Highlanders continued their resurgence after beating Chicken Inn 2-0 in a derby encounter played at Barbourfields Stadium on Wednesday.

Tshilamoya took another step away from the relegation zone, jumping into 11th position with 31 points.

The game swang from one end to another in the first period with both teams taking chances to attack.

Chicken Inn enjoyed an early dominance with Valentine Kadonzvo and Brett Amidu getting opportunities.

Bosso got their first real attempt at goal just after the quarter-hour mark when Prince Dube picked a loose ball inside the box but shot over. The striker came back again moments later and again he failed to reach the target.

Coach Hendrik Pieter de Jongh who was presiding his first league encounter then made a tactical substitution on minute 37, bringing in Adrian Silla for Devine Mhindirira.

The change brought some mobility in Highlanders’ front line as they intensified the pressure on their opponents.

They got the best chance of game thus far on minute 43 when an unmarked Mbongeni Ndlovu headed over from an unmissable point and went to the break tied in a deadlock.

Brian Banda scored the first goal of the day seconds after the restart, striking home from a range following a great run at the right flank by Ray Lunga.

It didn’t take long before Dube doubled the lead with a brilliant effort eight minutes later.

The Gamecocks tried to hit back but were frustrated in the remainder of the match as it ended 2-0 in favour of the hosts.

In Harare, CAPS United moved to the top of the table after edging Triangle United 2-1, thanks to a late header by Godwin Goriyati.

Timothy January had put the Sugar Boys ahead after converting a spot-kick in the 74th minute.

Ronald Chitiyo restored parity a minute later after heading in Phineas Bamusi’s cross. Goriyati then snatched the victory in the stoppage time with a flashing header.

At Rufaro Stadium, Ralph Matema scored in the 3rd minute as ten-man Yadah took an early lead against Dynamos.

The Stars saw their defender Willard Kalongonda getting two yellow cards in a short space of two minutes just before the break.

They held on to their lead until the 55th minute when Tawanda Macheke salvaged a point for the Glamour Boys following his equaliser.

Highlanders 2-0 Chicken Inn
Dynamos 1-1 Yadah (85′)
CAPS United 2-1 Triangle United
FC Platinum 0-0 TelOne
Ngezi Platinum 1-0 ZPC Kariba
Chapungu 1-0 Hwange
Bulawayo Chiefs 1-0 Harare City
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