Triangle hold Harare City


Triangle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) 2
Harare City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(0) 2


STRIKER Misheck Mburayi saved Triangle from the jaws of defeat after converting an added time penalty to earn his side a draw in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Gibbo Stadium yesterday.

The home side started the match on a high note forcing three corner-kicks in the first four minutes, but the first real chance came in the 10th minute with roving former Dynamos player Martin Vengesai dancing his way past a cluster of opposition markers on the left flank before laying the ball to Nathan Ziwini who shot wide for the visitors.

Pint-sized Triangle midfielder Pasca Manhanga then thrust the home side into the lead in the 37th minute with a beautifully taken shot after connecting a Lameck Nhamo pass.

After the breather the visitors, affected by the searing heat in the Lowveld, began to find their stride and James Jam restored parity in the 68th minute with a well struck low shot in the box to beat out-of-sorts Brighton Chipula in goal for Triangle.

Silas Songani then showed why he is national team material after hammering home from a free-kick just outside the Triangle box as Harare City took charge of the proceedings.

Triangle refused to be cowed into submission as they fought back forcing Munyaradzi Kunyarimwe to handle inside the box off a Manhanga shot.

Rusape referee Brighton Chimene did not hesitate to point to the spot and up stepped Mburayi to blast the ball home.

Triangle head coach Gishon Ntini said he was happy with the draw.

His counterpart Bigboy Mawiwi said his boys lost concentration in the last minutes of the game.