dynamos team.jpgDynamos moved within 6 points of log leaders Motor Action after beating Monomotapa United 1-0 in an action packed premier league match played at Rufaro Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Dynamos increased pressure on log leaders Motor Action when they beat 2008 Champions Monomotapa to move to within 6 points of the pacesetters with 3 games in hand.

 

The match started brightly with both Dynamos and Monomotapa eager to stamp their authority on the game.

 

It was Dynamos however who created the first chance in the 11th minute, but the Monomotapa rearguard cleared their lines.

 

Two minutes later it was the turn of Monomotapa to threaten, but Dynamos goalkeeper Washington Arubi proved to be the stumbling block.

 

In the 19th minute Monoz keeper Tapiwa Mafunga’s agility came to the fore when he went airborne to pull off a save to ensure the scoreline remained goalless.

Mafunga’s goalkeeping pedigree was tested once again in the 35th minute and he lived up to the task when he denied Evans Gwekwerere with an instinctive save from close range.

With DeMbare unrelenting like a pack of wolves something had to happen and it did.

 

In the 42nd minute, Benjamin Marere struck the first blow to thrust the Glamour Boys into the lead with an unstoppable shot.

Dynamos would take the 1-nil lead to halftime.

 

The second half produced a lot of drammatic moments and was characterized by Monmomotapa’s determination to level proceedings.

 

On the hour mark, Monoz were presented with a good chance for an equalizer but lack of precision in front of goal kept DeMbare’s lead intact.

On the other end Dynamos could have doubled their lead, but Benjamin Marere failed to connect with a header.

 

Monomotapa continued to besiege the Dynamos goal area in search of an equalizer, but Arubi continued to be a stumbling block with a fine save from a Tawanda Nyamandwe’s rasping shot in the 78th minute.

 

In the 82nd minute, Monomotapa were awarded a free kick outside the penalty box and Arubi pulled off another brilliant save from the resultant free-kick to lead his team to victory and reduce the Mighty Bulls’ lead.

 

Despite the defeat, Monomotapa maintained 3rd position on the standings. 

 

In another league match played in Bulawayo, Highlanders beat Hwange 3-1 to move three places on the log to 4th place.

 

Mkhupali Masuku is yet to lose a league match since taking over from Egyptian Mohomed Fathy.