Melita and Rabat Ajax both dropped important points as they were held in draws at the Victor Tedesco Stadium in the BOV First Division on Sunday.
In the first match, Melita and Naxxar Lions shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Manuel Ramon Sierra Camacho put the Amateurs ahead but Edilson Fiori dos Santos levelled matters for the Lions.
In the second match, Rabat Ajax were held in a goalless draw by Birzebbuga St. Peter’s.
Rabat Ajax join Pietà Hotspurs on top with 22 points but the Hotspurs have a game in hand. Melita are third on 20 points, followed by Zejtun and St. Andrews 16, Birzebbuga 12, Dingli and Naxxar 11, Vittoriosa and Lija 9, St. George’s 8 and St. Patrick 5.