Kitwe United maintained a narrow one point lead at the top of the FAZ Division One Zone Two table after edging Kalulushi Modern Stars 2-1 at Garden Park Stadium on Sunday.
Striker Emmanuel Chabula and captain Moses Lolozi scored the goals for Kitwe.
Kalulushi had scared Kitwe with a second half equaliser just after the break before defender Lolozi struck the winner late in the game.
Kitwe have 53 points, one above second placed Kansanshi Dynamos, after 26 matches played.
Kansanshi kept breathing heavily on Kitwe after overcoming FQMO Roads 1-0 in the Solwezi derby.
Third placed Indeni suffered a setback in their promotion race after being downed 2-1 by Ndola United in another derby at Musa Kasonka Stadium.
Indeni remain stuck on 47 points and are six points away from the top.
FAZ DIVISION ONE – WEEK 26 RESULTS
Matero United 1-1 Lundazi United
Wonderful 3-2 Kafue Celtic
Petauke United 3-1 Lusaka Tigers
National Assembly 3-1 Paramilitary
Nampundwe 8-1 Katete Rangers
Riflemen 0-0 Happy Hearts
Young Green Buffaloes 2-0 Police College
Lusaka City Council 0-1 Zesco Malaiti Rangers
ZNS Lwamfumu 0-1 Roan United
Zesco Luapula 2-2 Chambishi FC
Chingola Police Blue Star 2-0 Geokas Curve
FQMO Roads 0-1 Kansanshi Dynamos
Copperbelt Buffaloes 0-0 Mufulira Blackpool
Kitwe United 2-1 Kalulushi Modern Stars
Ndola United 2-1 Indeni
FQMO Mining Operation 1-1 Gomes
Malalo Police vs Chindwin Sentries (postponed)
Kasama Youth Academy 2-2 Isoka Young Stars
Tazara Express 3-0 Mkushi Millers
Tamara Rangers 1-0 Mpulungu Harbour
North edge 1-3 Mande Youth Academy
Prison Leopards 3-0 Kasama Young Fighters (walkover)
Intersport 1-4 Youth Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy
Riverside United 3-0Fringilla
Senanga Warriors 0-3 Mumbwa Medics
Limulunga Royal 2-3 Kascol Rangers
Mazabuka United 0-0 Zamcoal Diggers
Yeta 3-2 Kalomo Jetters
Zesco Shockers 1-1 Zesco Victoria Falls
Chikuni Coops 0-1 Livingstone Pirates
Sinazongwe United 1-1 Young Green Eagles
New Monze Swallows 0-2 Luena Buffaloes