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Flame Lily, Hwange draw

RODWELL Chinyengetere’s sweet injury time strike salvaged a point for the visiting Hwange in a hotly-contested Premier Soccer League match against relegationthreatened Flame Lily at Lafarge yesterday.

By Munyaradzi Madzokere

Veteran defender Brighton Chandisaita struck twice from the penalty spot for Flame Lily in the 1st and 83rd minute, while Gilbert Zulu and Chinyengetere made sure that Chipangano earned a valuable point from the encounter.

Zulu cancelled out Chandisaita’s first spot kick in the 60th minute and with the hosts cruising to a hard-fought win, Chinyengetere volleyed from outside the box to beat London Zulu all systems out in the 91st minute.

Hwange assistant coach Mebelo Njekwa claimed the penalties awarded to Flame Lily by Norman Matemera were dubious.

“We were playing against 13 men and the penalties the referee gave to Flame Lily were dubious, especially the second one because it was a low ball which the striker was trying to head while our defender was trying to clear,” he said.

His counterpart Backlyfield Chivenga remains adamant of surviving relegation.

“We lost concentration right at the end but it was a really close contest. the relegation fight is still on. As long as we continue to pick points along the way, we will survive.”

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