A goal by Mark Grech gave Sta. Venera Lightnings a 1-0 win in Group 7 of the quick-Keno Second & Third Division Knock-Out in a clash between two teams who were relegated from Division 2 at the end of last season.
In another match, Second Division side Senglea Athletic defeated Swieqi United 2-0.
On Saturday, Gudja United take on Gzira United and Sta. Lucia face Zejtun Corinthians in two matches from Group 2.