EASTERN Region Division One football side Hippo Valley opened a 13-point lead gap at the summit of the log-standings after defeating Southdowns 4-0 in Chiredzi at the weekend.
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It was sweet revenge for the Lowveld-based side, who had suffered their first defeat of the season against the same team in Week 15.
Hippo Valley are now on 43 points from 16 matches, Mutare City Rovers remained on second position after their match against Mutare Polytechnic was postponed.
The Mutare municipality-owned side have 30 points from 15 matches, Ruwa are on third position with 28 points after picking a point against Surrey in a one-all stalemate in Marondera.
Tenax continued with the free-fall after losing 1-0 against Renco Mine at the weekend.
Gaza Gunners continued to move away from the relegation zone after beating Rimbi Sunshine 4-1 in a derby match in Chipinge and lie in 11th place with 19 points. Rimbi Sunshine are second from bottom with 12 points.
The much awaited derby between ZRP Masvingo and Masvingo United was postponed at the eleventh hour.
Former Premiership side Masvingo United have 22 points from 15 matches while their counterparts ZRP Masvingo are lying on 13th position with 17 points from the same number of matches.