Big Bullets collected full points in an away fixture against Kamuzu Barracks on Sunday to get level with Silver Strikers on 34 points, just a point behind leaders, Red Lions.
Despite the margin being big, the play itself did not reflect the result as KB could have levelled the scores.
The first-half was not explosive as few chances were created by both teams. There was simply no organised play.
In the 37th minute, Gabadinho Mhango shot wide with KB goalkeeper Victor Nangwale out of position.
The game, however, exploded a minute into the second half, when Chimango Kayira unleashed a grounder, about 27 yards, to beat Nangwale.
Before celebrations were over, Diverson Mlozi headed in the second after Nangwale had fumbled a Douglas Chirambo cross.
The two goals briefly deflated the hosts and Bullets continued pressing ahead as KB needlessly lost possession.
Bullets could have gone three clear in the 52nd minute, but an unmarked Heston Munthali headed wide after a cross from Fischer Kondowe, who was man of the match.
KB countered soon after with good passes between Dennis Kambewa and Weld Nkuliwa. Nkuliwa laid a fine ball for an advancing Joel Chipofya, whose shot was parried over the bar by Vincent Gona in goals for Bullets.
Bullets killed the game when Mlozi volleyed in the third from a Chimango Kayira pass in the 70th minute.
Although they were three goals down, KB still fought, resulting in the creation of three chances in the last 15 minutes of the game, but Chipofya, Dan Ziba and Nkuliwa could not get enough composure to beat Gona.
â€œI gave the boys a target after half-time. I told them to score a goal within the first 15 minutes. They did it and we disturbed them,â€ said Bullets coach Eddingtone Ngâ€™onamo after the match.
KB coach Kenwood Nkhoma admitted that the early goals confused his players.
â€œWhen they scored those two quick goals, I knew we were out. We tried to come back, but we failed to score from the clearest chances,â€ said Nkhoma.
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