Goals’ Galore as Moyale Sinks Epac 5-3: Malawi TNM Super League

There was a goals’ galore at Civo Stadium on Sunday, June 26, 2015 with a total of eight goals scored as visiting Moyale Barracks sank their hosts Epac FC 5-3 in a TNM Super League match watched by a small crowd.

Epac defends a corner kick

Epac defends a corner kick

Epac players complain as the ref awards Moyale a penalty.

Epac players complain as the ref awards Moyale a penalty.

Ngozo is beaten by Simkonda's penalty kick.

Ngozo is beaten by Simkonda’s penalty kick.

Apart from producing a record number of goals so far this season, the game saw two players claiming hat-tricks, another record for the season.

The goals started flowing as early as the first minute, when Epac’s marksman Anthony Banda, formerly of Be Forward Wanderers and Civo shot the hosts into the lead.

Moyale responded seven minutes later- courtesy of a Gastin Simkonda strike but Banda restored Epac’s lead with a simple tap just a minute later.

Not prepared to give away another three points after losing 3-1 at Silver Strikers the previous day, the hard working soldiers from Kaning’ina levelled on 32 minutes through Simkonda before Crispin Fukizi took them in front on the nick of half-time.

Fifa referee Zondwayo Siwombo awarded Epac a controversial penalty 11 minutes into the second half and Banda made no mistake from the spot to claim his hat-trick.

Siwombo courted more controversy midway into the last half, awarding Moyale a soft penalty, which Simkonda converted to seal his hat-trick.

Njenjete, as Epac are fondly called we dealt a big blow in their quest for an equaliser when Ntopijo Njewa’s 35-metre drive beat Epac’s second choice goalkeeper Massa Ngoso to rest the scores at 5-3.

Moyale coach Collins Nkuna expressed satisfaction with the three points from their central region sojourn.

“I’m happy we are going back with at least three points after losing to Silver yesterday.

“It’s not easy to get points on the road and the good thing on our part is that we have played more games away from our home base and managed to collect a considerable number of points,” he said.

His Epac counterpart Audlo Makonyola expressed disappointment with the result.

“Our play was ok but we had problems in defence and goal-keeping. Our first choice goalkeeper Tione Tembo is serving a red-card suspension and we really felt his absence,” said Makonyola.

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