TRIANGLE continued with their win-less streak after they suffered a morale sapping 1-0 defeat against Chicken Inn in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match that was played at Gibbo Stadium on Sunday.
The Taurai Mangwiro-coached side are yet to collect maximum points in their first four matches of the season with the coach who resigned from his post of Zifa technical director coming under immense pressure to show that he is the right man for the job.
Substitute Darryl Nyandoro scored a late winner in the 82th minute to send the visiting fans into a frenzy.
Mangwiro said they lost to a better side but insisted they would bounce back.
”They attacked us from the very start and we failed to recover and we failed to contain them. We need to up our sleeves but we will bounce back and we are there at the top with other teams,” he said.
The visitors’ gaffer Rahman Gumbo saluted his charges saying they were on top of the situation.
“We deserved to win the match, we had an upper hand because we had prepared more than them and that is how we defeated them. I think the game they lost to Bantu Rovers affected them,” he said.
The visitors’ goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze was on top of the situation when he tipped over the bar Lameck Nhamo’s well struck shot in the 12th minute.
Gumbo was forced to make an injury inspired substitution bringing on Obadiah Tarumbwa for veteran midfielder Clemence Matawu in the in the 17th minute.
Tarumbwa five minutes later missed a glorious chance with Mudimu at sixes and sevens.
Chipezeze made a stunning save just before halftime after denying Russel Madamombe a ferocious shot.
The visitors dominated the home side in the second half but they were more cautious as they embarked on sporadic raids.
Gumbo made a crucial difference after he substituted the ineffective Thomas Kadyaridzire for Nyandoro in the 53th minute.
Thirty minutes later Nyandoro received a fine pass from Kudakwashe Gurure and he made no mistake after he drilled the ball home past the hapless Mudimu.
The visitors defended in their numbers to keep the slender lead.