Two goals in the last 10 minutes by veteran striker Heston Munthali were enough for Escom United to secure maximum points on Sunday against a resilient but relegated Zomba United at Zomba Community Centre ground.
The TNM Super League defending champions Escom United used their experience to win the game as the home side made life difficult for them throughout the game.
The Electricians top the table with 47 points from 27 games and are remaining with one game against Silver Strikers whereas Zomba United are on position 14 with 19 points from 26 games.
The home side forced the Electricians into rearguard action for the better part of the first-half.
Stanley Mhango, Manase Chiyesa and Steve Paundi fought hard to score, but the visitorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ goal minder Charles Swini thwarted most of the their efforts.
On the other hand, Zomba UnitedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goalkeeper William Phiri made spectacular saves that earned him the man-of-the-match accolade.
In the 65th minute, Zomba UnitedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Lackson Shaba could have put his side in the lead had Swini not stopped the ball on the goal line.
Munthali broke the deadlock in the 80th minute and scored a goal from what looked like an off-side position. The goal drew protests from the home side but the game continued.
Munthali claimed a brace in stoppage time with a thumping header from a Ndaziona Chatsalira corner kick.
Soon after the final whistle, alleged Zomba United supporters mobbed the officiating personnel, in protest of MunthaliÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first goal.
Escom United coach Charles Manda said experience won the game for his side and hailed Zomba for giving his charges a tough time, but his counterpart Tione Mhone had no kind words for the officiating crew.