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31/10/2014 00:00:00
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HIGHLANDERS' interim coach Mark Mathe has blamed their defence for the 3-1 league loss at Hwange on Wednesday.

It was the Bulawayo giants’ fifth straight defeat as they slipped down to seventh position.

Pressure continues to pile up at Highlanders since the departure of Kelvin Kaindu who left them while they were at number three on the log and within touching distance of leaders Dynamos.

Mathe said they could have beaten Hwange but their defence was the weakest point that was bearched thrice.

They went to the break leading 1-0 courtesy of goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya’s penalty conversion.

But Evans Rusike, Munyaradzi Mungadze and Newman Sianchali responded for the coal miners.

“We had a good first half in which we forced Hwange to back-peddle for the better part of it. But we failed to stay intact in defence during the second half,” Mathe said.

“We gave Hwange space too much as we opened some gaps from where we were penetrated. It is however something we can work on to improve in our next games.

“There is still a lot to play four and if we get things right we can finish in the top four.”

On Sunday Highlanders host relegated Chiredzi FC in what looks on paper like an easy assignment.


Saturday: FC Platinum v Chicken Inn, Harare City v ZPC Kariba, How Mine v Chapungu

Sunday: Black Rhinos v Shabanie Mine, Dynamos v Bantu Rovers, Buffaloes v Caps United, Triangle United v Hwange, Highlanders v Chiredzi


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