Blue Eagles have moved to second position in the 16-team TNM Super League after beating Mighty Tigers 1-0 at Nankhaka Ground in Lilongwe on Sunday.
They have displaced Nyasa Big Bullets with 34 points from 18 games while the People’s Team have 32 from 16 games.
However, Eagles are five points behind leaders Be Forward Wanderers who have played a game less.
The cops’ captain Mecium Mhone scored the lone goal from a penalty.
At Chitowe in Dwangwa, Silver Strikers missed a chance to rise to fourth after a shock 1-0 loss to relegation-threatened Dwangwa United on Sunday.
Dwangwa maintained their good form in the second round to keep their survival hopes alive.
Chifuniro Mpinganjira scored the priceless goal for the sugarcane fields’ side in the 18th minute after capitalising on a defensive blunder.
The win has helped Dwangwa move to 13th position on the table with 18 points, displacing rookies Ntopwa FC who are a point behind on position 14 after losing 1-0 on Saturday Wanderers.
The Central Bankers piled pressure on their hosts through Ghanaian striker Mike Tetteh and diminutive Green Harawa, but towering Dwangwa United centre-back Gilbert Nkhokwe kept them at bay.
Despite the loss, Silver coach Abbas Makawa praised his charges for putting up a gallant fight, saying they created a lot of chances.
“Throughout the game, we played well, but the boys failed to utilise the scoring opportunities they created,” he said.
Dwangwa coach Radwell Mbetewa was relieved to have collected maximum points.
He said: “I told my players to work hard because time is running out. We need to win games for us to remain in the league.”
Since the resumption of the league from a breather, Dwangwa have registered three consecutive victories and a draw. In another match on Sunday, TN Stars and Masters Security played out a one-all draw. Jabes Tchokhotho scored for Stars while Martin Nsewa scored an own goal for Masters.