Monomotapa . . . . . . . .(0) 1
Blue Rangers . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Kuda Musharus second half header helped Monomotapa to a win over woeful Blue Rangers in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Rufaro Stadium yesterday.
The visitors finished the match a man down after Crispen Dickson was red-carded with four minutes left to play for kicking Russel Madamombe in the face in a tussle for possession.
Monoz looked desperate to get over the 5-1 defeat to Hwange a fortnight ago, attacking in numbers from the onset.
Tawanda Nyamandwes volley early on was tipped over by goalkeeper Seaba Maponga and the big striker had another effort hitting the side netting midway through the first half.
Knowledge Machonas header was cleared off the line on the 31st minute as Monoz made their intentions known.
The two teams went to the break on equal footing, but Monoz went ahead straight after the restart when Musharu headed home a free-kick from the right.
Rangers, winless in 10 matches tried hard to come back into the game and had two great chances all coming from crosses, but Talent Munetsi and substitute Paul Nyikadzino took turns to waste them.
Despite the late onslaught, the Taurai Mangwiro-coached side managed to hold on for the three points which helped them move to sixth position on the log standings with 17 points while Rangers remain rooted at the basement with three points.