Be Forward Wanderers scored a late goal to beat Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe yesterday to extend the lead on the log table to four points.
Their arch-rivals Nyasa Big Bullets moved to second position with 32 points after a 3-0 victory over Masters Security at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
It was a good start to the second round for Wanderers considering they survived their opponents’ scare.
The presence of Wanderers forwards, Babatunde Adepoju, Francis Nkonda and Zicco Mkanda was not felt in the first half.
Adepoju scored from the penalty in the 85th minute to take his tally to 15 goals.
It was a painful defeat for KB and assistant coach Ted Kalinde could not hide his disappointment.
“It’s very painful. We manage to hold on and took the game to them,” he said
Wanderers coach Bob Mpinganjira described the game as tough.
“It was a difficult game,” he said. Kamuzu Barracks defended well.
At Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Nyasa Big Bullets relaunched their TNM Super League title defence with 3-0 victory over struggling Masters Security.
Both sides had no rest during the mid-season break as they were participating in Confederation of African Football (CAF) club competitions.
Bullets forward Patrick Phiri started the party in the ninth minute with a volley that Masters goalkeeper Bester Phiri could only watch as it shook his net.
Hassan Kajoke made it 2-0 in the 39th minute from a move initiated by substitute Mike Mkwate deep in the midfield all the way to winger Peter Banda who glided down the flank before cutting it back inside for Kajoke to tap in.
The third one was a result of poor defending.
Masters defender Richard Chande lost the ball to man of the match Gomezgani Chirwa on right flank.
Chirwa raced with the ball, rounded off goalie Phiri, sending him sprawling on the floor before burying it in an empty net.
But after recess Masters came back a changed side.
They sealed all loopholes and managed to control the game.
Masters newly appointed coach Jabil Maliro, who has taken over from coach Abbas Makawa and assistant coach Eliah Kananji who both resigned last week, conceded defeat.
“Let’s just accept that it was not our day,” he said.
Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa acknowledged that his charges faded in the second half.
“But what is important is the three points,” he said.
Savenda Chitipa United collected three points after TN Stars failed to turn up for the match at Karonga Stadium.