TNM Super League travelling teams had hugely successful second- round outings, registering five wins, a loss and two draws in eight matches over the weekend.
Save for Mafcoâ€™s 1-1 draw with Civo United in Lilongwe and a goalless meeting for Kamuzu Barracks against Mighty Wanderers in Balaka and Red Lionsâ€™ 3-0 whipping by Epac FC on Saturday, the rest of the visiting teams performed well.
â€œWe missed early chances, but there was nothing really wrong with our play,â€ Wanderers coach Felix Fosco said in a post-match interview in Balaka.
Blue Eagles silenced Escom United and Big Bullets by 1-0 margins at Kalulu and Balaka stadiums on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Elsewhere, Blantyre United pulled off brave 3-2 wins over Moyale Barracks on Saturday and bottom-placed Kabwafu FC on Sunday.
Brown Mizeye was Unitedâ€™s hero of the day on Sunday, bagging a double with the other goal scored by veteran Maxwell Chirwa. The same day, Blue Eaglesâ€™ Charles Ngosi stunned his former side, Bullets.
There was more punishment as Dixon Mbetewa Junior insulted his former Silver Strikers bosses with the sole headed first-half strike for the Lions at Silver Stadium on Sunday.
It was a second Lionsâ€™ win over Silver within seven days and third straight loss for the Bankers under coach Frank â€˜Francoâ€™ Ndawa.
Mayeso Mphanje netted the lone goal as Bvumbwe Research beat Azam Tigers 1-0 on Sunday; their first second-round win that moves them off the foot of the table on 15 points from 18 games.