The Capital City derby failed to live to its billing as Silver Strikers and Civo United shared a point in a one-all draw affair.
With all odds given to the Central Bankers at their backyard, Silver Stadium, the host almost carried the day through a Frank Banda's 43rd minute goal, but the visitors equalised through Muhammad Sulumba.
Sulumba just returned from the Malawi national team assignment at Cosafa in South Africa.
With the point gained, Silver tops the TNM Super League table now with 46 points from 22 games, followed by Nyasa Big Bullets at 45 points from 21 games.
Civo are still sixth on the table with 34 points from 22 games.
While Silver Strikers assistant coach, McDonald Mtetemera was not satisfied with the result, his colleague from the civil servants side, Eliah Kananji was all happy.
"We played well, we needed the maximum points to create a three-points gap on the table," Mtetemera said.
"To us, we are satisfied with the point. This means we have managed to collect four points from Silver Strikers this season, which is not bad. So we would say we are the giants of Lilongwe," Kananji said.
In Blantyre, female coach, Karen Chawula had her first win of the league after defeating Red Lions 2-1.
Lions roared at Mpira Stadium to get the first goal through Royal Bokosi, before Hendrix Misinde equalised for the Amaghetto Kids.
As the match drew closer to the end, Misinde completed his brace to hand Chawula the second win since she took over the team.
The first one was an FDH Cup victory against Mzuzu Warriors.
Ntopwa had gone 14 games losing consecutively in the second round of the league.
They are still in the relegation zone, standing on position 15 with 19 points.
At Karonga Stadium, Blue Eagles were stunned by Chitipa United in a 1-0 loss.
Peter Mughogho handed the host the victory as the cops face Karonga United on Sunday.