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Motor Action turned on the heat in the second half to dispatch relegated Quelaton in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Motor Action Sports Club Wednesday.

Report by Ranganai Dzotizei

Goals from Yves Ebabali and substitute Gift Phiri ensured the “Might Bulls” follow-up on their 5-0 drubbing of Blue Rangers with an easy win at home.

The game started with both sides failing to create meaningful opportunities on goal.

Norman Maroto could have put the Bulls ahead, but his flashed header skewed wide on 30 minutes and five minutes later, a carbon copy of the earlier attempt hit the side netting. In the second half, the hosts came out firing with striker Merciful Ncube shooting wide two minutes after restart.

He, however, found the target three minutes later, but referee Batsirai Muchenje chalked it off for offside. Bulls’ second half onslaught finally reaped some fruits on 56 minutes when impressive winger Ebabali made a mazy run down the middle and before everyone knew it, let go a stinger with went it via the upright, leaving goalkeeper Freedom Magaba counting stars.

Joey Antipas’ men were on overdrive, threatening to turn the screws on their opposition and Ncube, who bagged a hat-trick at the weekend, couldn’t find his range in the 62nd minute when his crisp header from an Isaac Masame cross flew agonisingly wide. Masame should have done better with his precision on goal after 69 minutes when he shot at Magaba. The easiest option was to place the ball beyond his reach.

However, a minute later the Bulls fans were on their feet again on an overcast afternoon — thanks to a moment of sheer brilliance from Phiri.

After a great exchange of passes involving Protasho Kabwe and Ebabali, Phiri lined up a thunderbolt from 20 metres that Magaba never knew off as it landed in the roof of the nets to seal the points for the Bulls.

Bulls remain eighth with 39 points from 27 matches while “Kwela Kwela”, already relegated, lie on the basement with 11 points.

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