OLD HARARIANS maintained their nine-point lead at the summit of the Lion Lager National Rugby League table after completing a double over Matabeleland Warriors with a 32-24 victory in a match played in Harare on Saturday.
The win saw the Cyprian Mandenge-coached outfit edging closer to securing a home semi-final as the side has amassed 43 points from the 10 games, having lost only once so far in the campaign.
This was the fourth defeat of the season for Matabeleland Warriors with the Bulawayo outfit, however, remaining on fourth position on the log standings tied on 18 points with Western Panthers who were humiliated at home by Zvishavane Bulls.
The Midlands-based outfit managed to get their first full set of points of the season when they stunned a deflated Western Panthers 29-19 at Hartsfield.
The win was motivational for Bulls as they head for a derby match against Gweru Sports Club at McAdams Stadium on Saturday.
Second-placed Old Georgians maintained pressure on the log leaders when they beat city rivals Harare Sports Club 30-22 to take their season’s tally to 34 points.
The defending champions, however, retained their third spot on the log standings despite their loss in the Harare derby. They are on 27 points, nine ahead of Warriors.
In Bulawayo, Old Miltonians (OMs) bounced back from last week’s defeat on the road at the hands of Old Georgians to register a 32-17 win against Gweru Sports Club in the main match played at Hartsfield Saturday.
Despite going behind in the early stages of the game, courtesy of a penalty awarded to the visitors, it was OMs who dominated play scoring three tries as the home team went into the break with a 17-3 lead.
In the second half, OMs scored three more tries, but failed to follow up those tries with conversions as their kickers failed to put the ball in-between the posts.