BLACK BOOTS beat Hwange Juniors 3-2 in Fairbridge on Saturday to stick to the top the Zifa Southern Region Division One League as the competition for the sole ticket to the 2015 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) continues to get stiffer in the league.
The police side scored through Simon Njeleza, Tasunga Mungadze and Andrew Dzukamanja to open a two-point gap with 35 points, as close challengers Ntabazinduna Prison and Tsholotsho FC shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw in Ntabazinduna. Both have 33 points.
It was yet another draw for Tsholotsho FC, who had enjoyed a stay at the top for some time after last weekend’s goalless draw against Plumtree Chiefs at home. Tsholotsho have not won in the last three matches.
Black Boots last week beat another contestant Technosphere 1-0 in Fairbridge, but the Hwange-based side on 30 points were dislodged from position four by Plumtree Chiefs who were held to a goalless draw by Trumus at Raylton Sports Club on Saturday.
Chiefs are now at par on 30 points with Technosphere, whose match against financially-troubled Portland Cement was cancelled.
Technosphere have a game in hand over Black Boots, Ntabazinduna, Tsholotsho and Chiefs who have played 17 games.
Also in contention is power utility side ZPC Hwange, who beat former PSL side Quelaton 2-1 at the National University of Science and Technology on Saturday to land on 29 points from 18 games.
New West City continue with their bad spell after another bad week as they lost 0-1 to Old Nic Mine at Raylton while Elephants FC dispatched Mpumalanga 2-0 at HQ1 Brigade.
Both matches were played on Saturday.