Daily News; Sunday,October 19, 2008 @20:00 Yanga maintained a five-point gap at the top of Vodacom Premier League with a resounding 3-1 win over Polisi Dodoma at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Athumani Idd scored in the first minute from a set piece to put Yanga ahead, but Polisi Dodoma levelled the score after ten minutes through Salum Gilla. Jerry Tegete scored a controversial goal for Yanga after 35 minutes. The Taifa Stars striker seemed to have snatched the ball right on the hands of Polisi Dodoma custodian Said Kombo before slotting it into the back of the net. Polisi Dodoma players protested to referee Victor Lwiza, but the match official stood to his decision. Yanga maintained their attacking flair as deadly Kenyan import Boniface Ambani and Abdi Kassim went close in several occasions. The match was fairly balanced as Polisi Dodoma fought bravely to put their hosts under relentless pressure throughout the first half. After the eventful first half, the second half started slowly as both teams made several chances. Polisi Dodoma called in Philemon Mwandasili in place of Jille Andrew and Ngaza Paul in place of Sudi Mtezo but the changes had little impact on their pattern of play. Hardly, few minutes before he was called to the bench, Ambani netted the third in the 70th minute. Ambani scored with a clinical back heel, capitalizing on defensive blunders. He was immediately replaced by Castory Mumbala. It was his 13th goal in the league so far. Yanga remains top of the table with 24 points out of nine matches. Following Kagera Sugars victory against Azam FC on Saturday, Yanga knew they had to ensure the gap between them and their closest rival remains five-points. The win has definitely put Yanga on the right mood ahead of their crunch tie against their struggling arch rivals Simba at the same venue on Sunday. Yangas Serbian Coach refused to comment on the match but Sekilojo Chambua said the first goal confused his players. He also bemoaned lacklustre performance in the midfield and striking force. However, the former Yanga midfielder remained optimistic that his team would bounce back.