Obidiah Tarumbwa powered Highlanders into the lead in the 25th minute, doing justice to a beautiful build-up that started in the Bosso half with Erick Mudzingwa threading a pass to Rahman Kutsanzira, who in turn released the ball to Ralph Matema on the left.
A minute before half time, Kutsanzira scored Bosso’s second goal when his half-volley beat Dongo Sawmill goalkeeper Forward Pfumojena, who was deceived by an awkward bounce.
That goal cushioned Highlanders’ lead as they had earlier missed a 36th minute penalty after the club’s top goal scorer Knox Mutizwa, who has 11 goals to his account, was hacked down inside the box by Martin Tapatapa.
Mutizwa picked himself up but shot poorly off target, blowing an opportunity to get his tally to 12, one more than Chicken Inn’s Edmore Chirambadare.
The Young Warriors’ striker had wasted another glorious chance before the penalty incident when he turned his marker inside out only to blaze over the bar with the keeper to beat.
Highlanders went to the break a man down after defensive midfielder Douglas Sibanda was given his second yellow card for a lunge on a Dongo Sawmill player.
Sibanda had received his first yellow card for reacting against Derrick Chidzanzara’s crude tackle and his failure to control his temper saw him getting into referee Philani Ncube’s book.