VISITING Triangle United eased their relegation worries after dispatching Black Mambas in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Morris Depot yesterday.
Report by Albert Marufu
Defender David Sengu’s converted penalty in the 20th minute was all Triangle United needed to complete a double over the uniformed forces.
The penalty was awarded by referee Ruzive Ruzive after Paida Madziro fouled Courage Denius inside the box and up stepped Sengu whose low shot proved too powerful for the diving Tonderai Mateyaungwa.
The victory, which saw Triangle moving two places up the ladder to position 11 with 19 points, comes hard on the heels of Triangle’s victory with an identical score line in Triangle two weeks ago.
Mambas remain rooted on position nine with 19 points.
Triangle coach Gishon Ntini praised his charges for playing according to the game plan.
“I am happy with the victory. The players played according to the plan and they meant business from the first to the final whistle,” he said.
Black Mambas assistant coach Martin Bonyongwe, whose side offered a token of resistance to Triangle, blamed his charges for the loss.
“We deserved to lose the match as we never made any attempt at goal.
They could have scored more goals had it not been for our goalkeeper,” he said.