Mafco FC, who are eyeing the second position in the TNM Super League, on Saturday cut champions Big Bullets’ lead at the top to 14 points.
The Salima-based soldiers beat bottom-of-the table Fisd Wizards 3-2 at Chitowe ground in Dwangwa to take their tally to 43 points from 24 games.
Wizards have 18 points from 23 games. At one point, Mafco led 3-0 through goals from Osward Mkagula (two) and Lawrence Mwehiwa, but the rookies scored two goals through Ernest Tambe and Ranken Mwale.
Big Bullets, who were on bye, have 57 points from the same number of games and sealed the title last Wednesday when they beat Azam Tigers 2-1.
At Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Be Forward Wanderers’ struggles continued when they held Blue Eagles to a two-all draw.
The Nomads twice came from behind to hold the cops.
Eagles took the lead in the 27th minute with a curling free kick that beat Nomads goaltender Peter Munthali.
However, the Nomads levelled the scores two minutes later courtesy of Jabulani Linje’s volley.
Then with 13 minutes to full time, Eagles restored the lead through John Malidadi Jnr’s simple tap-in.
And just when defeat looked eminent in the blue side of town, the Nomads were awarded a penalty when defender Steve Chagoma handled the ball in the box, allowing Luka Milanzi to equalise for the Nomads.
In other games, Dedza Young Soccer kept their survival hopes on the boil with a 1-0 win over Civo United at home that took them to 11th position with 26 points from 24 games. Airborne Rangers beat Kamuzu Barracks 2-1.