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Midlands Derby ends in draw


CHAPUNGU . . . . . . . (0) (1)
SHABANIE MINE . . . .(1) (1)


CHAPUNGU came from behind to earn a point draw against fellow Midlands outfit Shabanie Mine at Ascot Stadium yesterday in a Castle Premiership match.

Hillary Mugoniwa cancelled Talbot Mthombeni’s first half goal to ensure that both teams share the spoils in the first Midlands derby.

Chapungu head coach John Nyikadzino was happy with his team’s second half performance and acknowledged that a draw is not a bad result in a derby match.

“I was not happy with our first half performance but the response in the second half was pleasing. Getting a point in a derby is not a bad result,” said Nyikadzino.

Visiting coach John Phiri conceded that a draw was a fair result though he bemoaned the lapse in concentration from his charges.

“We played well and we only conceded because of that lapse in concentration but a draw was a fair result for both teams,” said Phiri.
Shabanie Mine started the match with an upper hand and in the second and 15th minute Zvikomborero Bizeki and Carlos Mesi’s efforts crashed against the woodwork respectively.

But in the 82nd minute, goalkeeper Victor Twaliki failed to cut a cross from Gift Phiri leaving Mugoniwa to place the ball into an empty net.

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