Log leaders Sheasham FC drop points

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Sheasham Football Club has maintained a five point lead and are sitting at the top of the Central Region Soccer League after playing to a goalless draw against the Air Force side Chapungu United on Sunday.

Sheasham went into the game hoping to pick points, and extent their lead after second placed TelOne dropped points in a Gweru derby against Midlands State University (MSU) on Saturday, but the contest against Chapungu was so tight that the best result of the day was a draw.

Action swung from one end to the other but strikers from both sides remained goal-shy until the last whistle. Sheasham coach John Nyikadzino said he was satisfied with the result. A filled up Ascot stadium didn’t disappoint in terms of the entertainment but lack of goals spoiled the day.

“We had good chances that could have tilted the match in our favour but the match was very tight. We wanted a win but it was not to be because Chapungu played well. They also wanted a win. It was a real derby,” Nyikadzino said.

Chapungu interim coaches Tafadzwa Mombeshora and Tawanda Marimo seem to be doing well since the departure of Moses Chunga winning two matches and drawing three. They went into the game as underdogs but defied all odds and managed to snatch a point.

“We went into the match as underdogs but we put up a spirited fight against the log leaders and managed to share the spoils with them. We defied the odds and this is the spirit and character that we want as team.

“I give credit to the players for putting up a good fight, we take the point and prepare for the next match with the same zeal like we had against the log leaders”, Mombeshora said.

Third placed Vumbachikwe whose hopes of clinching the title are waning as the gap between them and log leaders Sheasham stretched to eight points with six matches before the end of the season although they are now three points behind second positioned TelOne.

Edmund Zhou’s goal from a free kick away at ZPC Munyati gave the Gatsi Mukombwe coached side something to smile about before the end of the league.

” We rejoice in this win because we close the gap against the leading pack. ZPC Munyati are a good side and winning at their fortress means a lot to team Vumbachikwe, we are a competitive side,” Mukombwe said.

Tongogara maintained fifth position on the log standings after a 3-0 win over Dulibadzimu while Bishopstone edged FC Platinum U19 2-1. Filabusi beat Loss Control 3-0 with Kwekwe United grinding out a 2-1 win over Paramount United.

Central Region Soccer League Week 20 Results

Tongogara 3-0 Dulibadzimu, Loss Control 0-3Filabusi United, ZPC Munyati 0-1Vumbachikwe
MSU 0-0 TelOne, Chapungu 0-0 Sheasham, Bishopstone 2-1 FC Platinum U19, Kwekwe United 2-1 Paramounthttps://masvingomirror.com

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