On paper, Wanderers were the favorites as the security men had never bagged any point over the visitors in two years.
But it was a different story Sunday afternoon as the defending champions had to come from behind to share the spoils with Masters Security.
Forward Adeboye Babatunde put the home side ahead in the 26th minute, but Wanderers leveled the score line in the 66th minute.
One of the security men’s defenders fouled Misheck Bottoman in the penalty box and midfielder Joseph Kamwendo made no mistake, salvaging a point for Wanderers who are still second on the log table with 38 points from 19, seven points behind Bullets who have also played 19 games.
Wanderers Team Manager Steve Madeira said it was a tough encounter, but hailed the players for fighting tooth and nail to bag four points in the central region.
“The boys have done well. We played Karonga United in Karonga on Wednesday and we played against Civil Sporting in Lilongwe yesterday where we won and today (Sunday) we have drawn against Masters, it is a fair result. All in all, we are contented with the four points……it’s not easy to bag four points over Civil and Masters Security,” Madeira.
Coach for Masters Security Abbas Makawa was unhappy with the referee over some decisions, which according to him, were in favour of the visitors.
“We were a better side the entire match, but thing didn’t go our away because of the referee’s incompetence. Wanderers should thank the referee for being their side. They have been saved by the referee,” asserted Makawa.
Masters Security are on ninth position with 23 points 18 games.
Elsewhere, Tigers suffered 0-1 at home to Karonga United at Mulanje Park Stadium. Bernard Msiska’s goal enabled the visitors to return to Karonga with points having lost 3-1 to Bullets on Saturday.
Tigers FC have since climbed down to seventh position with 23 points from 18 games while Karonga United are eighth with 23 points from 20 games.
At Nankhaka Stadium, Maxwell Salambula’s lone goal enabled Blue Eagles to claim a 1-0 home win over Mzuni FC who lost also by the same margin to Silver Strikers on Saturday. This was Mzuni’s fourth defeat in a row and is second from the bottom with 15 points 19 games. The Eagles are on fourth position with 28 points from 18 games.
Kamuzu Barracks (KB) suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Dwangwa United at Chitowe Stadium. Sammy Chiponda put the visitors but, Hassan Upindi cancelled the lead with Ben Manyozo grabbing the winner for Dwangwa United, who are now on tenth position with 23 points from 18 games. KB are thirteenth with 21 points from 18 games as well.
Red Lions lost 0-1 at home to Mafco Mangochi Stadium with Maurice Chiumia netting the only goal of the match. Red Lions moved down to eleventh position with 22 points from 19 games while Mafco are now third from the bottom with 21 points from 18 games.