Nomads return to winning ways

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…As Moyale fail to beat struggling Blantyre United at home

 

Super League leaders Be Forward Wanderers returned to winning ways after defeating unpredictable Masters Security 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Dedza Stadium.

After the league-leaders fell to red-hot Civil Sporting Club on Saturday, there were whispers of an imminent dip in form but the Nomads came roaring into Dedza Stadium and dominated for almost the entire game to send a strong warning to fellow contenders that the Lali Lubani boys are just as deadly as before their loss to Civil.

With minutes played on the clock, the rookies found themselves 1-nil down courtesy of a Precious Msosa’s goal to send the Blue side into a massive celebration.

After scoring, the Nomads seemed to slip just a tad, with the backline having a few miscommunications and conceding a couple of set pieces.

The home side had their best chances in the middle of the first half, but lacked the cutting edge inside the penalty box to frustrate their head coach Benjamin Kumwenda.

In the second half, tempos flew higher as the midfield battle intensified between the two sides.

The visitors almost nailed it when Jabulani Linje was found unmarked in the box only to fire wide off the goal mark from the close range.

At the other end, the rookies created some goal scoring chances but kept on missing.

With some few minutes to play on the clock, Joseph Kamwendo saw his spot kick well saved by the hosts’ goalie.

This was his second penalty miss in a row having missed another penalty last week during Wanderers 2-1 victory over Red Lions at Balaka Stadium.

However, the Nomads were able to collect maximum points to return to Blantyre with 3 points out of the possible 6.

The result sees Wanderers clinging on to the top position with 22 points from nine games while Masters Security are just a point above the drop zone with 9 points from ten games.

At Mzuzu Stadium, Blantyre United conceded in the dying minutes to give away a 1-nil lead which would have taken them out of the drop zone.

With Masters Security trailing against Wanderers, it certainly looked promising for the struggling Blantyre based side when Ibrahim Sadik’s first half strike kept them moving but with less than ten minutes to play on the clock, Lesman Singini levelled the score line for the hosts to grab a point from the match.

The result sees Moyale Barracks occupying the third position with 18 points from ten games while Blantyre United are still stuck in the bottom three with 8 points from 12 games.

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