Quelaton . . . . . . . (1) 1
Blue Rangers . . . . (1) 1
Quelaton and Blue Rangers shared spoils in a game that had many wasted chances in a Castle Lager Premiership football match played before a disappointing crowd at Luveve Stadium yesterday.
Blue Rangers scored one of the fastest goals in the Premiership through striker Mario Mabacho in the first minute and looked set to collect their first set of maximum points before the hosts replied four minutes before the end of the first half.
Quelaton got their equaliser through Tedius Mugyumanya in the 41st minute.
Coaches from either side rued the wasted chances.
Rangers coach Wishes Shiridzinomwa said: “We played very well and conceded a silly goal. We wanted three points, but a point away from home was all the better.
“We have managed to score first in almost our games, but then I don’t know what gets into the boys; they just lose concentration and I think we have to work on that.”
His counterpart Farai Sibanda, getting the team’s first draw in nine matches after two wins and six losses, was equally worried.
“We played our game well, but we failed to convert so many chances and have to work on our strikers. We could have scored more goals. We should work hard as we head for Zvishavane against FC Platinum,” Sibanda said.
Mabacho connected a Talent Munetsi cross to beat Quelaton goalkeeper Freedom Magaba with only a minute into the game.
And just before the first half ended, Quelaton anchorman Gracious Muleya initiated a move from the centre and exchanged passes with Innocent Kutsanzira who dribbled past Blue Rangers defender Nyasha Chazika before setting up Mugumanya who rifled past goalkeeper Seaba Maponga.
Rangers remain at the bottom of the log standings with three points while Quelaton now have four points after three were deducted for using an ineligible player.