A last minute Masimba Mambare strike was all Highlanders needed to go back to the top of the Castle Lager Premier League Log.
Hwange started the stronger, pumping in long balls and bypassing the midfield. The first chance of the game fell to hwange when their lone striker hustled his way past Atlast but shot straight at Ariel who punched the ball back into play and the rebound fell to another Hwange forward whose header crashed against the woodwork. Hwange continued piling on the pressure and in the 25th min Mdzingwa received a goal kick pass from Ariel, he slipped and failed to control the ball, a Hwange striker pounced, shot straight and Ariel made a diving save. Bosso then reorganised with Mambare and Bheki exchanging positions and Munawa started winning more balls in the centre. We started piling on the pressure but their defenders stood solid winning most of the ariel balls. Hwange then resorted to some rough play which saw Bosso winning a lot of free kicks outside the 18 area box. The teams went to the breather tied at nil all with the hot weather seeming to have affected play. The second half resumed with the Bosso gaffer making a substitution, Beavan Chikaka replacing Bhekimpilo Ncube who was out of sorts. Hwange continued with their strong defending and on 62min Peter Rio came in for Milton who was tightly marked throughout. The game changed tempo with some good combination by Rio Chikaka and Ozias but the goal just wouldn't come. In the 70th min Mzdingwa tried a long range shot just outside the centre circle in Hwange`s half and it missed the goal by inches. Kaindu then made another tactical change with Heritan Masuku coming in for Bruce Kangwa and so the formation changed to 3-5-2. Heritan made some good runs on the right, combining well with Rio but we lacked that final touch, Chikaka shot and hit the side net. With the game seemingly heading for a draw and Hwange players looking comfortable with that they started time wasting tactics. Three minutes into injury time and still goalless Bosso then won a free kick just outside the box and quick thinking by who Mthulisi rightly didnt wait for the referee nor the Hwange players to organise, he quickly played the ball to Mambare who also didn't hesitate and shot streight at goal with the Keeper punching the ball into his own net. With the Bosso family celebrating the Hwange team mobbed the ref protesting. The ref then blew for full-time soon after the restart. Bosso supporters who where in the majority went wild with joy. Wonderfull scenes of happy people.
Man of the Match, made some good saves from those few chances that Hwange got.
Atlast & Kangwa 5
Did as well as they could.
Ever green, played well and had some shots on target
The captain did not put a foot wrong
Had a good game in the mid and had some good shots and was also a victim of rough play
Milton and Ozias 5
They had quiet a afternoon.
Made some good runs on the right link but the Hwange defenders thwarted him
played well and he his experience counted and it contributed to that goal.
Poor day at the office.
Rio and Heritan came in as substitutes and they changed the rhythm of the game
Match official made a lot of verbal warnings and only issued a single yellow card to a Hwange...
IT SHALL BE WELL...
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