Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chicken Inn And Bosso Match

BOSSO LIVE MATCH REPORT
Chicken Inn……….0
Bosso………………..0

Host team Chicken Inn put up a drab showing by employing unorthodox tactics to frustrate Highlanders in a highly uninspiring match played at Barbourfields Stadium. The match inevitably fizzled out to a goal less draw.
The home team never showed any intentions of wanting to win the game and seemed content with sitting back and playing for a point. Their only route to goal came via the tired old technique of long throw ins by Evans Chikwaikwai which all came to nothing. Rough and over the top tackles were the order of the day. Bosso were missing the services of Masimba Mambare and Bruce Tshuma due to injury and Peter "Rio" Moyo could join them on the sidelines as he finished the game limping after being the target of nasty challenges.
The Chicken Inn medic was the busier of the medics as he had to attend to his players who for the large part were feigning injury. This was evidenced by the uncharacteristic high number of drop balls that the referee had to preside over after stopping play countless times. The goalkeeper Nyoni was booked for time wasting and his on field players were lackadaisical when it came to taking free kicks and throw ins.

The home team also decided to withdraw ball boys as soon as the second half tipped off and they were sent to the stands. No one was left to pick up balls out of touch. It came as a surprise when only one minute was added by the referee as additional time.

Going back to the game, chances themselves were few and far between. Our first real opening came in the 10th minute when Bhekimpilo Ncube's powerful and low free kick just went wide of the post. Milton Ncube then waltzed his way past a couple of bemused defenders and was face to face with the goalie albeit from a tight angle and his effort was parried by the latter for a corner kick.

There was a huge penalty appeal when Milton appeared to have been muscled off the ball illegal by Hebert Dick. The referee had his whistle in his mouth about to blow for an infringement but unbelievably & instanteously changed his mind and called for play on.

Bosso upped their game in the second half with some delightful quick passes. It left Chicken Inn defenders flat footed and when Rio found Milton, the latter hurried his shot and it went wide of goal again. The best chance of the game came when Rio left three chicken inn players for dead and rolled the ball to Graham Ncube who only had to tap it into an empty net but inexplicably hit a tame effort back across goal and against a stumbling defender.
The game then fizzled out. Bosso remain 2nd and Chicken Inn 7th, 15 points off pace.

Ariel 8
Zim's new number one was rarely troubled.
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Atlast 6
Stuck to mahachi luck glue though was a bit jittery at times.
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Kangwa 7
Was evergreen as always.
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Eric 8
Man of the Match. He was impressive once more and never gave the opposition a sniff.
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Innocent 6.5
Was uncharacteristically jittery at times.
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Mthulisi 6
Mthulisi was heavily marked and didn't see much of the ball
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Rio 8
Fought tirelessly though out. Was on the receiving end of most crude tackles.
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Milton 7
Gave Dick a torrid time. Could have easily scored a goal or two.
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Graham 6
Missed a sitter in the second half
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Bheki 7
Possesses some deft touches. Played well.
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Munawa 7
Took over from Mthulisi and played with aplomb.
By Sbue
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