PSL Wrap: Dynamos move into second spot

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Frank Makarati opened the scoring for Dynamos to end Harare City's resistance early in the second half

Dynamos secured a fourth straight Castle Lager Premier Soccer League win to move up to second as defenders Frank Makarati and Brendon Mpofu struck in the second half to secure a 2-0 over Harare City at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Makarati ended Harare City’s dogged resistance 10 minutes in the second half with a header from a Godknows Murwira freekick before substitute Mpofu found the bottom right corner just after the hour mark after being set up by teenage sensation Bill Antonio.

The victory lifted DeMbare above Triangle, into second position on due to a superior goal difference as both side are on 19 points, three points adrift of early pace setters Chicken Inn.

Harare City dropped to 11th position on 10 points from nine matches.

There was also an important win for Highlanders, who continued their resurgence with a clinical 3-0 victory over Yadah FC at Barbourfields Stadium.

Bosso went into the match with their confidence high after putting on a superb second half show to salvage a point in a 1-1 against CAPS United at the National Sports Stadium last week.

The Mandla Mpofu-coached side carried on from where they left off against Caps United by dominating a struggling Yadah side from the first whistle.

Bosso opened the scoring in the 10th minute through a fine header by Lynoth Chikuhwa before Nqobizitha Masuku took his season tally to five goals with a long rage strike in the 22nd minute as the hosts went to the break in cruise control.

Substitute Washington Navaya completed the rout with a goal in the 78th minute as Bosso sealed the three points to move a place up on the log standings to 10th on 12 points from nine matches while their opponents Yadah remain second from bottom with a paltry five points.

Reigning champions FC Platinum’s poor start to the season continued after they were held to a goalless draw by Manica Diamonds at Sakubva.

The Zvishavane-based side platinum miners are now winless in their last three matches, a run which has seen them slip to eighth position on 13 points, five points behind Manica Diamonds who are in fourth position.

Meanwhile Cranborne Bullets finally registered their first win of the season on their ninth attempt after edging fellow strugglers Whawha 3-2 in a five-goal thriller at Ascot Stadium.

Castle Lager Soccer Premier League Matchday Nine Results

Saturday: ZPC Kariba 0-1 Tenax, Herentals 2-3 Caps United, Black Rhinos 2-1 Bulawayo Chiefs, Ngezi Platinum Stars 0-2 Chicken Inn, Bulawayo City 1-3 Triangle

Sunday: Whawha 2-3 Cranborne Bullets, Manica Diamonds 0-0 FC Platinum, Harare City 0-2 Dynamos, Highlanders 3-0 Yadah

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