HWANGE – CAPS United scored a last minute equaliser to deny Hwange all three points in an entertaining 1-1 draw in a Castle Premiership match at the Colliery on Sunday.
Makepekepe striker Tawanda Nyamandwe scored on 87 minutes to cancel out Gilbert Zulu’s first half strike.
After Sunday’s result, Makepekepe remained in sixth place on the log with 28 points and now trail log leaders Harare City.
Hwange remain in the drop zone on position 13th with 18 points and will feel that yesterday’s draw was two points dropped. The coal miners opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Zulu headed home after a goalmouth scramble inside the United box.
Hwange were on top of the situation inside that opening half and could have gone on to score more goals had they had been accurate in front of goal.
Chipangano forward Evans Rusike was the chief culprit when it came to missing chances in that first half.
Rusike could have at least scored a hat-trick but fluffed his lines when presented with a scoring chance.
The second half belonged to Makepekepe especially after the introduction of Malawian Gerald Phiri and former Aces Youth Academy starlet Benson Maglasi.
Maglasi replaced Rahman Kutsanzira after 57 minutes while Phiri came on for David Rediyoni on 62 minutes.
The two substitutes brought urgency for Makepekepe in the final third and with a bit of luck they could have scored more goals.
The Hwange defence, however, proved stubborn and repelled most of the United attacks in that second half.
The pressure on the home side was however, too much to bear and they finally conceded three minutes from time when Nyamandwe’s acrobatic finish beat goalkeeper Timothy Sibanda.