Blue Eagles are back at the top of the summit following their 3-1 victory over Karonga United in a league match played at Nankhaka Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The rookies were coming from their historic 1-0 victory over Big Bullets last week but they failed to replicate last week’s performance as they were humbled by the area 30 Cops.
Vitumbiko Mkandawire had given the hosts a lead earlier in the first half before an own goal by Steve Msiska put the game on 2-nil.
The hosts were aiming for the top position as they attacked like angry vipers throughout the opening minutes but Chimwemwe Kasambara in goals for the visitors produced some stunning saves.
However, it only took less than 15 minutes for the host to find their opening goal through Mkandawire following a brilliant move from the right flank of the field.
Minutes later, it was 2-nil. Karonga United defence was caught napping, forcing Msiska to score past his own goalkeeper.
Come second half, the visitors started brightly no wonder they reduced the arrears through Twisi Kalolokesya, 2-1.
The visitors were a better side in the half as they created some clear goal scoring opportunities but were unable to unlock Eagles’ defence.
However, Gilbert Chirwa sealed the victory for the hosts when he made a cool finish inside the penalty box to make it 3-1.
The result sees Blue Eagles climbing back at the top with 25 points from 11 games whilst Karonga United are 10th with 6 points from ten games.
At Zomba Community Centre Ground, Red Lions mauled Civo Service United 4-0 to move up to 10th on the standings with 13 points from 12 games.
Action in the top flight continues on Sunday with exciting fixtures.
At Kamuzu Stadium, defending league champions Big Bullets will play host to Wizards FC whilst Kamuzu Barracks will entertain Karonga United at Civo Stadium.
At Kalulu Stadium, Azam Tigers will host last season’s runners up Mafco FC.