Dynamos 4-1 Shabanie Mine
DYNAMOS shot to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday with a crushing 4-1 win over Shabanie Mine at Rufaro.
Playing just 24 hours after Highlanders suffered their first defeat in 24 matches at the same venue, Dynamos made light work of the visitors.
Callisto Pasuwa’s men raced to a two-goal half-time lead after Ocean Mushure’s 34th minute opener before Saprine Muchabaya beat his own keeper just before the break.
Former CAPS United star Simba Sithole, playing his first match for the Harare club after a stint at Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa, scored the third six minutes after the breather before Farai Mupasiri applied the coup de grace with a fourth.
Francis Kanda reduced the deficit late on for Luke Masomere’s men but Dynamos were not to be denied.
The champions had lost top spot last Wednesday when they went down 1-0 to Chicken Inn in Bulawayo while Highlanders beat Hwange 1-0 at the Colliery on the same day.
Without having to step out of first gear in a nervy opening half hour, Dynamos found themselves ahead as Mushure grabbed his second goal in four matches.
And when Muchabaya sliced an attempted clearance from David Kutyauripo’s cross past Victor Twaliki, a drubbing was on the cards.
Sithole tapped in the third before a six-minute stoppage to allow a corner flag to be fixed.
When play resumed, Mupasiri emphasised the gap in quality as he converted a fourth for the champions.
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At Mandava, Harare City stunned FC Platinum 1-0 with Crybert Muguti scoring the only goal on 27 minutes.
At Luveve, CAPS United were held to a 1-1 draw by basement club Quelaton. Simba Manwere gave the hosts the lead in the 25th minute but Nqobile Mpala equalised for United who are now unbeaten in five matches.
At Ascot in Gweru, Hardbody stunned Motor Action 2-0 through goals by veteran Malvern Nyakabangwe and Piniel Manhope.
At Sakubva, Chicken Inn secured a point despite falling behind to a controversial penalty converted by Buffaloes goalkeeper Tapiwa Mafunga after 20 minutes.
Guide Goddard rescued Adam Ndlovu’s travellers with the equaliser on the hour mark.
Hwange and Black Mambas were the only teams inactive this weekend. They will play on Wednesday.
Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Results
Dynamos 4-1 Shabanie Mine; Buffaloes 1-1 Chicken Inn; Quelaton 1-1 CAPS United; FC Platinum 0-1 Harare City; Hardbody 2-0 Motor Action
Monomotapa 3-0 Highlanders; Blue Rangers 3-2 Gunners