Chipolopolo striker Festus Mbewe scored a hat-trick as leaders Nkana beat Konkola Blades 4-2 in Kitwe to maintain their lead at the top of the FAZ/MTN Super Division.
Mbewe launched the onslaught with a 12th minute goal against the run of play before his team mate Donashano Malama scored an own goal on 39 minutes.
The two teams went to the half time break with scores tied at 1-1.
But Blades scared Nkana after the restart when they led 2-1 via a Francis Simwanza 57th minute goal.
However, Reynold Kampamba equalised 12 minutes later tapping in a Kelvin Mubanga cross.
This was before Mbewe again put Nkana in the lead with a long range shot two minutes later and completed his hat-trick with a late penalty.
Mbewe would have scored four goals in a six goal thriller had Chingola referee Kebby Madiaby not disallowed his 52nd minute goal
Meanwhile, Nkana have increased their tally to 29 points, two clear off second placed Zesco United, who thumped Lime Hotspurs 4-0 in Ndola on Saturday.
At Musa Kasonka Stadium, Maybin Mwaba scored a brace while Lottie Phiri and Winstone Kalengo accounted for a goal apiece.
In Lusaka, Davies Mwape scored a brace and Henry increased the tally to give champions Zanaco a 3-1 win over Nkwazi at Sunset Stadium.
Nkwazi’s Chipungu Musukuma got a consolation for the visitors but it was not enough for the points.