Northern Region Division One army side Cranborne Bullets today beat visiting Chegutu Pirates 3-nil at One Commando Barracks.
Cranborne Bullets who on Thursday received a major boost from two corporates who donated two sets of playing kit, boots, tracksuits, balls and training equipment worth $7 100 did not disappoint playing in front of their home crowd with a convincing 3-nil win.
The match proved to be an exciting one despite the uneven and bumpy playing surface.
Bullets scored as early as the 10th minute from a header which beat the Chegutu keeper Hove hands down.
Chegutu missed a glorious chance which was put wide by Mutopa with bullets keeper Nyama off his line.
The home side settled after scoring the first goal and followed up with another from a well taken free-kick by right back Achimwene Sibanda to double their lead before halftime.
Sibanda completed his double in the second half when he finished off a move on the right wing to complete the rout.
Chegutu tried hard to come back into the game but could not find the net.
Bullets coach Nesbert “Yabo” Saruchera was happy with the win but said it was too early in the season to get carried away as they needed to keep winning and collecting points.
Chegutu assistant coach Richard Chunga said they lost the game in the first half after failing to execute their game plan blaming the bumpy surface which gave the home team the advantage and made it difficult to play their fluid and flowing passing game.
Cranborne Bullets won their first match of the 2017 season 4-nil and lost the second one-nil to City of Harare Under 19 side.
Chegutu won their first match of the season and now meet Air Force of Zimbabwe side Blue Swallows on Wednesday. – State Media