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Mushowani Stars coach Paul Chimalizeni was left to rue two precious points dropped rather than the point gained in their top of the table World Navi Northern Region Division One League match against Bindura United at Afdis on Saturday.A victory for Mushowani could have seen them taking over pole position from Bindura but they blew the opportunity when being held 0-0 in their backyard.

Chimalizeni was disappointed as his side dropped two places after the Mashonaland Central derby which was, however, served away from the province failed to live to its billing as both teams wasted scoring chances.

“With a bit of luck we could have won the game but we created chances and we missed like in the 84th minute my captain could have just headed home a goal. But it’s one of those games but we could have won this match,” said Chimalizeni.

The former Lengthens coach said there is need to work harder on his attack in the second half of the season.

“It was a good game especially in the second half they were all defending, so tough luck to us. Our next move is to work hard so that we perfect on scoring and flowing of the ball so that we get goals.

“We could have used this chance, won this game and go on top but it’s one of those things that happen in soccer. Actually we wanted a win at all coast but it didn’t go our way so there is no way we can do it but we just take the games as they come and focus ahead to the coming games,” said Chimalizeni.

While Chimalizeni was not too happy at dropping two points, his counterpart, John Wilo was happy with the point gained on the road but also stressed that there were some greay areas that his team needed to imropve on.

“It means we are not lost we. It’s part of the game you lose some and you draw some so I think it is up to us again to go back to the drawing board and workout especially upfront where we are having short of goals.

“About the team’s performance I was happy they were playing well. It’s only that the defenders were up to the task. Some few occasions we ventured upfront they equalled the task, the Mushowani defenders so we failed to penetrate,” said Wilo.

Mushowani could have found the target in the 13th minute but Davis Kamanga’s effort went over the bar. Kamanga continued to haunt Bindura on the right side but his efforts could not yield any fruits.

The hosts still had a chance to claim victory late on but their skipper Zivanai Mhanda failed to find the target from close range.

The draw saw Mushowani who were three points behind Bindura dropping to fourth position as Gunners who had the same points as Mushowani before the weekend’s games beat Chegutu Pirates to move into second place with 31 points.

Former Premiership champions Gunners got their priceless goal from long serving forward Charles Mukuruva in the 36th minute.

Nesbert “Yabo” Saruchera’s Flame Lilly climbed up the log standings to third position with 30 points after they dismissed Twalumba 1-0.

Results: Commando 1, Black Mambas 1 DStv Rangers 3, Dc Academy 3 Blue Swallows 1, Ngezi Platinum 2 Mushowani 0, Bindura 0 Flame Lilly 1, Twalumba 0 ZRP Morris 1, Seven Flames 1 Karoi United 4, Royal Classic 1 Lake Harvest 2, Starbill 0 Chegutu 0, Gunners 1.

Source : The Herald