After suffering a 4-1 demolition to Ntopwa on Saturday, Mzuzu-based soldiers Moyale Barracks vented their anger on Be Forward Wanderers to rescue three points from the possible six in their Southern Region Super League journey at the Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.
The soldiers twice came from behind through Deus Nkutu’s brace and one from Gastin Simkonda to cancel the Nomad’s lead courtesy of Babatunde Adepoju’s goal from the spot and the second one from Francisco Madinga.
Being the soldiers’ saviour, Nkutu was named player-of-the-match for the day.
Wanderers have still finished the first round of the country’s top league as leaders with 33 points, despite failing to stretch the lead to seven points.
Moyale have managed to finish their first-round tasks by moving two steps up to position nine with 18 points.
“We were at pains with the Ntopwa loss, we sat down and encouraged each other that we should return home to Mzuzu with points. Our coaches talked to us and am happy it materialized. We believe this is the start of good things and come second round our supporters should expect more from us. Personally, I wish to tell the supporters and even other teams that I am around and I am ready for them in the second round,” Nkutu said.
Elsewhere at Kasungu Stadium, Mzuni held holding Kamuzu Barracks to a goalless draw.
Following the result, KB reclaimed their second spot after being dislodged by Nyasa Big Bullets on Saturday.
The Lilongwe-based soldiers are now a point above Bullets who finished their first-round task with a 3-1 to Dwangwa to reach 29 points.
Civil also had a grand finish after stunning fellow Lilongwe side Masters Security 3-0.
Fletcher Bandawe scored twice before Raphael Phiri sealed it all to hand the civil servants position seven finish with 24 points.
Mzuni are now tenth with 17 points, while Masters, Mlatho Mponela and Dwangwa United are the three bottom-placed with 13, 11 and eight points each respectively.
Wanderers will receive K1 million for being first-round top finishers.