Premiership giants Caps United finally beat Herentals College 3-2 after seeing their 2-0 lead cancelled in quick succession by the opponents in a nervy ending to a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League tie played at the National Sports Stadium Saturday noon.
Double scorer William Manondo opened his account on the half hour mark, with Rodwell Chinyengetere doubling the advantage for Caps three minutes before half time.
Herentals returned from the breather a more determined side to level terms with the former champions with two quick goals.
It took the heroics of Mandondo to separate his side from the students with an 87th minute strike to ensure their resurgence in the current premiership campaign was kept alive.
In other Week 9 round of matches played around the country, Ngezi Platinum Stars FC suffered a 2-0 home defeat to log leaders Chicken Inn at Baobab Stadium.
ZPC Kariba also lost 0-1 to Tenax CS while Black Rhinos were 2-1 victors over Bulawayo Chiefs.
Matches continue this Sunday with premiership giants Dynamos and Highlanders both in action.
Dynamos are away to Harare City at the National Sports Stadium while Highlanders host Yadah at Barbourfields.
Whawha take on Cranborne Bullets while Manica Diamonds complete the weekend round of fixtures with a clash against reigning champions FC Platinum at Mandava.