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AN impressive Lameck Nhamo was the hero as he netted the first hat-trick of the season to give Triangle victory in the first Lowveld Castle Lager Premiership derby at Gibbo yesterday.

Nhamo turned on the show, with two beautiful goals, to ensure that Biggie Zuze won the battle of the DeMbare legends that left his counterpart Moses Chunga stunned.

Triangle could even afford the luxury of a missed penalty by Pasca Manhanga who also had an effort ruled out for offside.

Chiredzi almost opened the scoring in the seventh minute but Abel Gwatidzo headed wide after an inviting cross from Tapiwa Dhephistara.

Dhephistara was unlucky not to win a penalty for his side when his shot was handled by Jimmy Tigere inside the box.

After the break the game really burst into life. Triangle full back Praise Tonha, who was superb in defence and excellent in attack, set up Lameck for the first goal who did not make a mistake in the 50th minute.

Dhephistara was then fouled by Blessing Chimwamuchere to earn Chiredzi a free-kick on the edge of the box. Munyaradzi Chiwara stepped and his ferocious shot gave Ronald Mudimu no chance to level the scores.

Fidelis Mangezi then handled inside the box but was bailed out by Makore who saved Manhanga’s spot kick.

Lameck scored his second and third goals in the 79th and 80th minutes, both of them superb strikes, from identical assists from the enterprising Tonha.

Brian Juwayeyi hit the post with his first touch in the 87th minute from a Lameck assist. Chunga was not happy with the officiating.

“We had lot of possession but we were just unlucky not to score. The complexion could have changed but the Triangle defenders played basketball and the officials were happy.

“They had two well taken goals by Lameck and congratulations to them,” said Chunga.

Zuze was a happy man after the first day mauling their suffered at Maglas against Shabanie.

“We worked on the mistakes we made in our first game and today we showed a glimpse of what we are made of,” he said.

Source : The Herald