Buffaloes . . . . . . . . . (1) 1
Motor action . . . . . . (0) 1
RELEGATION-haunted Motor Action scored a stoppage time goal to force a share of the spoils against hosts Buffaloes at Sakubva Stadium yesterday.
But a point will not be of much help and the Mighty Bulls are struggling to keep their heads above water.
Buffaloes took an early lead when they were awarded a penalty after Motor Action defender Godfrey Moyo handled in the box.
Buffaloes’ leading goalscorer Stephen Sibanda increased his goal tally to 12 when he easily converted from the spot.
From there onwards both teams lacked urgency with just a few chances which went begging from both teams.
With a win looming for Buffaloes, Motor Action’s half-time substitute Ngonidzashe Mavhiri broke the army side’s hearts.
Walter Musona did most of the work on the right side before he sent in a good cross which was met by Mavhiri with a simple tap-in to torch wild celebrations from the visiting supporters.
Both coaches were left disappointed men after the match with the Buffaloes gaffer Timothy Masachi blaming his players for lack of concentration which earned his team the fourth consecutive draw.
“We didn’t play well today. This is just like the Highlanders game when we were punished for lack of concentration towards the end of the match,” Masachi said, adding that the absence of key players contributed to the poor showing.
Buffaloes players that missed the encounter were defender Philip Chandisaita and Warriors midfielder Prosper Matizanadzo who were nursing some injuries.
Motor Action’s coach Prince Matore said his team fell victim to poor officiating.
“We worked so hard in our family, but we were frustrated at the field of play. How can they improve when the referees frustrate us,” Matore, who questioned some of the decisions by the referee, said.
Buffaloes looked threatening in the opening minutes of the first-half, but failed to produce goals.
In the second half they tried to slow the match down, but were caught off guard in added time to hand the struggling Motor Action a priceless draw.