TNM Super League table-anchors Mighty Tigers yesterday frustrated leaders Silver Strikers by holding them to a goalless draw at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.
Nevertheless, the result saw Central Bankers restore their six-point lead at the pinnacle of the top-flight league.
Silver now have 32 points from 14 games while second-placed Nyasa Big Bullets, who played out a one-all draw against their arch-rivals Mighty Wanderers on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, have 26 points.
Tigers have 10 points from 14 matches.
The hosts tried all they could to break the deadlock, but the Kau-Kau Boys frustrated their efforts.
Silver had a chance to take the lead when they were awarded a penalty in the first half, but Maxwell Phodo missed from the spot.
In the second half, the Central Bankers created a deluge of scoring opportunities, but still failed to make them count.
The visitors should thank their goalkeeper Christopher Mikuwa who thwarted several attempts by Silver.
Silver coach Dan Kabwe said his side was the better team on the day, but they failed to utilise their chances.
“We were the better team but we could not score. That happens in football and we have to accept. Overall, I am happy with the performance of my boys,” he said.
Tigers coach Trevor Kajawa said he was happy to get a point away against the league leaders.
“To get a point against the league leaders at their backyard is a plus for us. We are hoping that this will be a start of good things,” he said.
In other matches, Moyale Barracks beat their brothers in arms Red Lions 2-0 at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre. Chrispin Fukizi and Robert Mphenzi scored for Moyale.
Ekwendeni Hammers beat Ntopwa FC 3-1. Chawanagnwa Gumbo claimed a brace for Hammers while Clever Kayira scored the other goal. Ellard Chigwetsa scored the face saver for Ntopwa.