Legon Cities added to the woes of Accra Hearts of Oak as they pip the former champions 1-0 at the El Wak Stadium on Sunday.
The Phobians went into the game looking to recover from the embarrassing 5-1 loss to Medeama SC but the hosts had other ideas as they put up a brave fight to carry the day.
Kofi Kordzi decided the contest with a brilliant first half strike to silence his former employers.
This win gives Legon Cities a lifeline going into the last two matches of the season as they sit three points clear of the relegation zone.
The Royals are now 11th in the table with 43 points - three points above the relegation zone while Accra Hearts of Oak remain in 8th place with 45 points.
Elsewhere in Tamale - Real Tamale United (RTU) cake from behind to beat Bechem United 2-1 at the Aliu Mahama stadium. Hafiz Konkoni, opened the scoring for Bechem United in the 15th minute, as he grabbed his 15th goal of the campaign.
Mohammed Sadat later fetched the equalizer for the hosts in the 83rd minute Stephen Dankwa Badu found the back of the net in stoppage time to give Real Tamale United all the spoils.
At the Golden City Park - Nsoatreman FC recorded their first away win of the season as they defied the odds to beat Berekum Chelsea 2-1.
Samuel Ofori scored in each half before Patrick Asiedu pulled one back for Chelsea.
Samuel Ofori opened the scoring inside 22 minutes of play and added the second goal in the 62nd minute before Asiedu netted in the 73rd minute.
Bibiani Gold Stars recorded yet another win at DUN’s Park as they defeated bottom placed Kotoku Royals 3-1.
Abednego Tetteh registered two quick fire goals inside the opening 33 minutes to give Gold Stars a remarkable start.
Tetteh scored the opener in the 5th minute but Collins Coudjoe leveled matters for Kotoku Royals in the 27th minute before Abednego Tetteh restored their advantage in the 33rd minute through a spot kick.
Back from recess, Prince Kwabena Owusu scored a third for Gold Stars on 51 minutes to seal victory for the Miners.
At Sogakope - Charles Danso Otu gave Accra Great Olympics a sigh of relief at Sogakope as he scored the match winner against Accra Lions.
The Dade Boys needed a win to brighten their chances of survival and it took the effort of Danso Otu in the 52nd minute to win the day.