Bullets survive Ntopwa scare, Ekwendeni now 2nd

Ntopwa FC

Nyasa Big Bullets nearly dented their seven-year unbeaten home record in the TNM Super League as they came from behind to level scores 1-1 against Ntopwa FC in the late minutes on Saturday.

It took Hassan Kajoke to cancel Hendrix Misinde's goal in the 79th minute of play at Kamuzu Stadium.

The result still puts the Bangwe-based side, a step above Bullets on position seven with 14 points.

Bullets, the league champions, are two points down the Amaghetto kids despite playing eight games, one above Ntopwa.

Elsewhere, Ekwendeni Hammers completed their Karonga journey on a positive note, collecting maximum points against the host Karonga United.

Ekwendeni hammered Chitipa United 3-1 in their first match on Saturday before replicating the similar results on Sunday.

Zikani Kasambara netted a brace before Mabuchi Msiska completed the cycle.

Chrispin Mhangama netted the consolation for the host.

Ekwendeni have now moved to second position on the log table with equal points to leaders Silver Strikers, only separated by goals.

Both Ekwendeni and the Bankers have played nine games.

Karonga with the nine games played have managed to amass 11 points on position nine.

There was a goals galore in the Central Region as Civo Service United pulled a late equaliser to rescue a point from their three-all encounter against Red Lions.

In-form Zomba-based lions led most part of the match that saw Civo come from behind twice to level the scores.

Ronald Pangani, Chikoti Chirwa and Paul Kansungwi scored for the lions, while Muhammad Sulumba's brace and one from Lanken Mwale saved the civil servants.

Red Lions are now third on the log table with 18 points from nine games, while Civo are fourth, with 16 points from eight games.

On Sunday, all eyes will be at Kamuzu Stadium as Be Forward Wanderers take on Mighty Tigers FC.