Buffaoes . . . . . . . . . .(1) 3
Triangle . . . . . . . . . . . (1) 1
BUFFALOES came from a goal behind to salvage an important 3-1 home win over Triangle in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Sakubva Stadium yesterday.
It was sweet revenge for the army side, who lost to same side 2-0 in Chiredzi in the first half of the season.
Triangle goalkeeper Ashely Reyners was called into action in the first minute of the match after saving Steven Sibanda header from the near post.
The Lowveld-based were the better team in the first half as they refused to be cowed by the home side and in the 31th minute impressive Buffaloes goalkeeper Blessing Mwandimutsira smothered Tawanda Muyendi’s firm header from close range. Three minutes later, striker Terrence Ganyata thrust Triangle into the lead after curling a fine shot far to the left of the diving Mwandimutsira.
Buffaloes gunslinger Jacob Muzokomba took his tally to nine goals in added time of the first half when he made good use of a Wonder Sithole square pass to restore parity.
After the breather, the home side took the match to their opponents with the spirit of ants and determination of a bee. In the 52nd minute, the army side midfielder Admire Dzumbunu’s blistering shot from his opposition box missed the target by a few centimetres.
Lloyd Katongomara marked his first appearance in the Buffaloes line-up after an injury he suffered last year and he didn’t disappoint after heading home a Wonder Sithole free-kick to send the home fans into a frenzy.
Buffaloes head coach Timothy “Sicho” Masachi was on cloud nine saying his charges played according to instructions in the second half.
His counterpart Gishon Ntini blamed the referees for poor officiating.