Silver Strikers vented their frustration on Airborne Rangers with a 5-1 drubbing in a TNM Super League match played at Silver Stadium on Thursday.
The defending champions, who have started off the campaign on a poor note worsened by the deduction of nine points at the start of the season for last season’s punishment, scored through Chawanangwa Kawonga’s brace, Frank Banda, Sam Gunda and Rodrick Gonani.
The victory has taken them off the relegation zone to 10th position with 11 points from 12 games.
The win also ended their three consecutive losses including the 1-0 Carlsberg Cup third round exit to Azam Tigers.
The game was also a milestone in the league as it marked the 90th been played so far in which 233 goals have been scored.
On Saturday, Mighty Wanderers, who are perching the unfamiliar rock bottom position in the 15-team league, face Kamuzu Barracks away, Red Lions host Mafco in all soldiers battle at Zomba Community Centre while Blantyre United currently struggling travel to Nankhaka Stadium for a game against Blue Eagles.
On Sunday Bullets will have a daunting task to keep afloat on the top of the league with a tricky fixture against Mafco at Kamuzu Stadium, Chikwawa United straight from a famous 2-1 victory over Kamuzu Barracks away date Azam Tigers at Kalulu Stadium while Epac host Blantyre United at Civo Stadium.
Deus Nkutu of Moyale returned to the top of Golden boot award race having scored 10 goals followed by Kumbukani Mwambeni of Red Lions with nine goals while Gastin Simkonda of Moyale, Kelvin Haganda of Kamuzu Barracks and Calisto Kalinda of Mafco have seven goals each.
With just three weeks before the first round recess 71 matches have been won or lost while 19 matches have ended in draws.