Motor Action …0
An unconvincing CAPS United recovered from two straight defeats to see off relegated Motor Action at Rufaro yesterday.
By Michael Madyira
An own goal by Douglas Walaza in the 36th minute and Ronald Pfumbidzai’s conversion from the penalty spot 11 minutes before time earned United three points but they still remained outside the top four.
In a bid to clear the ball, Walaza slid into his own nets a Dominic Chungwa low cross from the left side before Pfumbidzai’s penalty earned from Davies Mwanza’s handball inside the box.
With the manner they got their goals, CAPS United coach Taurai Mangwiro admitted his side was far from impressive.
“It was not a convincing show but what is important is that we got three points. It is good to bounce back to winning ways after a two-game winless run,” said Mangwiro.
Motor Action youngsters were always threatening especially with meaningful build-ups but lacked experience especially in front of goal.
Assistant coach Prince Matore felt inexperience undid them.
“The youngsters tried their best,” said Matore.
“They had a few chances but the strikers were not confident to bury them and also mistakes at the back cost us. But generally the way we played was not bad at all.”
Caps striker Leonard Fiyado beat Godfrey Moyo in the 18th minute to break loose and face Motor Action impressive teenage goalkeeper Donovan Bernard who denied him before Mwanza cleared the rebound.
United were again on the offensive five minutes later with Benson Maglasi blasting his effort over bar with only Bernard to beat.
But Motor Action responded as Wisdom Mutasa’s shot impressively saved by Tafadzwa Dube in the 26th minute and a minute later Fiyado shot wide after coming face-to-face with Benard.
Two minutes after half-time, substitute Emmanuel Mandiranga’s seemingly weak header forced a desperate save from Dube as Motor Action searched for a goal.