Bullets hit the target against Chiefs
CRANBORNE Bullets beat Bulawayo Chiefs by a solitary goal and curtailed Chiefs nine games unbeaten streak.
A forty-fourth minute Cranborne Bullets penalty was enough to hand the army side the three points.
It was a tale of missed chances in the first minutes of the encounter. Obriel Chirinda missed a clear goal scoring opportunity when he failed to convert a Perfect Chikwende cross.
The visitors responded by launching their own attack that almost got past the whole Chiefs' defence but Felix Moyo was alert to the danger. He produced a well timed sliding tackle and the ball was out to safety.
In the middle of the first half, Chiefs launched attack after attack but lacked that final touch to bury their chances. With Chikwende being the closest in the twenty-fifth minute but the Cranborne goal minder was up to the task.
The game became a battle of physicality as both teams were unable to break down each through a round of play.
Wilson Mensah had a glorious opportunity to find the breakthrough but he dragged his shot wide. It was a disappointment to the fans in the stadium who were already up on their feet ready to celebrate.
Philan Ncube then signaled the decisive moment of the game by pointing into the spot. Malvin Mkolo was adjusted to have fouled a Cranborne striker inside the 18 yard box.
Brian Muzondiwa stepped up to take the penalty and beat Mattriples Muleya to give his side a one nil lead. The goal gave the visitors a one goal cushion going into the breather .
The second half was full of woes and regrets as opportunities kept on going past the targets.
Billy Veremu and Dela Arkoli came of the bench to find an equaliser but their efforts did not pay off as Bullets held on to their lines.
The match ended with Cranborne begging all the three points and going to sixteen points and Chiefs remained rooted on Twenty-six points.
Head Coach Nilton Terroso was a disappointment man as his side lost the ultimum three points.
"My opinion is that we understand that we are a small club and we humble ourselves, the treatment that we get in the field of play is not the same as compared to the other teams" said Terroso.
Chiefs next opponents is FC Platinum at Mandava and will be trying to redeem themselves.