Relegated Super League side Blantyre United and Msundwe United continue to dictate matters in the Southern and Central Region Premier Division respectively.
In the Nsejjere Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) league, United tore Ndirande Icons to pieces with an inspired 3-1 win at Escom Ground on Sunday to go a point clear of BNC.
Former Be Forward Wanderers winger Felix Kamwendo, Misheck Mwachipisa and Taonga Malenga, who are remnants from the squad that got relegated last season, were the scorers.
United are without a defeat having won four games while drawing two. It is the kind of start that has pleased their coach Heston Munthali who insists they are not thinking much about who is behind them.
The latest log table has United on top with 14 points from six matches trailed on 13 points by BNC, whose coach ThangoChauma, insists his charges can, despite a promising start in many years, do better.
BNC finished 14th last season and have never seriously challenged for the championship in the second-tier league.
In the Chipiku Central Region Football Association (CRFA) league, Dowa United on Saturday failed to displace Msundwe after losing 3-1 to newcomers Muletso Stars in an away fixture.
Dowa, with 15 points, needed a win in order to displace Msundwe at the top of the table and create a single-point gap. The leaders who were on bye, have 17 points from nine games just like Dowa.
In other games, St Kaduya collected full points with a convincing 6-2 victory over Ndawula FC while Dwangwa United thumped Kasungu Police 4-0 at Chitowe ground. Kaduya are third with 13 points from eight games while Dwangwa are fourth position with 12 points from four games.