Max Bullets FC at the weekend consolidated their lead in the Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier League with two vital wins to open an eight-point gap at the top.
On Saturday, Bullets narrowly beat Bvumbwe Research 1-0 before registering a similar result at home over Blantyre United the following day. Wongani Zulu was their toast of the weekend. The success has seen them soar on the table to 79 points from 34 games played this far.
On the other hand, Cobbe Barracks had a weekend of mixed fortunes. They won 3-2 away to Nyasa United, only to falter the following day 2-1 to Be Forward Wanderers Reserves at Chiwembe Technical Centre. Goals from Austin Perete and Patrick Pinto did the damage to the Zomba-based soldiers. The visitors scored through their forward Patrick Luhanga.
This means Cobbe are still second with 71 points from 34 games. Their only discomfort now should be fellow soldiers Changalume Barracks who are gradually breathing down their necks. Changalume collected six points with 2-0 margin wins over Ndirande Icons and Machinga ADD. They now have 60 points and have played 31 games, three less than the two title chasers.
Changalume Barracks coach Nelson Chirwa said they are taking each game with caution.
“Slowly we are getting there. We do not have to feel the pressure of looking at where Cobbe [Barracks] and Max [Bullets] are. We just have to play our normal game and collect the much-needed points,” said Chirwa. n