Surestream Academy on Wednesday thrashed Northern Stars 5-2 to maintain an unbeaten run in the Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Division One, but their technical director Peter Mponda said he was not impressed with the performance of his charges.
The win at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre has consolidated the team’s strong stand on top of the log table with 72 points from 27 games. They are 25 points clear of their runners-up Black Stars, who have, however, played five games less. Surestream remain with six matches to complete their fixtures.
The former Flames captain described the performance of his side on Wednesday as the worst ever despite the win.
“A 5-2 score line is, of course, a good result, but the performance of my players in today’s match was very disappointing. We could lose the ball easily and our coordination on the attack was poor, especially in the second-half,” said Mponda.
The first-half ended 4-1 in favour of Surestream Academy following a brace from Telekeleni Joseph and a goal each from Edwin Carlos and Isaac Mwale. Emmanuel Lungu pulled one back for Northern Stars, who are now 10th on the 17-team log table with 32 points from 22 games.
No goal was produced for the better part of the second-half until Wilson Muyaso hit Stars’ second goal in the 83rd minute. Carlos deflated Stars’ hopes of coming back into the game with an easy tap-in four minutes later.