Dynamos . . . . . . (3) 5
Masvingo . . . . . . (0) 1
Dynamos answered their critics with an exciting blend of football that saw them whipping a hapless Masvingo United in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Rufaro Stadium Monday.
This was Dynamos’ second win in six matches and the only other match in which they were able to score. They had only managed to score twice against FC Platinum.
That pushed Dynamos into eighth place with eight points, one behind Masvingo who retained seventh place.
It was also a match in which Rodrick Mutuma broke his duck by scoring a brace gaining momentary favour from the Vietnam stand where Dynamos supporters have hurled insults at him.
David Kutyauripo converted the opener from the spot, while the other two goals came from Denver Mukamba and Martin Vengesayi in injury time.
Welcome Ndiweni scored the visitors’ sole goal and coach Luke Masomere admitted Dynamos had had the upper hand.
“Dynamos were the better side but I feel the first goal was unfair. That was a soft tackle that did not warrant awarding a penalty. However, I am of the view that minus that goal Dynamos were hungry for victory and they deserved the win,” Masomere said.
Tichaona Diya, the Dynamos goalkeepers coach, said: “This was a good performance and we started well. I think this is a sign that the team is back. We will have to continue like this when we meet Monomotapa.”
In took a 27th minute penalty for Dynamos to find the opener after Philip Chandisaita was adjudged to have roughed up Mukamba in the box.
Kutyauripo beat Wonderful Peperere from the spot to send the goal-starved DeMbare supporters into a frenzy.
Kutyauripo after scoring made a gesture to the Dynamos executive sitting in the VVIP section that it was time they paid. It was a clear sign of the problems in the team, who had threatened to boycott the match during lunchtime at a local restaurant.
Nine minutes later Mukamba took advantage of a lapse in concentration dispossessing Vengai Sinamayi of the ball just outside the box before unleashing a low shot that gave Peperere no chance.
Two minutes later Augustine Mbara, impressive all afternoon, crossed the ball from the left flank after a spirited run and a Mutuma tap-in made it three-nil.
It was his first goal this season and his celebration showed much relief.
Masvingo United thereafter seemed to have awakened from their slumber but a goal by Johnson Zimbabe a minute before halftime was ruled offside.
Mbara was to provide another pinpoint cross on the hour that Mutuma headed home but a moment of madness followed when in his euphoria he broke the corner flag forcing a 14-minute stoppage after referee Norman Matemera demanded the flag be fixed before the match could resume.
Masvingo had the better of exchanges in the last 20 minutes of the match and were deservedly rewarded in the 95th minute by a Ndiweni goal, so beautiful it was arguably the goal of the afternoon.
But in the 16th minute of injury time Vengesayi who replaced Mutuma killed the match when he scored off a William Kupera pass.