Silver Strikers have displaced Civil Sporting club from the second position on the 16-team TNM Super League log table following a 2-1 home victory over rookies TN Stars at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe, yesterday.
The comeback victory has helped the Bankers to move four steps up from the sixth place on better goal difference against Civil. Both sides are tied on 13 points from six games apiece but the Bankers have a goal difference of seven against Civil’s three. Nyasa Big Bullets still lead the pack with 17 points from seven matches.
Yesterday, the visitors went ahead in the 19th minute through their stand-in captain Stain Davie. His short-range strike was too hot to handle for Silver goalkeeper Blessings Kameza.
However, the hosts restored parity 35 minutes later through Jack Chiona who took his chance with great composure to slide the ball past goalkeeper Dennis Henry after being set up by Mphatso Philemon. A minute later, Chiona set up Philemon for Silver’s winning goal.
Despite the win, Silver team manager Francis Songo described his team’s performance as deplorable.
“It was an awful performance. We need to wake up. We can’t be playing like this, we were lucky to get three points today,” he said.
TN coach Meke Mwase was a disappointed man after the game.
“We did everything but were just unlucky. I am proud of the performance from my players. We displayed confidence and we were first on the ball,” he said. n