Gambia Armed Forces breathed a deep sigh of relief as they pick their first points in four games after strings below par displays.
The Soldiers lost three of their four league matches managing a single draw since the start of the GFA League.
The abysmal showing that initial showed no sign of abating had many speculating that the Armed Forces could face the axe.
The poor run of show had had many projecting that the Kaki Boys could be headed for relegation -albeit the league is new- unless its strike force rightly picks its scoring boot.
And on Sunday at the Boxbar stadium, Armed Forces brushed off struggling Young Africans putting a single goal past them - a fragile lead they managed through out game time.
Steve Biko slugged out a goalless draw with Brikama United at the Serrekunda East mini-stadium.
Sang Ndong's Hawks are slowly wriggling out of the unpleasant poor start they endured beating Bakau United by a goal to nil.
Elsewhere Gamtel cruised past Interior by a slender margin of 1-0 while Gambia Ports Authority settled for a drab 0-0 score with Sea View.
Real still tops by ten points while GPA are joint second placed on seven points each. Gamtel are third, Brikama fourth but Interior sit bottom rocked below Armed Forces in the 12-team league.