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OMs handed fourth league defeat


OLD MILTONIANS (OMs) failed in their quest to get their first set of full points as they suffered a 14-3 defeat to Gweru Sports Club in a National Rugby League match played at Gweru Sports Club on Saturday.

Report by Vitalis Moyo

The defeat was the fourth consecutive defeat for OMs who are yet to record any victory in their league campaign so far as they are sitting at the bottom of the log on zero points after four games.

The Theo Weale-coached outfit went down to Old Hararians in their opening game before conceding a 65-19 defeat to Harare Sports Club in their second game and losing 55-23 to Western Panthers a fortnight ago.

Weale told NewsDay Sport that despite suffering four league defeats, he remained positive about his team’s chances.

“Looking at our loss to Gweru, one can note that we have improved our play as we now have a structure that we are playing in line with. We have learnt a lot of lessons from our defeats and we are hoping that there will be a turnaround,” Weale said.

“We have been our biggest enemies as we have given our opponents points and easy tries. We made mistakes and our opponents took advantage of that and we were rightfully defeated because of that. We really need to pick ourselves up as we continue with the games.”

Panthers continued with their fairytale run in the league as they recorded their fourth victory of the season when they beat league debutants Zvishavane Bulls 19-8 in Gweru.

Tries from lock Tichaona Pamhadzi, Fletcher Ndlovu and Kudakwashe Chimukuyu as well as two conversions from Mayibongwe Ncube ensured that Panthers left Gweru with maximum points.

Panthers are now in third position with 18 points having lost once to Old Georgians in their league campaign while Bulls, who are yet to record a victory so far in their campaign, are on seventh position with a single point.

Matabeleland Warriors continue singing the blues as they lost 37-29 at home to Old Hararians.

Warriors, who were runners-up last season, had taken a 19-5 lead at half-time and looked set to record their second win of the season, but failed to contain a determined Old Hararians who fought their way back into the game to secure their fourth win of the season.

The pick of the week saw Old Georgians maintain their 100% winning record when they defeated Harare Sports Club 29-21.

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