Nyasa Big Bullets have moved to third position on the TNM Super League log table after thrashing Ntopwa FC 4-1 yesterday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The defending champions had no problem dismissing the newly promoted outfit in a one-sided affair which saw man of the match Dalitso Sailesi, Gomezgani Chirwa, Chiukepo Msowoya and Nelson Kangunje scoring a goal each.
Bangwe-based Ntopwa scored their consolation through Josaya Duwa.
Sailesi who made his first XI got his name on the score sheet, in the 11th minute when he made a nice run from outside the box before beating Ntopwa goalkeeper at close range.
Ntopwa almost equalised in the 21st minute but they were denied by Charles Petro who cleared the ball off the line.
But Duwa pulled one back in the 41st minute for the first half to end 2-1.
In the 62nd minute, Bullets pulled out Hassan Kajoke for newly signed Peter Banda.
The exciting Banda set up Msowoya in the 75th minute for Bullets third goal.
Substitute Kangunje who replaced Mike Mkwate rounded up the scores for Bullets in the 79th minute.
Bullets have seven points from three games having won against TN Stars and drawn against Mighty Tigers
The People’s Team coach Callisto Pasuwa described the win as a good response after coming from a draw in their last league encounter.
“We need maximum points in this encounter,” he said.
Ntopwa patron Isaac Jomo Osman accepted defeat saying his charges met their match.
Civil Sporting Club lead the pack with nine points from three games while Blue Eagles are third with eight pints from four games.
The Malawi Police Service outfit drew 0-0 with Mighty Tigers at Mulanje Park.
The Kaukau Boys are now fourth with six points.
In another games, Kamuzu Barracks hurt Silver late in the game with a Marshal Maluwa 82nd minute strike to register their first win of the season.
The goal came after Silver captain Junior Chinodzi lost possession in the midfield.
A split pass from Manase Chiyesa found an advancing Maluwa who beat goalkeeper Brightone Munthali.
Prior to the the goal Victor Limbani failed to convert from close range wasting the easiest of chances.
KB coach Billy Phambala heaved a sigh of relief after the final whistle.
“We had a solid game and that was to disturb their rhythm of play. We didn’t let them settle because they have a good team with good players. The plan worked and we managed to frustrate them for long periods. In the process they tired and we managed to get a goal,”.
Mphambala said the win will build confidence in the team and he hopes the momentum continues.
Though putting in a brave face Silver coach Lovemore Fazili was disappointed with the loss.
“We are disappointed that we lost a game we were supposed to win. We were the better team and had the most chances. It really is painful to lose in this way. But we will rise up and work on our finishing,” he said.
Silver supporters caused a melee when they stormed the dressing room of their team to voice their anger.
Security personnel, including police and stewards, looked on without intervening.