Reigning TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets on Sunday escaped from the jaws of defeat after coming from behind to force a one-all draw against Azam Tigers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Tigers had taken the lead in the first half through Precious Phiri and just when it appeared Bullets would suffer their first home defeat, Divason Mlozi who came in as substitute, levelled the scores with four minutes to full time.
With a game before they wrap up the first round, Bullets are fifth with 24 points while Tigers have finished on ninth position with 22 points.
At Chitowe in Dwangwa, Silver Strikers failed to seal a top slot first round finish when they were thumped 3-0 by Mafco.
Stan Malata scored a brace while Richard Mbulu scored once for the Salima-based Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side.
Despite the loss, Silver still top the table with 29 points but have since wrapped up the first-round and Blue Eagles, who are breathing down their necks with the same number of points, have a chance to leap-frog them if they win or draw their last first round game against Wizards FC on Wednesday at Nankhaka Stadium.
On Saturday, Be Forward Wanderers also survived Epac FC scare when they equalised in added time to force a two-all draw.
Peter Wadabwa put the Nomads in the lead in the first half but Epac equalised through Willard Dickson before Anthony Banda scored the second goal.
And just when it appeared Epac would bag dull points, the Nomads equalised in time added through Mike Kaziputa.