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Zimbabwe: Magical Bill Scripts Win for Dembare

Senior Sports Reporter

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TEENAGER Bill Antonio was the toast of the day for the Dynamos supporters on the National Sports Stadium yesterday after his late flash of particular person brilliance dismantled Black Rhinos’ daring resistance and helped the Harare giants edge near the summit of the Castle Lager Premiership soccer desk.

The Glamour Boys have now stretched their profitable run to 5 video games on the trot and have closed the hole between them and log leaders Chicken Inn to a single level after transferring to 22 factors.

Their coach Tonderai Ndiraya was yesterday stuffed with reward for his group for taking full benefit of taking part in their video games on the National Sports Stadium, forward of the scheduled away journey in over a month to Baobab this coming weekend, to face Benjani Mwaruwari’s Ngezi Platinum Stars.

Ghanaian Emmanuel Paga yesterday gave DeMbare the lead just below a minute into the sport. But Rhinos equalised, courtesy of a thirty first minute penalty conversion by Blessed Mbavarira.

But 19-year-old Antonio took issues into his fingers in a while and determined the match in an exciting trend. Ndiraya was over the moon.

“Another win; fifth win on the trot. I’m pleased with the outcome. It’s precisely what we wished, we wished to benefit from all of the video games we had been going to play right here (on the National Sports Stadium) to gather most factors and that is what we have performed.

“Credit to the boys and to the entire Dynamos system with the help we have given us in these previous 5 video games.

“But this was a tough sport within the sense that our opponents got here with a plan to kill down the momentum they usually did that particularly within the first half. I feel we performed solely 30 of the 45 minutes.

“The goalkeeper was getting down every moment we tried to attack or after attacking and in the end we had to go for the break with a 1-1 score line,” mentioned Ndiraya.

Paga headed in Dembare’s opener with beneath one minute performed after connecting an ideal cross from Brandon Mpofu on the left.

But Rhinos discovered a manner again into the sport when DeMbare skipper Partson Jaure dealt with the ball contained in the field following a poor defensive work by the Glamour Boys from a free-kick.

Rhinos defender Mbavarira needed to take his spot kick-thrice earlier than getting the equaliser because the referee adjudged there have been encroachments

DeMbare practically restored their lead a number of moments later with a header from Shadreck Nyahwa however the goalkeeper Blessing Mwandimutsira was well-positioned to scoop the ball out for a nook kick.

While Dynamos remained on the offensive and drawing inspiration from their energetic followers within the fabled Vietnam Bay, Rhinos had been at all times seeking to sluggish issues down.

It took them 9 minutes to take the penalty and regardless of shedding appreciable time in the course of the penalty incident, their goalkeeper Mwandimutsira continued to seize each alternative to frustrate the hosts.

But as the sport seemed to be drifting in direction of a draw, Antonio modified the script fully with some good particular person footwork within the field.

The lanky ahead took a pointy flip contained in the field to beat his marker after which rode on two shut tackles earlier than slotting the ball previous Mwandimutsira, to ignite wild scenes among the many DeMbare devoted.

Ndiraya was ecstatic Antonio rose on the proper second when the Glamour boys wanted one thing particular to say most factors, with about six minutes of regulation time remaining.

“That was magic. We know what the boy can do. He is an effective dribbler and I feel he has proven that immediately. So dribbling and also you combine that along with his tempo you then get what you need in a striker.

“But for him to have performed in a central place which now we have switched him to was fairly stunning. He usually does that on the wings however he did it from the centre.

“I feel the sport was headed for a draw and the boy needed to do what he needed to do for us to get most factors. This is what we anticipate from all our gamers. When you play for this group.

“You have to do some things out of what you have been directed to do by the coach. So I am quite happy for him and his teammates for the way they have supported him over the past few months. But I think I can sum it up in one word, which is ‘Magic’. That was magic from Bill Antonio,” mentioned Ndiraya.