Bullets take aim at Diamond miners

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Craneborne Bullets

By Courage Nyaya

Cranborne Bullets are one of the only two teams in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League who go into Match Day 8 still winless, but the army side is hoping to change its fortunes against the pacesetters Manica Diamonds at the Baobab Stadium  in Mhondoro-Ngezi tomorrow.

Cranborne Bullets have managed just two points, in the process scoring a paltry three goals from seven matches.

Their problems seem to be all over the pitch as they have been shipping in goals, conceding nine in their last three matches.

On the other hand, Manica Diamonds have the most impressive record so far, winning five, playing out a single draw and losing once, in the process scoring 17 goals at a rate of more that two goals per game.

But Cranborne Bullets are not fazed by log positions and are looking to make the first step towards lifting themselves out of the relegation mud.

Even though faced with a depleted squad with most of his players injured, coach Nesbert Saruchera said he is optimistic ahead of the must-win clash against Manica Diamonds.

“Although most of our guys are still injured, we cannot keep on mourning about it. We need to bounce back in style. We have managed to work without them, I cannot complain at the moment. Manica Diamonds are on top but we are not afraid of them, we have prepared enough. We need to bounce back like yesterday,” said Saruchera.

The duel promises to be an exciting one as the two teams tussle for points, yet with different ambitions in mind.

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