Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) and Luchenza Red Ants have made headway in the Southern Region Premier Rugby League.
This follows their respective 38-12 and 22-7 victories over hosts Country Club Limbe (CCL) Jaguars and Ndirande Impalas in Blantyre last weekend.
Now, BSC and Luchenza need to win in their respective games against Impalas and Jaguars at BSC on April 1 to narrow the four-team league to a two-horse race.
According to the league’s organiser Ian Scott, winners will earn a slot in the national championship where they will battle for national glory against Central Region champions Lilongwe Rugby Club (LRC).
“The league is progressing well and we are happy that the game is gaining momentum among fans,” Scott said.
BSC senior player Richard Hayworth and his Luchenza counter-part Thomas Unyolo said they will do their best to win their next games to have a realistic chance of making it to the national finals.
Last weekend, in a first rugby match to be played at the CCL in a decade, BSC established an early lead with two converted tries from Hayworth. Majawa Duwe struck back for CCL with a powerful burst and converted a try. However, tries from man of the match Samuel Scott and two from Tino Tiannanis made the game safe for BSC.
In the second game, Luchenza took the game to Ndirande to open up an 8-0 lead through Cedrick Rodrick before man of the match Mahuta Hashim controlled the game for Luchenza with further tries. n