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Dynamos second after How Mine rout


Not aggressive enough ... How Mine coach Philani Mabhena felt they could have done better

23/06/2013 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
Goal delight ... Patrick Khumbula celebrates one of his goals
 
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Dynamos 3-0 How Mine

PATRICK Khumbula scored a double as champions Dynamos emphatically beat How Mine 3-0 in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League tie at Rufaro on Sunday.

The win lifted Dynamos back to second place on the league table with 28 points after rivals Harare City fell 1-4 away to Hwange.

Former Monomotapa forward Russel Madamombe scored the other goal for the champions.

Khumbula was excited with the brace which took his goal tally four in the current campaign.

“I am happy to score a brace. It was unfortunate I couldn’t get a hat trick,” he said.

“But the play was okay today and we are looking forward to winning our next matches. I think the first goal was the best. I beat the keeper and I don’t usually score those goals.”

How Mine started brightly with Thembani Masuku missing a headed opportunity from a cross by Thandazani Ndlovu just after three minutes.

In the ninth minute, Dynamos midfielder Devon Chafa had a chance to put his side ahead but his free-kick from outside the box sailed over the bar.

But the home team surged ahead nine minutes later after Khumbula pounced on a pass from the left by Ocean Mushure pushed it forward before side footing the ball past How Mine keeper Pedzisai Gumiremhete.

As Dynamos took control of the match Tawanda Muparati missed a couple of good opportunities in the 24th and 34th minute with his efforts going over the bar.

How Mine forward Warren Dube was unlucky on 39 minutes as his effort following a cross from Khumbuyani Banda was cleared out of danger.

Despite coming close to getting an equaliser, Dynamos increased their lead at the stroke of the first half with Madamombe scoring a stunning goal straight from a free kick.

In the second half, Dynamos continued to pile the pressure on the visitors and on 52 minutes, Thomas Magorimbo missed after a good set up by Khumbula.

However, it was Ocean Mushure who could have found his name on the score sheet but his rasping shot was superbly saved by Gumiremhete.

Khumbula then completed his brace on 61 minutes when Tawanda Muparati’s defence splitting pass found Mushure on the left and he delivered an equally beautiful cross into the box for Khumbula to finish off.

A minute later Gumiremhete earned himself an unnecessary yellow card for pushing a ball boy as frustration appeared to be taking its toll on the visitors.



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Dynamos were missing the services of defender Partson Jaure, Cliff Sekete and Washington Pakamisa through injury but still managed to hold on to their lead.

Khumbula could have scored a hat trick at the death after unleashing a rasping shot but Gumiremhete was equal to the task.

Pasuwa said he was happy with the victory after their defeat to Buffaloes.

“It’s a good victory for us especially coming from a defeat to Buffaloes. As one of our targets I think we will get there,” he said.

“That defeat to Buffaloes is a reminder that there are no small teams anymore. I think this season there is stiff competition which is good for our football. We welcome the competition.”

How Mine coach Philani Mabhena said his side were not aggressive in front of goal.

“I wouldn’t blame our defence for the goals we conceded. I think we had some chances but were not aggressive enough," said Mabhena.

"We will now go back to the drawing board and plan for the upcoming matches in the second half of the season.”

Weekend Results

Saturday: Tripple B 4-2 Buffaloes (Dulibadzimu), FC Platinum 1-0 Black Rhinos (Mandava), CAPS United 2-1 Highlanders (National Sports)

Sunday: Shabanie Mine 1-2 Chicken Inn (Maglas), Triangle United 1-0 Black Mambas (Gibbo), Dynamos 3-0 How Mine (Rufaro), Hwange 4-1 Harare City (Colliery)





 
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