log.jpgLengthens will live to fight another day after registering a crucial  1-nil victory over Eagles to set up a scintillating relegation dogfight fight that is set to be decided on the final day of premiership action next weekend.


This year will turn out to be one of the most exciting in the domestic premiership as the top two teams, who will battle it out for the championship will come up against two teams who will be fighting to avoid the chop.

This follows Lengthens’ 1-nil win over Eagles, which means the Happy People’s destiny will now depend on them beating title challengers Motor Action.

The opening 25 minutes was characterised by little goalmouth action with Arnold Chivheya coming close to opening the scoring for Lengthens when his shot was saved by Godswill Saungweme in the 26th minute.

Eagles launched attacks of their own with Gift Phiri’s ferocious effort being punched away for a corner by Muzondiwa Gonese, as the game went to halftime deadlocked nil all.

Sensing danger, Lengthens launched several attacks in the second half.

Tawanda Muyendi saw his volley being saved in the 55th minute before watching his overhead kick go inches wide in the 69th minute.

Eagles however thought they had broken the deadlock only for Webester Chingodza’s finish to be ruled offside.

More Moyo finally broke found the Happy People’s breakthrough 8 minutes from full time, tapping home from close range to silence critics, who had moments before, called for his substitution.

Moyo almost grabbed another, 6 minutes later but headed wide.

With Black Mambas losing to Shabanie Mine 2-1 at Maglas Stadium, the last day of the 2010 premiership will see the police side in a must win situation against Dembare, while Lengthens also need a win against Motor Action to guarantee safety.

Shooting Stars did themselves favour by beating Monomotapa 2-1 to leap frog Black Mambas.

In another encounter Hwange beat Bantu Rovers 2-1 while Highlanders and Kiglon shared the spoils in a 1-all draw.