TNM Super League rookies Bvumbwe Research on Sunday turned on the turbine to beat Blantyre United 4-2 to collect their first maximum points in a match played at Zomba Community Centre ground.
Their talisman Vincent Chinthenga led as a captain at a war when he snatched a hat-trick with Gift Kwanyasa scoring the other goal.
United failed to rekindle their best of last season when they needlessly gave away possession. Chinthenga opened the floodgates when he rose like a bubble to nod the ball into the net following Thoko Mbandambandaâ€™s well-taken cross on the left.
But the lead was short-lived when Unitedâ€™s Victor Limbani connected home a deflected ball in the goal area.
But Kwanyasa increased the lead a few minutes from half-time when he capitalised on a hesitation between goalkeeper Simeon Kapuza and defender Oswald Maonga. Bvumbwe led 2-1 during recess.
United came with renewed sense of purpose in the second-half and their efforts paid off when Muhamad Sulumba headed the ball into the net after Abraham Kamwendo had done the spadework on the right.
Nonetheless, Chinthenga pounced on a fumble by Kapuza to score the third goal before rounding up with another beauty in the last minute of the game.
Bvumbwe Research coach Bob Mpinganjira said his side was eager to win the game. “This game was crucial for us because we wanted to chalk our first league win. This goes to all our fans who travelled all the way from Thyolo to watch the game,” he said. Blantyre United technical director Lawson Nakoma blamed laxity on the part of his players.Â