After suffering two consecutive defeats in the ongoing TNM Super League, Moyale Barracks and Blue Eagles got back to their winning ways on Sunday, October, 26, 2014 as they both registered vital wins away at Silver and Chitowe respectively.
Moyale, smarting from a 5-1 embarrassing defeat at the hands of Airborne Rangers and a 2-1 home loss against Civo United defied the odds when they defeated defending league champions Silver Strikers in a match played at the Bankers’ own backyard- Silver Stadium.
Striker Gastin Simkonda struck the all-important goal 17 minutes into the game after Silver’s defence had failed to deal with a cross from Deus Mkutu.
As Moyale claimed the maximum points at Silver, their fellow title contenders Blue Eagles also put aside memories of Saturday’s 1-0 painful home loss against visiting Big Bullets to demolish Mafco 3-0 at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa.
Mecium Mhone, Alpheus Nyoni and Mathews Mwawembe were the men that ensured the cops stay within a reasonable distance behind league leaders Big Bullets, who fell to a Manasseh Chiesa second half strike
at Dedza Stadium.
The defeat at Kamuzu Barracks saw Bullets’ six-point lead at the top of the standings cut by half.
The ‘People’s team’ leads the pack with 50 points from 24 games, three points ahead of Moyale, who have played the same number of games and seven above Eagles with 23 games played.
Moyale coach Nicholas Mhango was a relived man after the final whistle in Area 47: “We lost two matches in a row but now the pressure is off our shoulders. We will now approach our remaining games with settled minds and we are going to fight up to the end.”
Silver’s Stain Chirwa, who was without his injured hit-man Peter Wadabwa congratulated Moyale for the victory.
“The boys tried their best but it was not our day. My congratulations to Moyale for the win- we wish them all the best in their remaining fixtures,” said Chirwa.