Blue Eagles beat Blantyre United 1-0 in the TNM Super League at MDC Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday afternoon.
The victory sees the Area 30 cops moving sixth on the league table, while Blantyre United stay in the 14th spot on the standings.
The match got off to a quiet start as both teams battled for control of the middle of the park in the early stages of the encounter.
The first chance of the game fell for Blantyre United forward John Chibaya in the 10th minute, but Stars goalkeeper John Soko came out to deny him.
The hosts were slowly gaining control of the game and six minutes later, Mwayi Kampezeni unleashed a powerful low shot which was brilliantly saved by Soko.
The Blue Eagles goalkeeper was having a great game keeping the home team at bay.
In the 20th minute, Maxwell Salambula’s powerful effort from a free-kick was well saved by Christopher Mikuwa, who was equal to the task once again.
But Mikuwa was finally beaten before half time when Elijah Kabingu fired home to make it 1-0 to Blue Eagles heading into the half-time break.
Sparrow Msowoya, formely of Be Forward Wanderers saw his effort over the crossbar 5 minutes into the second half.
Blue Eagles responded a few minutes later when Mphatso Philimoni missed the target following a great pass from Chisomo Chilasa.
The home side were struggling to penetrate the Blue Eagles defence which was marshalled by Gio Banda.
In the 82nd minute, Jide Mbandambanda beat his marker, before unleashing a thunderous shot which was saved by Soko.
Pressure was mounting on Blantyre United and three minutes later, long-range specialist Sparrow Msowoya effort from another set-piece was pushed onto the crossbar by Soko.
The cops stood firmly and ensured that the game ended in a 1-0 victory to go back to area 30 with three points in the bag.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :