Melita moved second in the BOV First Division as they beat Zejtun Corinthians 1-0 in a direct clash between the two teams lying in third place.
Luke Micallef scored the all-important goal for the Amateurs five minutes from time.
In another match, Birzebbuga St. Peter’s returned to winning ways as they defeated Vittoriosa Stars 2-1. A win which puts the Saints in sixth place on 12 points.
Matthew Sciortino scored twice – one from a penalty. Roberto Brincat replied for the Stars.
Pietà Hotspurs lead the way with 22 points, followed by Melita on 19, Rabat 18, Zejtun 16, St. Andrews 13, Birzebbuga 12, Naxxar 10, Vittoriosa 9, St. George’s and Dingli 8, Lija 6 and St. Patrick 5.