Cobbe Barracks FC on Sunday suffered their second defeat at the hands of Blantyre United in the Nsejjere Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier Division match.
The match, which was played at Zomba Community Centre ground, attracted a fair crowd.
It was a spirited performance from United, who endured the physical approach from the Zomba-based soldiers to win 4-1.
Braces of goals from Yusuf Luwanya and Taonga Malenga proved vital for United. McPeter Makwale scored the consolation for Cobbe to take his tally to 18 goals in the league.
This was their first win under their new coach Aubrey Nankhuni, who joined the side from Max Bullets three weeks ago.
Nankhuni attributed the win to the hardworking spirit of his charges throughout the game.
“I have known Cobbe [style of play] for quite some time and I knew which buttons to press. This was my third game with the team and I am optimistic we are going to perform well in the upcoming games,” said Nankhuni.
Cobbe Barracks FC assistant coach William Chiwanda had no kind words for the officiating personnel.
“The referees have contributed to our failure by making some questionable decisions,” he lamented.
The win has taken United to position seven with 25 points from 17 games played so far.
Despite the loss, Cobbe Barracks FC still lead the table with 36 points from 17 games whereas Max Bullets is second with 32 points from 16 games. Nchalo United is on third position with 31 points from 18 games.