HIGHLANDERS retained top spot in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League despite dropped points in a 0-0 draw at home to Chicken Inn on Sunday.
Elsewhere, CAPS United made it four wins from four games with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Hardbody at Ascot Stadium in Gweru.
Goal-keeper Edmore Sibanda struck at thunderbolt against Hardbody as they recorded their first win outside Harare to move into sixth position with 17 points.
Shabanie Mine were the biggest scorers of the weekend when they thumped hapless Hwange 4-1 at the Colliery.
Fransisco Zvikumbawire gave Hwange the lead after 35 minutes before hit-man Nelson Mazivisa levelled matters in the 45th minute before completing his brace in the 83rd minute after Johane Chisunga had made it 2-1 in the 66th minute.
Caleb Masocha added the fourth in the 89th minute to seal a win that saw Luke Masomere’s men move into third position with 18 points, the same as FC Platinum who overcame Quelaton 2-0 on Saturday.
At Rufaro Stadium, Monomotapa recovered from their 5-1 drubbing by Hwange last week to beat Blue Rangers 1-0 through a goal from Kuda Musharu.
In Mutare, Gunners picked up a point in a 2-2 draw against Buffaloes.
Lloyd Katongomara opened the scoring for the hosts after 17 minutes before the visitors equalised in the 31st minute through Munyaradzi Chiwara.
Gunners then took the lead on the hour via Charles Makuruva before Fungai Chirinda was red carded in the 75th minute when he sued his hands to clear the ball of the line.
His coach Thanks Tengwe was also shown the red card for excessive complaining before Dananai Chinowawa converted from the spot.
Highlanders 0-0 Chicken Inn, Buffaloes 2-2 Gunners, Hardbody 0-1 CAPS United, Hwange 1-4 Shabanie Mine, Monomotapa 1-0 Blue Rangers
FC Platinum 2-0 Quelaton, Black Mambas 0-3 Motor Action