaliser in the 90th minute through Simbarashe Gate after receiving a cross from former Highlanders striker Chipo Tsodzo.

Masvingo head coach, Luke Masomere, conceded that his team played well but said the referee, Mlindeli Ndebele, had played a part in Chikwata’s equaliser.

“It was a good game. I am happy with the result considering that some of the players were missing. I am disappointed because the match officials had a hand in Zimbabwe’s Saints equaliser,” Masomere alleged.

Saints’s head coach, Willard Khumalo, admitted his charges did not have a good day in the office but said he was happy with the point.

“It was unfortunate that my players never came to the party today. They never played well. A point is vital. But we have a lot of work to do judging from today’s game,” he said.