FC Surestream’s fairy tale run in the Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier Division league continued at the weekend when they bagged maximum points in their opening second-round games.
The academy opened a yawning 11-point gap after clobbering White Eagles 6-1 on Sunday and a 3-0 thumping of Chitakale the previous afternoon.
Surestream now have 59 points from 24 games while Max Bullets, who beat Kabula United 3-2, are now on second position with 48 points from 23 games.
In Sunday’s game played at Police Training School (PTS) in Kanjedza Township, Blantyre, Surestream thrilled the crowd with their traditional deft touches and exquisite passing with Under-20 internationals Ernest Tambe and Isaac Mwale turning on the magic that held the fans spellbound.
However, it was dimunitive forward Patrick Phiri who was the centrepiece of the victory after claiming a hat-trick. He struck the first eight minutes into the game, but 10 minutes later, the cops pulled level through Sylvester Msusa’s fabulous curler that gave Under-20 international goalkeeper and captain Brighton Munthali, no chance.
From then on, Surestream were in total control and scored the second goal through Phiri in the 25th minute. Then goals flowed after interval and Tony Baisi claimed the third before Phiri hit the fourth to register a hat-trick. Peter Msowoya and Mike Mkwate completed the rout.