ZVISHAVANE – FC Platinum seems to be finally getting back their form following their stunning defeat of Triangle FC by two goals to one at Gibbo Stadium at the weekend, their first win in four matches.
The win saw the Norman Mapeza-led side opening up the gap between them and their closest rivals to five points as Caps United and Highlanders continue to sing the blues.
The two giants lost their respective weekend fixtures, further squeezing their chances of lifting the trophy at the end of the season.
The tightly contested fixture saw the visitors taking the lead when Nqobizita Masuku made his earliest impression of the match in the 8th minute with a brilliant goal but an equaliser came in the 17th minute from Tichaona Mapungwana.
However, the determined Pure Platinum Play's consistent efforts were rewarded in the 38th minute when Tarisai Rukanda netted the winning goal which silenced the sugarcane farmer's fans.
The second half saw a content FC Platinum defending its lead while making some few counter attacks to keep the opponents in control.
An elated Mapeza could not hide his joy saying he hoped his team will maintain the winning formula to keep their title aspirations alive.
"Collecting three points away from home is a good thing; this win has given us a five point cushion since our closest opponents were beaten in Bulawayo. We have rediscovered our winning ways and we will try by all means to maintain that so that we can lift the premiership," said Mapeza.
Elesewhere, Bulawayo City hammered title contenders Caps United 3-1 in a match played at Barbourfields Stadium.
The loss seems to have shuttered 'Makepekepe' aspirations as continue to experience a drought both in scoring and winning matches.
Makepekepe have only collected three points of the possible twelve they could have amassed so far.news