Malawi national netball team Queens need to dig deeper into their reserves to break into the top four dominated by Australia, New Zealand, England and Jamaica.
The Queens trail Pool A leaders Jamaica they are facing on Monday on third despite recording two wins out of three games.
The Malawian side beat Northern Ireland 71-50 falling short of Jamaica who thrashed the same team 65 against 34.
The Queens were on the verge of making history after pushing Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand only to lose marginally 50-47 in their second.
In the third game Malawi recovered to thump St Lucia 69 against 28 in a game they dominated throughout.
Malawi started on a high winning first quarter 6 against 17, 14 against 47 in the second quarter, 20 to 51 in the third before wrapping up the comprehensive victory 69 against 28.
The Queens turned the game into a training session in the third quarter resting impressive leading shooter Mwawi Kumwenda for Joyce Mvula, attacker Beatrice Mpinganjira for Jane Chimaliro and Lauren Ngwira goal defender for Caroline Ngwira Mtukule.
Malawi face Jamaica on Monday in what would be the toughest game to determine the position four in the world.
Malawi wrap up group game fixtures against hosts Scotland on Tuesday.