clubs flot.jpgA spirited Gunners comeback halted Caps United’s march towards securing a 6th successive victory in an exciting premiership encounter that ended in a 1-all draw at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon.


Gunners put a dent on Caps United’s winning streak when they came from behind to force a draw in a match played at the ceremonial home of football.


It was however a bright start for Bambo’s side who took the lead in the 20th minute following a neat interchange of play which saw a Joel Luphahla cross picking out Nyasha Mukumbi who tapped home from close range to send the Green Machine faithfuls into delirium.


Gunners however went in search of an equaliser and could have drawn level had Norman Maroto been more clinical in front of goal in the 27th minute.


Gunners however suffered a setback when David Rediyoni’s moment of madness saw him receive his marching orders leaving his team one man short.


Despite playing with 10 men, Gunners kept piling forward and almost equalised when an intended cross by Qadr Amin clipped the upright as Caps United went to the interval leading 1-nil.


Substitute, Vincent Nzombe almost made an immediate impact when his thunderous volley crashed off the woodwork in the 58th minute.


The defending champions’ never say die attitude was rewarded in the 71st minute when Patrick Makuvaza tapped home a rebound, after Edmore Sibanda had brilliantly saved Elvis Meleka’s effort.


After the match, Moses Chunga was disappointed by his side’s inability to capitalise on their numerical advantage while Gunners gaffer Darlington Dodo praised his side’s perseverance.


“I am impressed with the way our guys played. I am happy we forced a 1-all draw, given that we played with 10 men for almost three quarters of the match,” said Gunners gaffer, Darlington Dodo.


The draw took both teams to 32 points, one behind the Glamour Boys who clash with Lengthens at the same venue on Thursday.

Gunners are 4th owing to a superior goal difference while Caps are 5th.