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10-man Blackpool hold Mighty in derby at Shinde


Promoted ten-man Mufulira Blackpool collected their first point in the 2016 FAZ Super Division season after holding Mufulira Wanderers to a goalless draw in the Mufulira derby at Shinde Stadium in Kantanshi on Wednesday.

It was an eventful Week 4 match in which a disallowed goal and a red card were the major talking points.

Unlucky Blackpool had a 52nd close range effort by promising youngster Charles Chomba ruled out for an alleged offside by Kitwe referee Rodrick Ng’andu.

Ng’andu had earlier in the 39th minute sent off Blackpool defender Jimmy Nakena for a second bookable offence.

However, Wanderers were the first ones to create a serious scoring opportunity that saw midfielder Mike Katiba head Taonga Bwembya’s cross just over the bar on 12 minutes.

A minute later, striker Patrick Kongolo almost punished Mighty when he directed his low short on target at keeper Joshua Manyongo.

There were also misses by Blackpool’s Innocent Mwansa whose 34th minute free kick missed the target by inches as Mighty survived a huge scare.

Mighty will rue the home draw which Blackpool celebrated having lost their first two matches in the season.


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