Blue Eagles intensify Moyale’s gloom

Blue Eagles FC twice came from behind to dramatically snatch away three points and put more misery on out-of-sorts Northern Region soccer giants, Moyale Barracks FC Sunday afternoon.

After getting a 5-2 baptism from Silver Strikers 24hrs earlier, the lions of Kaning’ina seemingly entered Nankhaka ground not prepared for another embarrassment as they let their football do the talking for them in almost every department.

The soldiers went for an all-out attack and as they did against Silver on Saturday got an opening goal as early as 11 minutes through striker Chrispin Fukizi who capitalized on Eagles’ keeper John Soko’s blunder.

However, the Area 30 cops were level a few minutes later through Mercia Mhone who was later voted TNM man of the match.

Moyale coach Nicholas Mhango: Bad luck

After recess, the Mzuzu based soldiers continued from where they had left and were rewarded when former Flames striker Victor Phiri unleashed a thunderbolt that caught eagles’ goalie off guard.

When almost every spectator thought the game would bend towards Moyale’s favour, Charles Ngosi came in with his beauty to put the scores at two all.

And with just a minute left, and the game meandering towards a draw, Blue Eagles captain and former Flames’ midfielder Peter Shoes Mgangira’s free kick gave substitute Gilbert Chirwa a glorious chance to score and duly worsen Moyale’s plight and that of their defender Mphatso Mhone who was celebrating his 21st birthday.

Tough luck

“I think we have been unlucky but the luck will come back. That’s how football is, that’s what happens when you play better and fail to score,” Moyale coach Nicholas Mhango said after the game.

However, the coach also attributed his team’s loss to the wind and rough play by their opponents.

He said: “In the second half, we played mostly against the wind and again our opponents also started playing a rough game which demoralised the players. But this is just the first round we will rectify the problems and come back big in the second round.”

Moyale, who are in Presidential Cup finals and will meet Big Bullets on a date to be announced later, are now anchoring the log table with seven points from 10 games.

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