Yangon United reduced the gap between them and Myanmar National League leaders Yadanarbon to four points on Saturday after claiming a 2-0 win over GFA.
The Lions took the lead at the Bogyoke Aung San Stadium after ten minutes when captain Khin Maung Lwin scored his first goal of the campaign, before Cesar added a second in the 79th minute to wrap up the three points.
The result allowed Yangon to move closer to Yadanarbon, after the league leaders were held to a 2-2 draw by Magway at the Thuwunna Stadium.
Although Yadanarbon had taken a 13th-minute lead thanks to Aung Myint Aye’s opener, their opponents hit back a minute before the half-hour mark when Sylla Mansa found the equaliser.
Edison Fonseca then struck four minutes after halftime to restore the designated visitors’ advantage but in the 72nd minute, Emmanuel Medengue struck to earn Magway a share of the spoils.
Saturday’s other game saw Nay Pyi Taw continue their alarming slump in form as they were beaten 2-1 by Ayeyawady United – their fourth defeat in five outings.
After Nanda Lin Kyaw Chit had broken the deadlock at the Paung Laung Stadium in the 24th minute, Sasa Rankovic found the back of the net a minute after the hour mark to double Ayeyawady’s lead.
Jung Yoon-sik did manage to pull one back for Nay Pyi Taw seven minutes later but they were just unable to find the equaliser, allowing their opponents to hold out for the victory.
Kanbawza moved two spots up to third and are also just four points behind Yadanarbon after claiming a 1-0 triumph over Manaw Myay on Sunday.
Following a goalless first half at the Bogyoke Aung San Stadium, Kyaw Zayar Win netted the only goal of the game in the 55th minute to win it for KBZ.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Chin United beat Southern Myanmar 4-2, while Monday’s only game saw Zwekapin United beat Zeyar Shwe Myay 2-0 at the Monywa Stadium, courtesy of goals from Aziz and Naing Naing Kyaw.
Saturday’s Myanmar National League Results
GFA 0-2 Yangon United
Nay Pyi Taw 1-2 Ayeyawady United
Magway 2-2 Yadanarbon
Sunday’s Myanmar National League Results
Kanbawza 1-0 Manaw Myay
Chin United 4-2 Southern Myanmar
Monday’s Myanmar National League Results
Zeyar Shwe Myay 0-2 Zwekapin United